Ever wonder what other My Yahoo! lovers are reading? You’ll find the answer in Most Popular this Week file in the “Personalize this Page” tab. Every week (Wednesdays in fact), this section of the content directory is updated based on what is popular.
The list is in rank order, so the module at the top of the list appears on the most number of My Yahoo! pages around the world!
Right now, that’s E! Online, but news and sports abound. CNN, ESPN and The New York Times seem to frequently make the list.
So if you ever wonder if you’re missing out on the good modules, check out Most Popular this Week.
“Personalize this Page” > “Add Modules” > “Most Popular this Week”
I am a content aggregator and LOVE adding new modules to my My Yahoo! page; however, sometimes this means my page loads a little bit slower than I’d like. If you keep all your modules, but want your page to still load quickly, you can try these two tricks.
Collapse modules for faster page loading
Simply click the arrow in the left hand corner of a module.
If you want to read the collapsed content, just click the arrow again and the module will open. I find this very useful as I can collapse individual modules that I don’t look at often, but like to have handy (such as “Movie Showtimes”). Now, my page is loading faster, but I can still see what’s playing on a Friday night whenever I want!
Create separate pages to speed up My Yahoo!
You can always add an extra page by clicking the ‘Add Page’ button at the top of the page (each page loads separately, meaning that the page you’re on loads faster as there are fewer modules). Once you do that, you can drag modules from your original page to your new page.
I did this with all of my ‘work-related’ modules (like TechCrunch or Advertising Age). That way, I can review my personal stuff and work stuff separately. Or, if I want a quick read on what’s new in my industry, I can just click over to my second page and scan for news.
Both of these tricks will minimize the amount of information your page has to load when you first open your My Yahoo! page, helping you get to what you want faster.
Try it out!
Sarah Sikowitz – Yahoo! Marketing
Recession? Housing crisis? Information is your friend in these uncertain times and My Yahoo! is the perfect matchmaker.
Stock Market Information
The stock market is one of the best indicators of economic viability. The Yahoo! Stock Portfolio from Yahoo! Finance will help you easily keep track of your financial information.
Stocks are one thing, your mortgage is another. Keep tabs on the ever-changing housing situation with news that can affect your monthly payments from Bankrate.com.
Independent, frequent insights can help shape the decisions you make about your home. The Housing Bubble Blog is a great resource for homeowner and renter alike.
Another way to arm yourself in a shaky economy is to think about how you save and spend. Savingadvice.com offers regular tips and ideas that you may not have considered.
The bottom line to keeping financially secure is to inform yourself and stay on top of your personal financial picture. Try the Forbes.com module to stay ahead of the financial curve. You’ll get business and lifestyle headlines along with a daily video to keep you in the know.
- My Yahoo! Editorial Guru
I’m excited to announce that for the second year in a row, My Yahoo! is a winner of a CNET 2008 Webware 100 Award! These awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications on the Web today. Winners are determined by popular vote of the user community.
My Yahoo! was recognized in the “Browsing” category for its abundance of modules, themes, colors and tools that help you personalize your internet experience. Check out more Webware 100 Award information.
We’re all very thrilled about this award, but it’s more important and meaningful for us to know what you, our loyal blog readers, think about the website you use everyday…
- How does My Yahoo! enhance your web experience?
Comment on this blog post!
- My Yahoo! Marketing
Attention Lottery fans,
We have restored the connection to the website that provides lottery information. You should now see up-to-date results in the Lottery module. We’re also working to put measures into place that will allow us to avoid such outages in the future.
Thanks for your patience, and good luck!
My Yahoo! Product Manager
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