Yahoo Paid Inclusion Redirection & Hijacking Confusion

Paid Inclusion Making Yahoo Results Seem Hijacked? looks at the confusing situation one of our forum moderators Jeff Martin found when looking at some listings in Yahoo. They redirected through until winding up at sites that had nothing to do with that B2B search engine. Jeff also describes more here. What’s up? I posted my thoughts in the forum thread. To me, it looks like Yahoo is taking a paid inclusion feed from — hence why the click redirects through before hitting the destination sites. In other words, buy some listings in, and those are distributed also through Yahoo. That’s a long-time tactic. LookSmart long did the same.


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