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Yahoo Tool Expansion

Discussion in 'Products & Tools' started by Help Desk, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. #1
    Has there been any thought on expanding Digital Point's toolset out to the Yahoo equivalents?
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    Help Desk, Jun 3, 2004 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Yes, and it's not going to happen unless Yahoo offers a free API (which I doubt they will ever do).
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 3, 2004 IP
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    Why wouldn't they? Not as developer friendly as google, or what?
     
    schlottke, Jun 3, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Well, wouldn't even be possible with screen scraping. My tools have a pretty high traffic volume, and Yahoo throttles queries to it. So it's not possible in that regard.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 3, 2004 IP
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    How are other tools bringing back Yahoo information?
     
    Help Desk, Jun 4, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Screen scraping... it can be done of course, but they must be doing low volume. If I were to simply add it as a feature of the keywords tracker, it would require about 20 queries per second 24/7 to Yahoo. Since they throttle requests back, it would never work with that sort of volume.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 4, 2004 IP
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    Very good point but what makes you say that Yahoo will never offer an API?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    They do offer an API, but since Yahoo likes to monetize on everything, it's a six-figure initial cost to use, plus a per query charge.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 4, 2004 IP
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    Jeez!!!! Yahoo should change their name from "Yahoo" to "FleeceYou".
     
    Help Desk, Jun 7, 2004 IP
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    I like "ScrewYoo" better ;)
     
    mopacfan, Aug 6, 2004 IP
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    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    Good one! :D
     
    Will.Spencer, Aug 6, 2004 IP
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    with their attitude I think that "Yo Ho" will fit better ;)
     
    Jackobo007, Aug 12, 2004 IP