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Yahoo pulling results from Business.com
Yahoo and Business.com results
unionjack

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 10:29 pm on Nov 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just noticed today that Yahoo is pulling in a sponsor link from Business.com in the organic results. First time I have seen this. Is there a partnership between Business.com and Yahoo?

 

snofoam

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 2:39 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

yes, i think it started at the beginning of november.

shorebreak

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 6:41 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Am I right in assuming that this means Yahoo is taking a feed of Business.com's paid listings and distributing it within their paid inclusion?

unionjack

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 7:22 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Actually, Yahoo is pulling in Business.com "Feature Listing" in it's organic results. A "Feature Listing" is a Business.com paid listing.

shorebreak

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 7:48 pm on Nov 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

How do we know it's not Business.com buying its own paid listings some distribution within Yahoo's paid inclusion program?

unionjack

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 7:33 pm on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Spoke to a rep at Business.com about this today and they told me that it was a "SEM buy". I tried to get them to elaborate further but they would not.
This is very aggravating because my organic positioning that has always been very good is now gone if favor of the business.com listing that I have to pay for (PPC). My bill at business.com was running around 15.00 a month. In November, it went up to over 50.00 a month.
Thinking about taking my listing at business.com off line completely!

ecnext

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 6:52 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Interesting...

Can you post an example search query or two - that result in the business.com “pulled” results?

unionjack

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 7:53 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Here's the one I noticed.
[search.yahoo.com...]
Look at the result in the 3rd position (Texas Web Design)

If you right click the link and view properties (may have to copy and paste to note pad) you will see business.com in the string.

Here's the link on Business.com
[business.com...]
(2nd under featured listings)

This is the resulting link when clicked through. [awsp.com...]

Note: Please don't click the link as we'll get charged.

ecnext

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Msg#: 3500115 posted 9:07 pm on Dec 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks -

That appears to be a Search Submit Pro paid inclusion URL.

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