does it mean that mysite will still be on top of bing since its on top of yahoo search
I read today that Yahoo is starting to show Bing results for some searches, and they hope within a week all searches will show Bing results. Yahoo will still be there but you will notice under the results it will say something like "Powered by Bing."
I didn't think yahoo results were all that good, but I will miss having a third option if I am looking for something... now the only two real players will be google and bing.
So my question is, will you miss having yahoo search results?
At least, this is my understanding.
I've never received a great deal of traffic from Yahoo, so I won't miss it very much. But... from what I see... Yahoo's results are a lot better than Bing's. As a searcher, this change doesn't make me happy.
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Yahoo is tops as far as home pages go. Nearly everyone I know uses them for that... but very few of them that I know of actually use Yahoo to search. So I can see why they would want to NIX their SE services.
And looking into who searches for what, it's rather an odd move for yahoo IHMO...While Google continued to dominate the U.S. search market in July, Microsoft Bing outpaced the search giant in several verticals, including shopping. Statistically, the shares of the top four search engines for the four weeks ending Aug. 1 were unchanged from the previous four weeks, Experian Hitwise reported Wednesday. Google had a share of 71.43%, Yahoo 14.43%, Bing 9.86% and Ask 2.32%. The remaining 70 search engines accounted for 1.94% of U.S. searches.Bing IS growing in popularity, but again, in my opinion most of that growth is the novelty of it being still rather new, and people just checking it out based on seeing commercials. If one of the giants is merging their results, it'll certainly make it easier for SEO... but it's not all about SEO, it's about the end user, and I think that such a move will only help Google in the long run.
But a closer look at the numbers revealed some interesting findings. While Google drove more overall traffic to four key commercial categories, automotive, health, shopping and travel, Bing showed far greater growth. Google's share of the automotive and shopping categories rose 7% each, while the share of travel searches rose 6%, compared to the same month a year ago. The share of health searches fell 4%. Bing, on the other hand, saw an 84% increase year to year in its share of shopping-related search, a 33% rise in health searches, a 77% increase in automotive search and a 69% ascent in travel searches.
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I think that Google is rather evil, or at least they are turning to the dark side. I can see some people NOT wanting to use Google under such a mindset. What does that leave them with? Well, Yahoo of course! People that think the big G is bad certainly won't be switching over to Microsoft, lol. For these people it's now a choice between two evils, and frankly Google is still a bit more holy then Bill Gates' less philanthropist side.
I find for every 40,000 visitors Google sends, Yahoo sends about 2,000. While in the same time period Bing send 4,500. If you asked me, I definitely value the traffic from those two sites.
The Yahoo-Bing deal happened almost a year ago and i believe Yahoo's search was about to be integrated by Bing Search around the end of 2010 or early 2011. This has either happened too soon and has gone unnoticed or is a Rumor. I checked many of my keywords in Yahoo and they are different from what Bing offers and the same as what Yahoo offered last week.
A reliable source from where you read this would be appreciated
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I got an email on 8/17/2010 from Yahoo with the first two paragraphs being:
As we continue to work toward implementing the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance, we've reached some very significant milestones and wanted to share this important news with you.
Yahoo! organic search transition to begin
Later this week, we will begin the work of transitioning the back-end technology for Yahoo! Search over to the Bing platform. This is an important step toward our goal of improving the overall relevance of Yahoo! organic search results and attracting a larger audience to Yahoo! Search, to ultimately put your ads in front of more potential customers. You'll want to make sure that you're prepared for this change, so be sure to check out these tips and stay tuned to the Yahoo! Search blog for confirmation of when the organic search transition is complete.
I'm not sure where I read it, but I did a quick new search and the AP reported it on August 17...
I did some searches and some results were still different but some were identical... so it looks like it is a gradual change, but it has started.Tue Aug 17, 6:04 pm ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Bing will start powering Internet searches at Yahoo! web pages in North America this week as the technology firms combine forces to take on Google.
"Later this week, we will begin transitioning the back-end technology for Yahoo! Search in the US and Canada (English) over to the Microsoft platform," Yahoo! search product operations vice president Shashi Seth said in a blog post.
"Keep an eye out for the 'Powered by Bing' indicator at the bottom of our search results page, which will indicate that you are viewing listings from Microsoft."