Don't get too excited about Yahoo + Microsoft

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CHART OF THE DAY: Yahoo-Microsoft Search Now Going Down Together (YHOO, MSFT)

If you want to look forward, you still need to do well in Google. And it's only getting MORE important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Corwinnx
    Hey Chris,

    I read about that in the newspaper this morning. Back page of the sports section.

    When I saw the little blurb on the front page, I was a little excited. Then I read the article and realized why the story was on the back page.

    From what I could tell, they don't seem to have a very organized plan for taking down the Big G. In fact, it seems that the only part of their plan consists of just that. Nothing else.

    Gonna go read the news in your link and see if it's any different.

    Warmest Regards,
    Marcus
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  • Profile picture of the author love2Code
    I was listening to NPR yesterday and the Microsoft guy was saying now that together they own 30% of the revenue, Google will need to work harder to keep the users which could be a good thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Google still has the best search. Everytime I use something else I get frustrated. If you want a really confusing SERP check out Cuil
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    • Profile picture of the author Corwinnx
      ok.. just read the web article.. pretty anti-climactic IMO.

      If MS and Y want to compete with Google, they're going to need an edge on monetization strategies and a massive PR campaign methinks (and it needs to be a hell of a lot better than the one they've got goin now.)
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      • Profile picture of the author Intrepreneur
        I've decided that now this has happened Google should win the almighty war.

        Go Google You Rock!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      Google still has the best search. Everytime I use something else I get frustrated. If you want a really confusing SERP check out Cuil
      I'm on page one of Cuil for one of my sites. Too bad nobody uses Cuil. Also, the image Cuil pairs with my site isn't even from my site.

      Earlier today, I saw in a non-marketing forum where people where talking about Microsoft & Yahoo. Some people said they liked Bing. Even the ones who championed Google admitted to using Bing when they couldn't find what they were looking for in Google.

      And, that reminded me how it all started. I used to use Yahoo. When I couldn't find something in Yahoo, I would go to Google. Eventually, I just went to Google first...
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      • Profile picture of the author melanied
        When and if Yahoo starts outsourcing search to Bing, that will make me happy, as Bing seems to love my sites. Wish I knew why, I'd do more of it. They send me pretty decent traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author MeCanX
      Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

      Google still has the best search. Everytime I use something else I get frustrated. If you want a really confusing SERP check out Cuil
      What the hell? Seriously, all CUIL is is a bunch of advertisements that don't even go in one row...

      It's like 2 rows of bad search results that are all the same and then advertisements on the top, side, and bottom that match all the search results!

      LOL no wonder I've never heard of it...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Baker
    I found out some information yesterday about this topic that would SHOCk the Warriors. I cant tell yet though.

    Anyone that is willing to try and level out the PPC market I support. Google is just too powerful and its not good for small business or affiliates. I did hear that it could take up to 2 years for Yahoo and Microsoft to get the system running.

    I have noticed that Bings advertising on TV is becoming more consistant and the commercials are getting longer. Bing will do well.
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  • originaly, yahoo was not a search engine, it was a directory.

    I never use it so I don't know if that is still the case today.

    I have yet to visit bing so I have no comment on it.

    back when I started on the net, there were just a few true search engines and you had to use boolean expressions to use them effectively.

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  • Profile picture of the author jmarketer
    Right now Google is like the god of search. When I saw that they were joining forces, in my mind, I still thought that they still could not come close to Google. Google has become like a household name. It's really too late for those guys....Yahoo and Microsoft, that is.
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  • Profile picture of the author MReco
    I think it will take some time (and money) for BING to get traction and make a dent in Google's strangle hold on the search engine world, but they have a good opportunity to do so. If they don't I think Google is going to get too powerful, and too much power is never a good thing...
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    I think MS is after the PPC revenue. Also suspect that there are a few million
    people like me that tried PPC with Yahoo. Clumsy, slow, non-responsive come
    to mind when I think about it. Terrible experience. I don't think I'd go through
    that pain again.

    Hugh
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