Yahoo faking search query volume?
Is Yahoo trying to boost its own search volume by adding queries as links to their news articles?
I was reading the article “Singapore, the next Silicon Valley for Social Innovation?” when i noticed a number of links, which is normal in an article. What wasn’t normal though, was that instead of linking directly to the organisation or event, it linked to a yahoo search query on the event/organisation.
What. The. Fuck?
Well done, Yahoo. You have successfully inflated your search volumes, and pissed me off. What a lame way to fake numbers.
Have you had the same encounter?