RIP Yahoo Maps - To Die End of June

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,307
Hot off the press...

Q2 2015 Progress Report On Our Product Prioritization

maps.yahoo.com: The Yahoo Maps site will close at the end of June. However, in the context of Yahoo search and on several other Yahoo properties including Flickr, we will continue to support maps. We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo?s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago.
Not sure what, if any, affect this will have on Yahoo Local business listings.

Via Max Minzer on Google+
 

CodyBaird

Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2013
Messages
341
Yahoo died along time ago imo. Citations to Yext will prove to be another dying grasp for cash before...death. None of yahoos decisions have shown the commitment to stay in the game for a long time now. Personally, I look forward to yahoo joining AOL and the rest of the bone yard. There are more exciting things happening in your local hospice ward.
 
Joined
Aug 7, 2013
Messages
751
I'm with you Cody. The news of Yahoo Maps going down actually reminded me that Yahoo actually had maps in the first place. I know there has been talk of Alibaba buying Yahoo, but that has faded due to political walls. Jack Ma seems to be the only person out there that has a clear understanding of how Yahoo would work in the US.

What would be an interesting merge would be Bing and Yahoo coming together to re-brand as a Google competitor.
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2014
Messages
33
They never really jumped on the mobile bandwagon or offered a product that integrated into most devices like Apple or Google so for me it's been dead for a long time. They needed to be more mainstream with it.
 

Maginot

Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2014
Messages
39
If they shut down the map engine, doesnt that mean that business listings are ultimately cut out too?


How does one "add" a new business for a yahoo local search "directory" if geography (a map) isnt a factor anymore?

Maybe if they went with a consumer friendly Factual route were they display all the relevant businesses to the search, but I doubt Yahoo has the smarts for that.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,307
Related discussion:

<a href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/local-search-news/33089-what-does-end-yahoo-maps-really-mean.html">What Does The End Of Yahoo Maps Really Mean?</a>
 

Weekly Digest

Weekly Digest
Subscribe/Unsubscribe

Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...

Local Search Forum


Google Product Exert

@LocalSearchLink

Join Our Facebook Group

Top