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What is positiontech's relationship with Yahoo?



11:47 pm on May 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have been using Search Submit Pro for years and have paid several thousand dollars to Yahoo. Today they send me a notice that my Insertion Order will be canceled effective some date in June and I must sign through Positiontech instead of working directly with Yahoo.

Are they owned by Yahoo? If not, I am not sure what would yahoo gain by pushing an existing customer to a third party (I never called them for any technical help in these years, so they are definitely not spending money on supporting my feeds).


12:03 am on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Its actually getting interesting and frustrating. Yahoo sends me this notice from an email address which is not valid anymore. (sspro@...inc.com.).

When I reply to that email address, I get a delivery failure.

The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <sspro@....inc.com>... User unknown (state 14).


2:04 am on May 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Sounds like Yahoo is divesting that business and spinning them off to be independent again... Wow, I haven't thought of PositionTech or Inktomi in a long, long time! I don't actually remember who bought who first...



6:29 pm on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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According to Yahoo they are moving everybody they are working with directly on Submit Pro to 3rd party vendors. I guess they are trying to save on resources

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