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    Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    I had a number of listings setup under a Yahoo! Small Business account. I hadn't looked at them lately, and knew that Yahoo! was exiting the maintenance of these listings, and had hoped to reclaim them on the Aabaco platform.

    I submitted my Yahoo! e-mail address, and confirmed that I received a number of e-mails in advance of the switchover from Yahoo Small business, but I'm not getting anything from Aabaco.

    I called the number from the website (866-434-9017), and he couldn't find my account. He referred me to another help line (888.814.2524) but that one said they don't assist anyone without a paid account and referred me to Yext. He seemed to think that Yext was taking over the "free" listings, so I'm assuming that in order to update the Yahoo Local listing going forward, this requires a paid account through either Aabaco or Yext.

    Is this what others are finding as well?
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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Hi Craig,

    In a fairly recent post at the Pro Community Raj from Yext said: "Yahoo will continue to offer free listings managed via the Yext dashboard. Let me know if you have questions: Raj at Yext dot Com."

    Here is a fairly recent thread at the forum.

    Clean Up Yahoo Local Mess

    Not sure it will give you the specific answer you are looking for but it's a really good discussion and Christian from Yext weighed in on the whole general topic of how complicated all these data issues are and why. But the comment from Raj above is the one that seemed to relate directly to Yahoo data.
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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Linda, I read through everything, and have a better feel for the situation. It looks like the next best person to try is Raj@yext.com. I've sent him an e-mail, and we'll see what happens. If I'm able to make some progress one way or the other, I'll report back here to the group.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Paid listings was transferred to Aabaco several months ago. Free lisitngs was supposed to be added to the dashboard in November.

    As of a week or two ago that has not happened.

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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    "Yahoo will continue to offer free listings managed via the Yext dashboard."
    Is there a free Yext dashboard now? Or is Yahoo "free" as long as you're a Yext subscriber?
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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    I believe it's the latter, but I was quoting Raj, so let me ping him and see if he can shed some light. Could be tomorrow though.
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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Folks

    Based on the thread, there are two unique items which can be summarized as:
    1. Migrating your Yahoo SMB account to Aabaco
    2. Claiming your Yahoo Listings (with Yext) once the account has been migrated

    I can help with #2 and cannot with #1. You must work with Aabaco to migrate your SMB account accurately. This is true with any vendor Yahoo/Aabaco works with.

    For #2, we provide a free basic listing options which is located on the https://www.yext.com/pl/yahoo-claims/plans.html page and I added a screenshot at Awesome Screenshot. Note that the free basic listing can take upwards of 30 days to publish/update and only include basic NAP attributes. You can easily upgrade and take advantage of the full Yext platform with expanded listing capabilities and publisher network.

    I hope this helps and if needed, feel free to email me at raj@yext.com.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!

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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    I was able to walk through the sign up process based on Raj's information. The important thing to note is that once you choose "Verify Your Listing" you need to go through the sign-up process as usual, and once you get to the check-out screen, that's where you scroll down to find the link to "Claim your basic listing only on Yahoo!" Once you select that link, they make one last pitch to upgrade to a paid account, or allow you to process an automated phone call, or submit paperwork to validate the business. For my initial proof of concept, I wasn't able to use the phone number as it must have been an old tracking number from Yellow Pages, and submitted a State of Texas Franchise Tax form. My client should get an e-mail in two weeks confirming acceptance.

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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Raj, what should we do about duplicate listings?
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    Re: Yahoo! Local Listings - Aabaco - Yext - Anyone solve the mystery?

    Josh, in regards to do we fix duplicate listings for free accounts? Can you explain please?
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