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Time to switch from Google Adsense to Yahoo PN after Microsoft News ?

  1. makemoneyonline profile image56
    makemoneyonlineposted 9 years ago

    After Microsoft announced the intends to buy Yahoo do you think Yahoo PN will take off ?

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Got source?

      How much do they intend to buy it for?

      It would have to be in the billions.

      Maybe we can take up a collection and buy it as a HubPage Author Co-op. Then we can have our hubs come in at number 1 for a Yahoo search for our chosen keywords.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    No.

  3. Marye Audet profile image90
    Marye Audetposted 9 years ago

    Mark-
    One of the things I appreciate about you is that you are....succinct

    smile

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Thx

  5. mathan1234 profile image58
    mathan1234posted 9 years ago

    MS had their own contextual based advertising service. I haven't tried it, but from what I understand, it's never done all that well. So I suppose if MS buys Yahoo, one of two things will happen:

    1. Yahoo will make the MS contextual ad service better.
    2. MS will ruin Yahoo's contextual based ad system.

    Only time will tell.

    1. makemoneyonline profile image56
      makemoneyonlineposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Not rational: if they buy yahoo it's for their branding. On the contrary they will dumb MSN and focus on Yahoo.

      1. mathan1234 profile image58
        mathan1234posted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I'm not saying they'll intentionally ruin the Yahoo Contextual Advertisement business. My point is that so far they haven't been able to manage a successful contextual business of their own. I'm just saying that one of the many possibilities would be that MS could mess up the good thing that Yahoo has going.

        I don't think that Yahoo has much of a choice. MS wants to buy the company in stock, at a 60% premium over the current price. Sounds like if MS wants the company, they can get it.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22947626/

    I'll chip in a couple of grand, but that's it big_smile

  7. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    $44.6 billion

    I may have a spare .6

    But it's only got one zero behind it I'm afraid.

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    'tsa lotta money, that's for sure. Makes you wonder.

  9. jimmythejock profile image83
    jimmythejockposted 9 years ago

    I would invest but im afraid cant find my bank card, you think they will accept an iou to be paid to them in January 3007?.....jimmy

  10. Inspirepub profile image83
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Actually, a couple of weeks back I was talking to  guy who works for the SEO that Yahoo hired to get its own pages up its own search results for its own chosen keywords ...

    So buying it wouldn't help us get our Hubs up there, apparently.

    We'd be better off buying this SEO company wink

    Jenny

  11. profile image0
    daflaposted 9 years ago

    Microsoft also owns MSN and it's never made money, so they say.

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    tagtopicsposted 9 years ago

    I saw something not so long ago (no idea where now) that suggested Yahoo was going to boost its payouts for affiliates using its ads in an attempt to get adsense users to defect.

    Don't think that worked.

    However, take a look at alexa.com - yahoo is #1, above google, and if you merged it with msn.com and windows live (#3 & #4) who knows?

    They'll have to do something special to get people away from adsense, and that can only benefit the website owners.

 
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