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Yahoo is dieing

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by ListedHosting, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. #1
    Alright so i been reading up on yahoo and its recent low amount of traffic and was wondering what you guys think yahoo could do to get through this rough patch. This of course excluding "Becoming more like Google" as they have already stated that they will not follow or try to copy goggles tactics.
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    ListedHosting, Jan 30, 2008 IP
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  2. SuperBlog

    SuperBlog Peon

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    Well, their search engine traffic never will be as high as Google's, because of course Google is better. Google has a lot of free products and services, such as Google Adsense, Google Earth, etc. but Yahoo has plenty of things such as Yahoo Answers, and all of the videos and new articles on their site, along with their webmail. I think they should work on improving the features of their site that Google DOESN'T HAVE, so they'll be very strong on those points.

    Yahoo will never beat Google but I don't think it's going to "die", either. :)
     
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  3. MakeADifference

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    I remember reading a story somewhere that about 10 years back, askjeeves was one of the top seach engines, then yahoo, google etc.
    What happened after that was everyone else drifted from being mere search engine to more like portal site. Google still remained search engine and they are much better and relevant.

    The only bad part is : It is too difficult to get good ranking at google..!!
     
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    I doubt Yahoo would die. Yahoo is a strong company!

    Yeah right! They gave me PR4 before, and they took it away just like that. I never asked them for it anyway.
     
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  5. Fka200

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    If anyone could overtake Google, it's Yahoo. They need to get their sh!t together to get anywhere. Hell, even MSN is starting to send me a lot of traffic. Nothing like Google, and I don't think they stand a chance vs Google... but Yahoo? Different story. Depends on management and how they start promoting/improving what they have.
     
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  6. verticity

    verticity Well-Known Member

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    but the fect is tht google and yahoo both are using same database. thier results have similarity
     
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  7. ListedHosting

    ListedHosting Banned

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    Umm im not too sure about that. I really dont think they run from the same db might be wrong though.
     
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  8. locals

    locals Well-Known Member

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    LOL yeah they may get some of there SE inclusions from the same place (the internet) but having the same data base is a STRONG infraction of the truth . . . but then again you never know . . . but i highly doubt that they are the SAME data base
     
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    Well they are laying off half of there staff so that tells you something about the one time giant
     
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    yahoo has nothing to offer at the moment, they used to have the email, but now with gmail they are losing it
    only yahoo messenger is popular in some countries, without it yahoo would be almost dead
     
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  11. Dollar

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    They should get rid of the portal. Obviously a Portal != what people want so they go to Google and there page loads in 1/10th of second and there no distractions just a search bar and a logo.
    People want to search.
     
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    Lever Deep Thought

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    It'd be sad if Yahoo ever went under; it's in the interests of the Internet as a whole that there's some diversity in search rather than just one giant "dominating" it all... How about we have a "Just Use Yahoo" day where everybody gives the highly officious oracle a boost? :)
     
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    Google killed Yahoo i think.Yahoo must develope itself
     
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    Yahoo just too complacent. It should have been focusing on delivering superior product right from the start. Just look at the many things that Yahoo did wrong. How many of you ever use Yahoo video for example?
     
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    BUt I like Yahoo search result more than google. Google had many junk result.
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I think you are barking up at the wrong tree, Yahoo is essentially a portal trying to get a pie of the search engine, they may not be doing that well in that arena, certainly they are not dying.
     
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    Yahoo mail is better than Gmail. I for one don't like the thought of having my e-mails read so a jerk can serve me contextual advertising.

    Google may have the search engine, but for me Yahoo Mail is still the choice.

    Regards, George
     
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    I notice that also that Yahoo is now following the Google Trend...

    They follow the adsense which is their yahoo publisher is one example...
     
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  19. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    YPN is a very poor follower of Adsense, speaking the other way round, it can also be said that Google is following Yahoo by offering services such as Gmail, Google Groups etc.

     
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    in my opinion Yahoo! is not dying even if they plan to lay-off / cut-off a lot of their staff. Even they are not frequently crawling some sites, they are still one of the best search engine on the WWW. Aside from that, in our place we're still using Yahoo! Messenger and I still play on their Game site. According to Alexa.com, in our country Yahoo! is @ rank #1
     
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