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Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« on: October 14, 2007, 08:57:47 AM »
In January of 1994, two graduate students at Stanford University, Jerry Yang and David Filo created what we know today as Yahoo! Originally named “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web,” Yahoo was a directory that organized other web sites into a hierarchy. The history of Yahoo begins.

Unlike other search engines, Yahoo! gained swift popularity. Just twelve months after its creation, Yang and Filo had over one million hits on their year old search engine. The sheer volume of people using it prompted Filo and Yang to incorporate Yahoo! early in 1995

The name Yahoo however, was already taken by other enterprises; Filo and Yang were forced to add the exclamation mark in order to trademark it. Yahoo! went public on April 12 1996 were it earned a total of 2.6 million dollars.

With it’s growing popularity, Yahoo! started buying out companies such as eGroups and GeoCities. However, most of the buy outs produced a great deal of controversy since Yahoo! had a reputation of changing terms of services when they bought a company

As the history of yahoo unfolds and Yahoo’s phenomenal climb to success, Yahoo!’s creators and shareholders were confident that they had themselves a goldmine that would enjoy a great deal of business success. They didn’t predict the burst of the dot.com bubble in the early two thousands. Yahoo! survived the crisis but the value of Yahoo! stocks dropped to $8.11, an all time low.

To help rebuild itself, Yahoo! formed partnerships with telecommunication companies and internet providers, these alliances led to the creation of content rich broadband services that actively competed with AOL.

Yahoo! uses a combination of web crawlers compiled and indexed results to rank the websites that are registered on their search engine. In March of 2004 Yahoo launched a paid inclusion service. Webmasters could, for a fee, purchase a submission to Yahoo!’s human compiled directory. The annual yearly fee is about three hundred dollars. The theory is that the listing human’s provide will influence web crawlers into giving the website a higher ranking. The paid inclusion program was a lucrative venture for Yahoo but was unpopular with webmasters. Paid inclusion did not guarantee a high ranking; it only guaranteed that the business would be ranked.

Yahoo!, like other businesses, keeps its eye on the future. Currently Yahoo! offers a multitude of services that cater to nearly all online activities. These services include Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Maps and Driving Directions, and Yahoo! Messenger. While Google holds the top spot in search engines Yahoo! is standing strong in second place. Yahoo! competes by offering its customers vertical search services such as, Yahoo! Image, Yahoo! Local, Yahoo! Shopping Search, Yahoo! Video, and Yahoo! News. Although Yahoo! is second to Google it is still a favorite among many online search engine users. As the history of yahoo continues to unfold the future looks bright…

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 01:34:35 PM »
nice info thanx

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 03:20:08 PM »
This is nice information about the yahoo as it is the one of the best search engine after google. Also many web master make use of this search engine to get the traffic.

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 03:40:01 AM »
This is very  necessary data about the yahoo as it is the one of the best search engine after Google. Also lots of  technicians make use of this search engine to get the traffic. It is  placed on  2nd position  after google .

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 05:27:54 AM »
This is nice in sequence regarding the yahoo as I am simply with the yahoo mail overhaul an doesn't attentive about its olden times. So credit for division it.

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 02:32:01 PM »
oh,  that 's  what  i  never  knowed

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 05:03:25 PM »
Yahoo is really very user friendly and it provides all the latest updates of news. Even yahoo mail is very easy to operate for new users.

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 06:05:14 PM »
thanks for the very informative post

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Re: Yahoo: A Brief History of Yahoo! What You Need to Know
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 09:24:21 PM »
Thanks a lot friends for sharing your useful opinions and views i really appreciate it.
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