Thursday, 21 October 2010

Official Google Blog:

Official Google Blog: This week in search 10/16/10

Yahoo is going to close the Yahoo UK & Ireland directory

The Yahoo! UK & Ireland Directory will be shutting down on 18th of November 2010.



What will happen to my Directory Submit listing?
You have two options if you currently have an open order for a site listed under the Regional/Countrie/United Kingdom category path of the Yahoo! Directory:
  1. You may continue to maintain your listing through the US based Directory Submit program. Your site will remain listed in the Directory as it is now, and the applicable annual fee will apply on your anniversary date. No further action on your behalf would be required.
  2. You may request a refund of the most recent fee you paid as part of the Directory Submit program. Your Directory Submit order will be closed immediately, and your site will then be removed from the Yahoo! Directory. If you wish to proceed with this option, please email cc-directory-submit-billing-e2y@cc.yahoo-inc.com with the Order ID, your YahooID, and the URL of your listing. In order to take advantage of this refund, Yahoo! must receive a fully completed request no later than 5 pm PDT on November 18th, 2010. Otherwise, Yahoo! will conclude that you have selected the first option.
        Yahoo customers and users in the UK and Ireland regions will still be able search the web for sites   on   http://uk.yahoo.com/. The Yahoo! Directory at http://dir.yahoo.com still exists and lists many sites from this area of the world (http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/United_Kingdom/) and (http://dir.yahoo.com/Regional/Countries/Ireland/). If you choose to maintain your listing, your site will still be listed in the Yahoo! Directory.