Yahoo faking search query volume?


Is Yahoo trying to boost its own search volume by adding queries as links to their news articles?

Yahoo boosting search volume through news

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.

Yahoo news links leads to search query

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?

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