Yahoo Answers has been a staple of the web for over 15 years, since June 28, 2005. Now, Yahoo goes to shut it and probably not 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 ponder why that date. 🙂
We wrote about Yahoo Solutions right here lots within the early days, when it was one thing SEOs used to realize 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 marvel if now that Yahoo Reply’s content material will probably 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 critical competitor to your websites…”
I haven’t got excessive hopes if Yahoo solutions was a critical competitor to your websites… pic.twitter.com/JCTR3uVnwl
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) April 6, 2021
How will I keep in mind easy methods to boil an egg? I assume Google obtained that coated?
In brief, I doubt Yahoo Solutions obtained convertible site visitors in ages and I assume that’s the reason they’re shutting it down.
That is the e-mail Yahoo despatched out about this information:
Pricey Yahoo Solutions Neighborhood,
We launched Yahoo Solutions sixteen years in the past to assist individuals around the globe join and share data. With you and thousands and thousands of different customers, we constructed the very best place on the internet to ask and reply questions on a wide range of subjects, making a neighborhood of worldwide information sharing. Whereas we couldn’t have been prouder of what we completed collectively, we’re reaching out at the moment to let 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 turn into much less well-liked through the years 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 be capable to publish any new questions or solutions. Nevertheless, you may nonetheless view any posted questions and solutions till Might 4th. On Might 4th the location will probably be shutting down. If you need to obtain a replica of your questions and solutions you may have 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 will probably be securely deleted and not obtainable. The closure of Yahoo Solutions won’t have an effect on your Yahoo account or different Yahoo companies. For additional data and directions on easy methods to obtain your information, please go to our Incessantly 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. When you’d like to offer suggestions, please be happy to succeed in out to our crew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sincerely, The Yahoo Solutions crew
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.