19 May '13, 5pm

Correction:Billions Yahoo acquires Geocities with new "reblog" feature

Yeah, I guess even if they do make a few bucks on the way out, they could have done much more in terms of optimizing the link flow and in marketing the option of switching to a paid hosting service. There’s no excuse for maximizing every available opportunity, especially in a company that needs some income and momentum. Since everyone came to Geocities for the free aspect, they should have at least been pushing some free trial to get more people to give the upgrade a shot. Now Yahoo just seems like they’re in a rush to find the exit, everything is shutting down and nothing new is replacing it. What is their business model without Geocities or search? Just a homepage/portal and an overpriced hosting service? I feel a little bad, like anytime a historic part of the web starts becoming irrelevant. Then again, I guess its been almost ten years since I built a page on Geocities...

Full article: http://www.localseoguide.com/yahoo-flushes-geocities-page...

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