Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SBD Office Closed For The Holidays



Our office will be closed for a holiday break. We apologize for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

Our holiday office hours are:

December 24 - January 1


We will resume regular office hours on January 4, 2016. Happy Holidays from all of us at Solutions By Design.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

What Yahoo Directory Retirement Means For Your Reviewer

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Long before Google was a notable source, several internet users browsed the web by the Yahoo Directory. Yahoo Directory wasn’t a search engine but more of an online database of websites selected by Yahoo and presented to the browsers as an organized list.  These lists were sorted by multiple topics from shopping, to education, and resources. You could navigate through the topics by clicking one which would then display the websites on the individual lists under the particular topic.

As the years have passed, and the internet and Yahoo have evolved, several users have found the system to be confusing and overpopulated by spam-like link sellers. This growing reputation made the decision to put the Yahoo Directory to rest a little bit easier. Yahoo stated the decision by explaining, “While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved…we will retire the Yahoo Directory.”

Following Yahoo’s statement began the transition of Yahoo Directory to Aabaco Small Business, which is a service company that moves to get small business on their service plan instead of helping consumers find their business online.

For our clients with Reviewer, we will be updating the product to reflect changes within the Yahoo system. Since Yahoo now shows Yelp reviews instead of its own user-submitted reviews, we will no longer be encouraging your clients to leave reviews on Yahoo.

Additionally, Yahoo has entered into a partnership with Microsoft and now gets its search results from Bing. This is important for our SEO clients as now there are essentially only two major search engines that we optimize for.

For more information regarding our Search Engine Optimization services please contact us today at 1-800-888-4084 .