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I could hope that it might all get redistributed to the rest of us, but I'm supposing some of it will get transferred back to wherever Yahoo! chooses to point the URLs, assuming they use a 301 redirect?
It'd be better if they'd let all those pages 404, if they're to disable them, since a redirect wouldn't point to new locations for the same content. And, Google ought to just redistribute the PR in that case...
For the same money they could have purchased +the whole of the Swedish Volvo business+ building quality buses, lorries, and cars.
Volvo may have changes ownership, but I suspect their products are still rolling along just fine, and will be for decades to come.
Unless these value of these links has been quietly filtered out over recent months, I guess there will be some unintended consequences from the closure in the near to middle future.
Yahoo Directory Fail: There are still a ton of listings in the Yahoo directory that are to Geocities pages. Will they ever clean out the geocities listings and all the gazillions of other broken links?
I am sure when the time comes they could easily run a bot to remove all the Geocities links.
Here's the message appearing on Yahoo's error page:
Sorry, the GeoCities website you were trying to reach is no longer available.
GeoCities has closed, but Archive.org may have preserved the site you are looking for.
To find out, visit Archive.org and enter the site's web address in the field provided.
Anyone want to lay bets as to how long Google takes to drop all those pages?
[edited by: encyclo at 10:08 pm (utc) on Oct. 27, 2009]
[edit reason] fixed error-code typo [/edit]
I replaced the actual software name with software
Notice the 404s in the url
I broke the link
Your visitor must've clicked on a link to your site from Yahoo's "related search results" they're showing on those pages.