Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Will you miss Yahoo (search results)?

  1. #1
    MrToad is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts

    Will you miss Yahoo (search results)?

    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?

  2. #2
    garfish's Avatar
    garfish is offline I'm Not Sure.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    848
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    does it mean that mysite will still be on top of bing since its on top of yahoo search

  3. #3
    MrToad is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by garfish View Post
    does it mean that mysite will still be on top of bing since its on top of yahoo search
    I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but it's the other way around... where you currently rank on BING will be where you soon rank on Yahoo. If you used to rank well on yahoo (but not on bing) your yahoo rankings will just be a memory... but a good memory.
    At least, this is my understanding.

  4. #4
    Will.Spencer's Avatar
    Will.Spencer is offline Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    5,033
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,010
    Thanked 2,329 Times in 1,259 Posts
    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.
    Submit Your Webmaster Related Sites to the NB Directory
    I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

  5. #5
    Qryztufre's Avatar
    Qryztufre is offline Beside myself
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    www.serpentus.info
    Posts
    72
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 19 Times in 12 Posts
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    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.

    I agree!

    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.

    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.


    Would you like to know more?
    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.

    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.

    *shrug*
    Q
    My Homesteading blog is not worth reading
    My Magick site is not worth it's server space
    My Occult forum is likely something you'd not have an interest in
    My wife's Hedgewitch site is worth checking out though...

  6. Thanked by:

    Will.Spencer (19 August, 2010)

  7. #6
    proweb's Avatar
    proweb is offline Joomla Developer
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    217
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    My sites get almost no traffic from yahoo, so this changes will not hurt me at all... Bing brings much more traffic then yahoo, so it will be only good.
    Find Best Web Hosting Service. It's good or bad host? - JustHost Review
    Download free joomla themes for version 1.5 and 1.6

  8. #7
    nux
    nux is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    534
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 77 Times in 54 Posts
    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.
    Submit Your Proxies @ NewProxySites.com

  9. #8
    Snak3's Avatar
    Snak3 is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Undisclosed Location
    Posts
    629
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 190 Times in 121 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MrToad View Post
    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?

    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

  10. #9
    nux
    nux is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    534
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 77 Times in 54 Posts
    I got an email on 8/17/2010 from Yahoo with the first two paragraphs being:

    Dear Advertiser,

    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.
    Submit Your Proxies @ NewProxySites.com

  11. #10
    MrToad is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Snak3 View Post
    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
    hi Snak3,
    I'm not sure where I read it, but I did a quick new search and the AP reported it on August 17...
    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."
    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.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Chrome & IE Return Different Search Results
    By bogart in forum Promoting
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 28 September, 2012, 12:55 PM
  2. Yahoo Testing Powered by Bing Results
    By bogart in forum Search Engine News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30 December, 2010, 11:06 AM
  3. What should I do if NONE of my keywords is in Top 200 Google search results?
    By YaroslavKorchagin in forum Google Keyword Tracker
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20 August, 2009, 09:17 AM
  4. How AOL Search results are defined?
    By console_predator in forum Promoting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29 July, 2009, 01:18 AM
  5. How do search engines treat dot (.) in search results?
    By Forsaken in forum Search Engine News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26 July, 2009, 21:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •