Sponsored "articles" are ruining my Yahoo experience.
I have been a faithful Yahoo user since the 90s. One used to be able to find the account date in account information, but that seems to have moved, I know my account dates back to at least 1998 and I have been on Yahoo daily since that time.
I used to spend time browsing headlines and clicking through to read many articles from your home page. However since the inception of sponsored content, I avoid the Yahoo home page.
I understand the need to generate profit but when every other "article" listed on the home page is in fact sponsored content, I lose my interest in the page. I do not care to spend my time deciphering actual articles from sponsored content. I could understand one or two sponsored links but looking at the Yahoo's home page in another tab, I stopped counting at 7 sponsored links (there were more).
Can your site continue to generate money from sponsored links if you drive your readership away?
My ISP homepage is allowing me to open news articles and make comment. BUT! When I go to the NEWS HOME or US or WORLD news sections I can neither open articles or make comments. Is this new censorship or suppression at work or merely a crummy ISP?
john taylor commented
Along with a color blindness test posted on Yahoo's home page today came an I.Q. test that is a VIRUS. It's Ransomware and should immediately be removed.
When I clicked on the I.Q. test, it locked my computer and a female's voice told me my computer was hacked and that I had to contact a certain number to un-freeze my computer.
I quickly shut down my computer, restarted it, did a full virus scam, and brought my computer back to normal.
Beware! Do not click on the I.Q. test that accompanies the Color Blindness Test.
You will be sorry if you don't react quickly: do an immediate Ctrl-Alt-Delete, click on Shut Down, then do a full virus scan when you get back.
John Guccione commented
THANKS FOR HIDING WHAT I SAID!!!! IT IS BOTH ADS AAAANNNDDD FLUFF(LIFESTYLE, STYLE, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, ETC.....) MAKES THE "YAHOO NEWS" A BUNCH OF BULLS**T!!!!
John Guccione commented
STOP SHOWING SO MANY ADS AND FLUFF(LIFESTYLE. STYLE, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT) ON THE YAHOO.COM HOMEPAGE. i COUNTED 33 FLUFF ITEMS AND 25 SPONSORED ADS ON THE YAHOO.COM HOMEPAGE, THEN I SIGNED IN TO LOOK AT MY EMAIL AND FOUND 101 FLUFF ITEMS AND 20 SPONSORED ADS ON THAT HOMEPAGE. SEEMS THE ACTUAL NEWS ARE ITEMS ARE LESS IMPORTANT THAN FLUFF AND ADS!!!!!!!!
BRG regularly gets their "articles" reposted on Yahoo news, and they are nothing but ads complete with referral links to Amazon, so that they make $ for every purchase. These are not journalistic in any way. Its free advertising provided to BGR.
Get rid of the embedded sponsored stories . . . this is stupid advertising! You know we all hate it, too!! Do something positive for a change!
Fraudulent companies advertising on you Web page
David Mandelbaum commented
Sponsored news items are pure ********.
its in the title
ads ....end them .......... i have now deleted over 100 times. and .......sick of them on my page with out me authorizing of any of them end them today end them now
Linda Stone commented
Cut the outdated, one page per sentence with irrelevant pictures, tons of ads + spam "sponsored" articles. I never ever click on them anymore for those reasons
Yahoo! Your news reads about the same as your click-bait sponsors, ALL BS! Can you not find better "sponsors" or have you devolved to the point where only biased Liberal media and their sponsors will support you? You seem to post HuffPost pieces more than any other media sources. Did HuffPost buy you out? If you won't change the Liberal bias soon, you will lose me as I'm sure you have lost other users.
Hamilton P B commented
More REAL news and a LOT LESS gossip ****! Update more often, continually see days,sometimes week old news on website.
get the fake "sponsored" content out of the news and stop including propaganda for the right wing liars of Faux news
Mark Reed commented
Please stop posting advertisements and disguising them as news. Yes, it says "sponsored" but these ads are an insult to our intelligence and they just make people mad when they realize it's not news. Show some integrity in your "news" reporting - choose quality news over money from your sponsors.
Stop fake news advertising on yahoo mail - it's bloody annoying
DAVE PUSKAR commented
keep the stupid ads off your site. their not news, their disgusting...
You are selling products in those sponsored articles which are ads, most of which are BS. Figure out how to earn those millions for the CEO some other way. I simply ignore them which I suspect most people do as well.
Agree sponsored articles are very spammy. Occasionally when I do click them Chrome blocks the site due to malware.
Mila Asperin commented
maybe "sponsored articles" belong on a separate section where readers may browse and select those topics of interest that may match their actual need or interest at any given time. I think this "section' of sorts will add considerable character and popularity to Yahoo as a genuine resource for its users. Nobody wants to read adds; but when this arrangement is set up, I am sure readers will find if very appropriate and useful.