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Confirmed: Microsoft Offers to Buy Yahoo! for $44.6 Billion

Posted by Nadir on February 1st, 2008

This day has come my friends. Microsoft just offered to buy Yahoo! for $44.6 Billion, or $31 a share. According to the press release:

Yahoo! Asking Employees To Report Bad Search Results

Posted by Nadir on July 13th, 2007

While doing some research with Yahoo! Site Explorer, I noticed this message on the right of the search results page.

Yahoo! Is Really Getting Serious About Mobile Search

Posted by Nadir on March 27th, 2007

Last week, Yahoo! proudly announced that their mobile search service (downloadable application) called OneSearch was now available on more than 85% of US phones.

How can you differentiate from a competitor in order to gain more market share? Sometimes, a company can take a pricing decision that can boost its sales but also generate a positive response amongst their customers.

Lee Odden just published an excellent interview he did with Laura Lippay, SEO Program Manager for Yahoo Media Group. I first heard about Laura on CNet, when I saw her excellent SEO 101 video (she’s cute, isn’t she?). You may also have seen her posting smart comments/posts at SEOMoz, Highrankings forums , or Cre8asiteforums. The [...]

A helpful Yahoo! feature for keyword research

Posted by Nadir on June 6th, 2006

I’ve never really paid attention to the “also try” feature in Yahoo!, which allows you to see related keyword. Each time you run a search in Yahoo!, they display a short list of related keywords, that you can expand by clicking on “more”, then “show all” to see the complete list of related keywords. I [...]

I was aware of Google Answers where people can go and post any question they want and get an answer for a fee (from $2.00 to $200.00). Their answers are usually pretty smart, being given by people who are usually specialist or well aware of the field the person is asking a question about. Plus [...]

Yahoo! Mindset could make life harder for SEO

Posted by Nadir on February 14th, 2006

The guys at Yahoo! Research have been working really hard. Yahoo! Mindset is a great example of their efforts. This search engine, currently still in Demo version, is able to determine if a page has for primary goal to sell something (commercial) or if the goal is to present information only (informational).