Yahoo's 18th Birthday

Mar 1, 2013 • 8:06 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo News
 

Yahoo's 18th Birthday CakeThe internet icon, Yahoo turned 18 years old today.

Yahoo is one of those companies that the internet grew up with. In the past five years or so, the company has been going through some growing pains. Under many new leaderships, taking different approaches to growth and service and always trying to go back to its roots.

Now, ex-Googler, Marissa Mayer is now Yahoo's CEO replacing Scott Thompson, who replaced Carol Bartz, who replaced Jerry Yang who replaced Terry Semel.

The company has lost a lot of good employees but I feel they are on a new trajectory with Marissa Mayer at the helm. I feel Yahoo is becoming a place people want to work again, so that might have positive changes.

Time will tell.

Despite all of this, Yahoo - you are the internet and you deserve a very happy birthday!

To celebrate, I had the Search Engine Roundtable dress up!

Yahoo 18th Birthday Theme

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to davidirigoyen on Flickr

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Comments:

Josh

03/01/2013 03:45 pm

I, for one, wish Yahoo! best of luck. I really miss them being a powerhouse in the USA search and news market.

ethalon

03/01/2013 04:32 pm

Why? Just for the competition to Google or for some other reason? They are horrible at basically everything they offer and I can not think of one thing that they do well. Not to mention sticking their toolbar in every unrelated software download they can manage.

Josh

03/01/2013 04:37 pm

Because they were a great company. They had some awesome services and some cool experiments, etc. I disagree in your opinion of claiming they're horrible at basically everything'. The thing you're forgetting is Yahoo Messenger is very big over seas (outside of the USA). I want Yahoo, Bing and any other SEO to prosper for the simple reason as you mentioned, competition. Without competition, company's get lazy and greedy. Look at Microsoft during the 90's early 2000's. You're analyzing Yahoo! now, I'm talking about their golden days. More competition = better for users and customers. Just my 2 cents. I'm no Yahoo! or Google fanboy, but I do believe in stronger competition relating to better products and support. You can't tell me you don't miss Yahoo Site Explorer! It was a cute little tool!

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