Yahoo Buys - Tagging the New Link Pop?

Dec 12, 2005 • 8:15 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization

Last week, while I was at SES Chicago, Yahoo! purchased, a very popular tagging solution. There is no doubt in my mind that Yahoo! is serious about tagging and how they will utilize it in Web search. Even Tim Mayer from Yahoo! made a comment during one of the sessions that tagging may be the next link popularity component to hit Web search. Danny Sullivan, I believe, is vocal that tagging is a "step backwards" and will be way to easy to spam - thus making for a bad advancement in the Web search space.

Forum discussion on the acquisition at WebmasterWorld. And a thread just getting started at our new forums on Yahoo and Tagging.

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12/12/2005 02:26 pm

"a very popular tagging solution" ?? Could you be a little more non-descipt? is (was) a great social bookmarking system that utilizes tags. Tags, however, are only half of what makes it good. The social community around it is what really counts. I sincerely hope the spammers (and SEO's) won't latch onto this concept and destroy it.

Barry Schwartz

12/12/2005 02:43 pm

Allan, I am sure some SEOs will destroy it. I am sorry, but if its used for ranking purposes. It will be exploited.

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