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Yahoo Daily Wire Says Goodbye
by Eric Ward
Original: March 13, 2007 |Socialize this article/post
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The Yahoo! Daily Wire, which was an email newsletter that included Yahoo Picks, New & Notable Sites, Full Coverage and Daily Entertainment news has announced it will stop being delivered via email sometime this month.  The notice can be seen below.

Let me be one of the first to say thank you Yahoo! for years of great reading.  I will miss you.  All is not lost, though. Yahoo! Picks will remain available at its web based home as it has been for years. Yahoo's New and Notable sites will have a new home, front and center at http://dir.yahoo.com/, which is the main entry page for the Yahoo Directory (once upon a time this page was used by everyone).  I wont go into the meaning this change signifies in the larger scheme of things.  I'll go into it that deeper in The Ward Report.

Thank you Yahoo! for years of great 
reading.  I will miss you. 

Keep it coming...
For fans of the content itself, there is a way you can continue to receive email when these pages change each day.  You'll have to use a third party page tracking service like TrackEngine.  You'll also have to have a Yahoo account.  Then, all you do is add these two URLs to your list of pages to track, and make sure you enter your username/password on the TrackEngine Track This Page form.  Then, every day, when the Yahoo Picks page and New & Notable section is updated, you get an email showing the changes, highlighted in yellow.  It's a decent if inelegant workaround, but it beats having to remember to go to those two pages everyday.  The new email alerts will be your instant reminders that the content is new.

Lastly, why would Yahoo! discontinue a service that gave them permission to get in my inbox everyday?  More on that later.

Link well my friend, 


About the Author
http://www.ericward.com/Eric Ward founded the Web's first services for announcing, linking, and building buzz for Web sites, called NetPOST, in 1994, and in 1995 he launched the URLwire Site Announcement Network, which today has millions of readers and remains the only service devoted 100% to announcing useful web content. Eric is best known as the person behind the first linking campaigns for Amazon.com, Rodney.com, and PBS.org. His services won the 1995 Award For Internet Marketing Excellence, and he was selected as one of the Web's 100 most influential people by Websight Magazine in 1997. Eric is a 4-star speaker at Jupiter's Search Engine Strategies conferences, and he publishes a monthly how-to newsletter called THE WARD REPORT: Link Building and Content Publicity Tactics. Eric writes several online marketing columns including LinkWeek for SearchEngineLand.com, and previously wrote for ClickZ.com and Ad Age magazine.  Eric, wife Melissa and four year old Noah live in Knoxville, Tennessee.