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    Yahoo BOSS – Pricing


    Yahoo BOSS Services are paid services that allow you to build and launch web-scale products. The Services currently provide you access to Search and Geo services. Yahoo Search services include Web, Limited Web, Image, News, Blog, and Spelling. Geo services include Yahoo Placefinder and Yahoo PlaceSpotter.

    You may also qualify to monetize your Search products and generate revenue by showing search ads from Yahoo Bing Network marketplace. Just apply when you go through “BOSS Setup.” At that point, you will have the opportunity to review the applicable terms and pricing for that service.

    BOSS Price Schedule (All Services except Placefinder)

    Yahoo charges for all BOSS Services – other than Placefinder – based upon the number and type of queries that Yahoo receives from you via API to BOSS. The price for a query (the “Query Fee”) is measured in terms of BOSS Units, and each BOSS Unit costs $0.10. The Query Fees are as follows:

    Query Type Definition Price per 1000 queries (USD) Price per 1000 queries (BOSS Units) Max results per query
    Full Web only Web search results $1.50* 15 50
    Limited Web Web results from a limited index and slower refresh (~ 3 days) $1.20* 12 50
    Image only Image results only $0.30 3 35
    News only News results only $0.10 1 50
    Blog Search (Beta) only Blog results only $0.10 1 20
    Spelling only Spelling suggestions $0.10 1 1
    Related Search Related search suggestions $0.20 2 10
    PlaceSpotter Location information detection in a unit of text $8.00 80 Not Applicable

    * This price is effective as of November 20,2014.

    You will be charged for actual queries received, based on the above rates. Charges are rounded up to the nearest $0.01 when you are billed. For example, if we receive one (1) Full Web only query, the charge is $0.0015, but the Query Fee you will be billed is $0.01.

    If applicable, each query will return a fixed maximum number of results as detailed in the pricing table above. Therefore, if you need 100 “Full Web” results for a search term, for example, you would need to make two queries to the “Full Web” service.

    Billing – All Services except Placefinder and Yahoo Search Ads

    Except for Placefinder and Yahoo Search Ads, the Query Fee will automatically be charged against your Payment Method upon the earlier to occur of:

    1. on any day where your usage accumulates 1,000 BOSS Units (in other words, your charges meet or exceed USD $100), at which point Yahoo's billing system will charge for the total number of BOSS Units accumulated by the end that day; or
    2. your regular monthly billing date, which is the 1st of the month.

    Your billing statement will be emailed to you at the email address associated with your Yahoo user ID and will show you the Query Fees associated with your usage.

    Offset Billing - Yahoo Search Ads.

    If you chose to monetize your qualifying Search offerings through Yahoo Search ads, your billing statement will reflect your Yahoo Search ad revenue less any BOSS Search or PlaceSpotter-related Query Fees. For more details, please see the applicable terms and pricing for Search ads.

    BOSS Price Schedule – Placefinder Only

    For the BOSS Placefinder Service, Yahoo charges you the Query Fee based on the number of geocode queries that Yahoo receives per calendar month, multiplied by the pricing tier assigned based on your average daily use for that same month.

    A “geocode” is defined as a single location parameter, as described in the Guidelines, provided in a request to the Services. Each single geocode is considered a single query.

    To figure out which pricing tier applies, Yahoo takes your total number of queries in a calendar month, and divides that by the total number of calendars days in that calendar month (e.g., 28, 29, 30 or 31 days). The resulting figure is your “average daily use,” and you can determine which tier pricing applies in the table below:

    Query Type Definition Average Daily Use (# of queries per day) Price per 1000 queries (USD) Price per 1000 queries (BOSS Units)
    Placefinder Geocoding and reverse-geocoding service 1-10,000 $6.00 60
    10,001-35,000 $4.00 40
    35,001+ $3.00 30

    You will be charged for actual queries rounded down to the nearest 1000 queries. Any queries that were not billed in a month are carried over and added to the subsequent month. For example, if you make 16,600 queries in Month One, you will be charged for 16,000 queries in Month One, with the remaining 600 queries carried over to Month Two.

    After your last month of using the BOSS Services, you will be billed for any carried over queries that Yahoo received but not yet billed.

    Figure 1 - Examples of Pricing for using Placefinder

    Billing – Placefinder Only

    You will be billed on a monthly basis for Placefinder queries. A bill for Placefinder will be emailed to your address associated with your Yahoo user ID following your monthly billing date. Placefinder charges are billed separately from the other BOSS Services.

    Monthly Billing Date – Placefinder Only

    For Placefinder, your monthly billing date will occur within the next month after you incur such charges. Please note that the actual billing date may vary depending on your Payment Method.

    BOSS Unit Credit

    You will receive a credit of 50 BOSS Units at the start of your usage of BOSS Services. This credit will appear as a refund to your Payment Method account, which you can expect to see reflected on your first or second account statement after the refund is initiated.

    Payment Method(s)

    You can use credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), Paypal, or any other payment method made available by Yahoo in the future (each, a “Payment Method”) to pay the Query Fee. See the Yahoo BOSS Payment Terms for additional information.

    Date: November 4, 2014