Yahoo Closes Geocities

Falling victim to the hazards of competition from up-to-date blogging and social sites, Geocities will no longer exist later this year. Yahoo announced its decision in late April to shutter the ancient web hosting site, inspiring a range of responses. Keep reading for a look at Geocities’ history, purpose, reactions to its closing, and the lessons we can learn.
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Search Engine and Marketing News Roundup

There is always something going on in the search engine field, whether it’s new acquisitions, new studies, or new approaches to marketing and advertising. This article takes a look at four recent stories: purchases by Yahoo and AOL, Facebook’s new transparency to search engines, and a potentially distressing report from Jupiter Research about viral marketing.
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