Yahoo Answers has been a staple of the web for over 15 years, since June 28, 2005. Now, Yahoo goes to shut it and not likely present an archive, like once they closed the Yahoo Directory – one other piece of web historical past. Yahoo Solutions will go offline Might 4th – I’m wondering why that date. 🙂
We wrote about Yahoo Solutions right here loads within the early days, when it was one thing SEOs used to achieve hyperlinks or rank for content material. However like I stated, it has been years since I wrote about it and years since I even thought of it.
Some people within the search engine marketing business surprise if now that Yahoo Reply’s content material shall be out of the way in which, will we’ve got extra room to have our content material rank.
John Mueller of Google responded to that on Twitter saying “I haven’t got excessive hopes if Yahoo solutions was a severe competitor to your websites…”
I haven’t got excessive hopes if Yahoo solutions was a severe competitor to your websites… pic.twitter.com/JCTR3uVnwl
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) April 6, 2021
How will I bear in mind tips on how to boil an egg? I suppose Google received that lined?
Briefly, I doubt Yahoo Solutions received convertible visitors in ages and I suppose that’s the reason they’re shutting it down.
That is the e-mail Yahoo despatched out about this information:
Expensive Yahoo Solutions Neighborhood,
We launched Yahoo Solutions sixteen years in the past to assist individuals world wide join and share data. With you and thousands and thousands of different customers, we constructed the most effective place on the net to ask and reply questions on a wide range of matters, making a neighborhood of worldwide information sharing. Whereas we couldn’t have been prouder of what we completed collectively, we’re reaching out as we speak to let you realize that we’ve got determined to close down Yahoo Solutions on Might 4th, 2021.
Whereas Yahoo Solutions warfare as soon as a key a part of Yahoo’s services and products, it has change into much less standard over time because the wants of our members have modified. To that finish, we’ve got determined to shift our sources away from Yahoo Solutions to deal with merchandise that higher serve our members and ship on Yahoo’s promise of offering premium trusted content material.
Beginning on April twentieth you’ll not have the ability to put up any new questions or solutions. Nonetheless, you may nonetheless view any posted questions and solutions till Might 4th. On Might 4th the positioning shall be shutting down. If you want to obtain a replica of your questions and solutions you’ve posted, you are able to do this by signing into Your Privateness Dashboard and requesting a obtain. It is possible for you to to do that till June thirtieth, 2021 after which your Yahoo Solutions information shall be securely deleted and not obtainable. The closure of Yahoo Solutions is not going to have an effect on your Yahoo account or different Yahoo companies. For additional data and directions on tips on how to obtain your information, please go to our Continuously Requested Questions or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://assist.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html
Thanks for contributing to Yahoo Solutions — we’re proud and honored to have helped you join with and study from the Yahoo neighborhood these previous sixteen years. For those who’d like to offer suggestions, please be happy to achieve out to our group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, The Yahoo Solutions group
Here’s a screenshot of the house web page so we’ve got it right here (click on to enlarge):
Yahoo posted an FAQ on the closure of Yahoo Solutions over here.