Yahoo UK & Ireland Directory Closing November 8, 2010

The Yahoo UK and Ireland directory will be closing November 8, 2010. Yahoo officially posted the details on in their help section.

Yahoo closed four European directories earlier this year including France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Yahoo however told us that the US directory is safe and will not be going away.

As many of you know, Yahoo started out as a web directory.

Yahoo told us months ago:

As part of Yahoo!’s ongoing effort to build products and services that deliver the best possible experiences for consumers, we are increasing investment in some areas while scaling back in others. After careful consideration, Yahoo! will no longer offer the Yahoo! Directory service on December 10, 2009 in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Users in these markets will be redirected to their local version of Yahoo! Search for a superior experience. Yahoo! is focused on innovating in search and continually improving the user experience.

Hat tip to Martin Forshaw for spotting this.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Yahoo: Directory | Yahoo: Outside US

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