When smart companies do dumb things

Heard the big announcement about Yahoo’s new music service?

Check it out at (the logical) http://yahoo.com/music/

Interested in being a publisher with Google’s AdSense (partner to the AdWords program which accounts for >90% of the company’s revenue)? Try http://adsense.google.com/ (which would match adwords.google.com and labs.google.com, etc.)

What, those URLs don’t work? They don’t even *forward* to the appropriate page?

My point exactly.

Is it just me, or is that incredibly, massively dumb?

P.S. — The correct URLs are http://music.yahoo.com/ and http://google.com/adsense


  1. adsense.google.com DOES redirect you now, but yahoo.com/music still doesn’t…
    “Smart” companies do smart things – sometimes.

  2. Exactly, you are right,
    But for yahoo we can not say any thing as it not following any SEO guidelines of Google.

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