Can this be true? If so this is going to change the world.

by wmc1987 29 replies
So i read this article

Yahoo to replace Google as default search engine on Firefox in US - Telegraph

Is this going to change your advertising strategy? I think this will mean a lot of cheap traffic, also i know yahoo still allows direct linking with affiliate links. Whats your thoughts about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author a2hosting
    Changing the world is a hyperbole in this instance, but Firefox does account for roughly 25% of browser usage - Browser Statistics
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    • Profile picture of the author wmc1987
      Originally Posted by a2hosting View Post

      Changing the world is a hyperbole in this instance, but Firefox does account for roughly 25% of browser usage - Browser Statistics
      Yeah from the stats that link shows that firefox is on the down hill slide, but I still find it very interesting on how it can shake things up in IM. If you just think about it and see the potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul1365
    It may be a default, with Firefox it's very easy to change search engines

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    • Profile picture of the author Altered State
      Originally Posted by paul1365 View Post

      It may be a default, with Firefox it's very easy to change search engines

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      I don't think most of the average users even care about changing that, specially older people. Almost my entire family uses IE (and a good part of it has it filled with a truckload of navigation bars )
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      • Profile picture of the author onSubie
        Originally Posted by Altered State View Post

        I don't think most of the average users even care about changing that, specially older people. Almost my entire family uses IE (and a good part of it has it filled with a truckload of navigation bars )
        Those people won't use Firefox.

        Anyone who has the sense to download and install Firefox as a preference over IE is likely to have their own SE preferences and not just blindly use the Firefox default.

        I think it probably has to do with Google and Chrome being direct competitors with Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I believe it'll have an impact. What's interesting is how Google will respond.

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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      hmm... "change the world", if so, only slightly, and over a period of time.

      This will not effect anyone except people who do not currently have the Firefox browser installed and decide to do so after this change takes effect. And then only if they are too lazy to setup their own favorite search engine settings. If anything, it might allow Yahoo to hold on to current market share a bit longer.. losing at a slightly slower pace.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
        Originally Posted by dburk View Post

        hmm... "change the world", if so, only slightly, and over a period of time.

        This will not effect anyone except people who do not currently have the Firefox browser installed and decide to do so after this change takes effect. And then only if they are too lazy to setup their own favorite search engine settings. If anything, it might allow Yahoo to hold on to current market share a bit longer.. losing at a slightly slower pace.
        This.

        I would have said it will change nothing, but you are right, there will be a slightly different rate of decline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by wmc1987 View Post

    yahoo still allows direct linking with affiliate links. Whats your thoughts about this?
    It's not very relevant to successful affiliate marketing whether anyone "allows direct linking". Making a living, and building a business, through affiliate marketing depends on three basic fundamentals, none of which can successfully be achieved by direct linking.

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    • Profile picture of the author wmc1987
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      It's not very relevant to successful affiliate marketing whether anyone "allows direct linking". Making a living, and building a business, through affiliate marketing depends on three basic fundamentals, none of which can successfully be achieved by direct linking.

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      You are absolutely correct, don't me wrong I did not suggest that direct linking to affiliate links was the only way to make money or build a business, but I personally used direct linking with Google about 5 years ago, and it was a great cash injection. I was simply suggesting that Yahoo doesn't have the strict requirements that Google now have, which makes life easier for marketers.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Snape
        It's not really Yahoo, it's Bing that runs that ads for Yahoo.
        Does Bing allow direct linking?
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        • Profile picture of the author Afiqfikri Daud
          If someone who is loyal to Google, they probably will change the default search engine (in this firefox case, yahoo) back to google.

          Originally Posted by David Snape View Post

          It's not really Yahoo, it's Bing that runs that ads for Yahoo.
          Does Bing allow direct linking?
          Yes, Bing Ads does allow direct linking.
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        • Profile picture of the author wmc1987
          Originally Posted by David Snape View Post

          It's not really Yahoo, it's Bing that runs that ads for Yahoo.
          Does Bing allow direct linking?

          They sure do
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  • Profile picture of the author collison
    Internet Explorer which has 58% of the market compared to Firefox's 13%, has Bing as the default search engine, but most people still change it to Google. At the moment the power of the Google brand is dominant in this market. It doesn't matter what private "deals" are done, the market decides.
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaLensbury
      Originally Posted by collison View Post

      Internet Explorer which has 58% of the market compared to Firefox's 13%, has Bing as the default search engine, but most people still change it to Google. At the moment the power of the Google brand is dominant in this market. It doesn't matter what private "deals" are done, the market decides.
      Do those stats really mean anything on their own? Check out the browser stats for your own site's analytics and you'll find the real stats for your niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    The real reason for the change: Yahoo offered a bigger revshare of PPC clicks than Google.

    That's how Firefox makes their money... when you do a Google search through the search box embedded into the browser, that's an affiliate search. Firefox gets a cut of the PPC revenue, just like you would get if you were running a Google search box on your site.

    Yahoo offered them a better deal, so they're switching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    means nothing at all
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  • Profile picture of the author Graham Maddison
    Anything that can kick google in the googlies is good in my book.. too big for their own boots in my opinion.
    As to whether it will impact on them remains to be seen ..but we can all dream can't we.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jan79
      Originally Posted by Graham Maddison View Post

      Anything that can kick google in the googlies is good in my book.. too big for their own boots in my opinion.
      As to whether it will impact on them remains to be seen ..but we can all dream can't we.
      LOL, well if it would give yahoo a bigger piece of the search pie then that's great for me! There should be more people using a diversity of search engines, we are so dependent on google these days.
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    I thought an invention has been made to use water like a fuel.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    I've been using Maxthon for a while, but probably will end up switching back to Chrome if they don't make Maxthon a little more touch friendly in the next release. Hard to scroll with finger tips on an Ultrabook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Les Harvey
    I really do not see it making much difference, if people know how to download firefox they will know how to make google their default setting. I mostly use chrome, and sometimes I use Opera. Opera has a nice little slider bar at the bottom to enlarge the page to see that tiny print! Its faster then to hit control and the plus key on your keyboard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    I think most people will just revert back to google anyway. At least most computer savvy people. And as mentioned before firefox accounts for 25% of browsing. So while this may make a slight difference I think it will be negligible.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Well, I know for a fact, that if it does happen ...

    Yahoo won't last 1 second as my default
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  • LOL Like this will change anything. People who love google ( like me ) will just take 10 seconds out of my day and replace yahoo.com to google.com in the settings. Honestly, if you think this will change anything you crazy..
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Meanwhile Chrome dominates Firefox.

    Just another day at the office.
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