Quit having me click twice or more!
When I click an article to read, I don't want to have to click another link to 'read more'. Why do you think I clicked the link in the first place, to hopefully have to click more links? I immediately leave the page and never look back. Same with a full page ad, I just close the browser window and move on. If you want readers to stay on your site maybe you could make it easier without the annoyance of redundant clicking.
Glen Gummess commented
This isn't about the fair warning you gave us regarding the switch to a new format ("Currently). It's about the new format itself! WHAT did you guys do? The stories that are listed-- half of them are just CLICK BAIT! Click on the story and you don't get the story, you get a teaser and then NEXT, NEXT, NEXT, NEXT... and one wrong click opens up a can of spam. YOU DID NOT SERVE YOUR NEWS CONSCIOUS AUDIENCE WELL WITH THIS CHANGE! You polluted the news.
Sandy Waters commented
Make ads just a long page so people will continue reading. I immediately click off of "Next" ads and avoid now avoid them because they are so annoying and long. I'm sure others are doing the same thing. You are destroying "ads" because more and more people will avoid them.
Give the entire story with any pictures, etc., and quit requiring theb multi-NEXTs that are endemic to your stories.
No more next, next,next just for you to put on more ads!!!
Stupid thing to do just for money.
I regret clicking most "news" articles because they are either going to lead to:
-an annoyingly loud music montage, or
-half an article that requires you to click to yet another website to finally get to read the article, or
-a stupid slide show that never gets to why you clicked, or
-just an advertisement, not news in anyway, or
-a news article that doesn't actually contain any news.
The news page is full of sports and celebrity articles, both of which I never read or have interest in... yet they fill the page these days with them.
If you do click to read an article, once finished you are taken back to the top of the news feed and have to scroll all the way through the articles you passed or have read to find your place.
Y!News is more annoying than interesting.
STOP WITH THE CLICK AND SCROLL STORIES, JUST PRINT THE **** STORY!!! WHEN YOU SHOW A PICTURE LEADING TO A STORY AT LEAST LET THAT BE THE FIRST PICTURE WHEN THE STORY IS OPENED!
YOU HAVE HORRIBLE WRITERS!!!
send me to entire article originally.
[Deleted User] commented
I use to LOVE the old format of Yahoo news. You changed it up and I left. I came back recently to try it again but just CANNOT STAND clicking on 40 NEXT tabs to continue a story. NOT everyone lives in a big city with super fast high speed internet. We don't WANT TO. I'm willing to have slower speeds. I can still read news articles when they are actually presented LIKE REAL NEWS ARTICLES and not this dumbed down stupid version of click next for the next 4 sentences b.s. So guess what? I'm leaving Yahoo news again. I'll have to go searching for a new site to be my home page because it will NOT be yahoo news anymore. When you GROW UP AND JOIN THE REAL NEWS WORLD, holler back at me. I'll give you one more try then....
DIL;LON MAYES commented
My idea would be for the "news" feed. It is fairly annoying that about every third "story" is "sponsored". To me that is spam. It is annoying enough that I have to watch a thirty second commercial for every story I happen to click on, but I realize you are trying to make some money..
Jim Smitley commented
You are so right.. I get mad trying to read something I am really interested in and having to go thru 20 pages. Its nuts!
Kathy Welch commented
It's sooooooooooooo annoying when you make us flip through 5 pages on a story just to find out what the subject of the title is all about. PLEASE - just put up the whole **** article so we can read it. You waste our precious time with that BS. I've stopped reading any of the articles you post in that format.
omg like Yahoo gives a **** about what we think.
first last commented
Click bait has flushed Yahoo for me. It's beyond reasonable. I'm one less customer Yahoo needs to worry about.
Yeah and when you sign in to your email account now you have to click NEXT and then wait for the new page to load and then type your password. What is the purpose for this? The first rule of the internet is keep it simple and NO POP UPS !
toto pawler commented
I no longer go to the yahoo page. When you have to make use of clickbait to get people to read your ****, you know you only have garbage and nothing of importance.
lou avila commented
sometimes you click READ MORE, a new page opens and in that page you are asked again if you want to READ MORE. Very annoying. Like most people I 'bail out' imminently after seeing the READ MORE prompt. If this is being done to as a ploy to increase advertising, in my opinion, its having a negative impact.
I agree w/the comment above. It's gotten so frustrating that I go to other websites i.e. msn.com etc. for the news.
single click works for me. Second click should be the little 'x' on the tab to close out and go to Google or some other search engine.
I am very disappointed in reading yahoo news. The underlying tone of your news has been extremely liberal. Please do not forget that you have many followers that are conservative and with your direction you may drive them away. Please just report the news and let your subscribers decide for themselves based on any unbiased twists for sensationalism. Show you are Professional and not the level of the Inquirer news outlets. Thank you
also I agree with doing away with the double click or more to read an article. Yes I know you are putting layers to get more ad money. However if you push your viewers too far and do not listen to their desires, you will eventually limit what you are aiming for as the bottom line. With a limited audience to attract advertisers. Thank you.
I may be looking at Google as an option.......
After 15 years, I just switched to Google news. Requiring me to click twice on a News Story makes the entire Yahoo News just click bait. You lost a loyal user. Hopefully your extra revenue from making me click twice was worth it.