It started late last week … We began to notice “issues” when attempting to claim & verify listings with Yahoo Local. Yahoo issued this technical status message at that time.
System Status Message
|02/07/13||03:56 AM PST: Unable to access existing businesses or add a new business in Marketing Services Dashboard
Some Marketing Dashboard customers may have trouble accessing their existing businesses. Customers may also have issues with adding a new business to their dashboard.Customers may see the following error message:
Our Engineers are aware of this issue and are working to resolve it as quickly as possible.
12:48 AM PST
(02/08/13) The Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard maintenance has been completed at this time. Thank you for your patience.
It states that the maintenance has been completed, but we are still having major issues with the claiming process …
No clear claiming path that ensures the correct listing is claimed & duplicates are NOT created. Listings that were pending verification can no longer be found in their dashboard.
Updates to the dashboard appear to be taking place as we have noticed some new features in the dash like the completeness meter that is now showing (see photo below).
We have temporarily halted any processing on Yahoo Local until these updates/changes have been resolved. Updates to follow … Thank You!