Yahoo Search's URL Ping Server Goes Offline. Beginning Of The End?

Jul 15, 2010 • 8:15 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine Optimization
 

WebmasterWorld's moderator, incrediBill, posted a thread at WebmasterWorld noting that Yahoo's URL Ping server seems to have gone offline recently. As he explains, when he tries to access the documented Ping URLs, he gets a dead response.

Try it yourself, try sending a ping via the documented example URLs:

  • http://ping.feeds.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories
  • http://ping.feeds.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=http://site.example.com/blog

The API URLs are dead as well, see http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=.

Is this the beginning of the end to Yahoo Search?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Rene

07/15/2010 02:36 pm

Well, the sitemap ping services are still alive at http://search.yahooapis.com/SiteExplorerService/V1/updateNotification?appid=YahooDemo&url= … we'll see how long. bing … all your bases belong to us?

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