Yahoo Removes Directory Links From Individual Search Results

Yahoo Removes Category (Directory) Links From Under Search Results at Search Engine Roundtable reports that Yahoo has removed the links from the individual search listings to the Yahoo Directory.

In the past, if a page had a listing in the Yahoo Directory, that directory listing would be shown as part of the page’s listing in web search results.

Here is a before and after that illustrates this:

Before: add-to-my-yahoo-removed.gif

After: ser-cat-yahoo-search.gif

This seems to be a pretty big move from Yahoo. This is just one more step in the direction of folding the once very popular Yahoo Directory.

Postscript: Search Engine Watch has confirmation from Yahoo that they removed the links because they caused “clutter.”

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Yahoo: SEO | Yahoo: User Interface

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