Yahoo's Earnings Weakness Starting To Get Old

from the yahoo? dept

It's no secret that Yahoo's performance has been pretty shabby of late, as it cost CEO Terry Semel his job. The company has tried to argue that its new Panama advertising platform would turn its performance around, but so there seems to be nothing doing. This evening, the company released its earnings, which look to be more of the same. Profits aren't growing and there's no sign that they'll grow anytime soon. To be fair to Jerry Yang, he does deserve some time to right the ship, but as one analyst put it, "This is growing old."


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    dorpus, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 10:19pm

    When will it be bought by funny Turkish companies?

    Will Jerry talk about a "new growth opportunity" or whatever and move his office to Istanbul?

     

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    Kiran Adimatyam, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 10:19pm

    Hope it will come right back!!

    let's hope that Jerry Yang will bring back Yahoo to it's golden days just like Steve did for Apple. :)

     

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    charlie potatoes, Jul 17th, 2007 @ 10:47pm

    that ship has sailed...

    last night i heard the talking head on the news say that if someone wanted more information they should 'google' it.. no one ever says you should 'yahoo' it...google is the accepted search engine. yahoo is sucking hind teat.

     

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    Angryoaf, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 12:05am

    Gesh... it's Yahoo! who cares. Of the 3 major generalized search engines only one ever seems to be worth using even after you get passed the cultural bias. MSN just needs to disappear. :(

     

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    alternatives(), Jul 18th, 2007 @ 4:49am

    Just a reminder to Yahoo.

    Remember when you decided to use Google as your search engine?

    Then remember how you started using pop-up ads?

    That is when I left you for Google. Because the difference was less of you shoving ads at me for crap I had no desire to buy.

     

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    Jake, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 5:09am

    Re: Just a reminder to Yahoo.

    Google has nothing to do with pop-up ads. Its advertising model actually helps curb pop-up ads, and it clearly distinguishes advertised links fron search results via color coding (lt. blue) and location (right side of page). Have you ever used google? Did you EVER get a pop-up ad? Do a bit of reading if you have no experience and don't know what you are talking about.

     

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    Paul`, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 5:30am

    Google

    Google is king. One day Google will head a planet wide government and will eliminate poverty and hunger and we shall live in peace for ever after.

    Seriously though look at the Google landing page compared to MSN and Yahoo's. Who wants lower quality searches mixed with a page crammed full of ad's, useless news and just generally cluttered with junk when they can go to a nice clean and simple looking Google? Even when Google shoves ad's down your throat they are usually relevant and still don't clutter up the page.

     

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    Peter, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 5:31am

    Jake, he was talking, figuratively, to yahoo. Not about google

     

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    Angryoaf, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 6:32am

    lol Jake, maybe you should actually READ his comment before you respond and flame. He's referring to Yahoo's ads not Google's.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 6:46am

    Re: that ship has sailed...

    But Yahoo is the better search engine right now...

     

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    Overcast, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 6:48am

    Remember when you decided to use Google as your search engine?

    Then remember how you started using pop-up ads?

    That is when I left you for Google. Because the difference was less of you shoving ads at me for crap I had no desire to buy.


    I second that 100%.

    Yahoo was nice when it loaded fast and was simple. Now it's a bunch of ads and articles about hollywood garbage.

    Right now - I just went to Yahoo.com. American Express Ad - among many others, Links to Celebrity Videos.... blah~

     

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    frybe, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 6:57am

    Google

    Well what can you say about AOL?

     

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    name, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 7:13am

    Re: Re: Just a reminder to Yahoo.

    think they were referring to Yahoo moron

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 8:45am

    if they go under then i'll have to setup another email address to get all my spam sent too.

     

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    GoblinJuice, Jul 18th, 2007 @ 1:32pm

    Yahoo! seems schizophrenic. Most of their major services aren't well integrated.

    I predicted Google will continue kicking Yahoo!'s ass in the search market and a lot of smaller companies will continue to chip away at Yahoo!'s other services.

     

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