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Yahoo to use Bing SE not good for webmasters

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by Claudek, Jul 29, 2009.

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    It has always been my opinion that we need more competition in the Search Engine market. If the current news that Yahoo will now use the Bing search engine is true, it is not good for webmasters.
    SEMrush
    I realise that there are more newbies in DP nowadays who believe that everything is Google and should be Google and nothing else matters but Google.

    The fact is that the less SE you have, the more competition you have SERP-wise; the worst thing would be having only 1 SE. If you don't rank there, SE traffic can be non-existant.

    What are your thoughts on the current Bing/Yahoo deal?
     
    Claudek, Jul 29, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. niche4u

    niche4u Member

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    my biggest question is whether yahoo gonna use bing's Algorithm to sort result/ranking?
     
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  3. Claudek

    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    As Bing will be powering the results, the sorting will be theirs as well.

     
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    I like bing but i like yahoo too. They both give me traffic shame if they connect ;)
     
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    Zlimp Active Member

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    well, i have been posting my comments on several threads regarding this issue, and i have been saying that i dont like google's monopoly, i have nothing against google BUT the current market is so saturated that you need competitors, i welcomed bing gleefully, i also did my part by making it my homepage lol, so that it ranks better, atleast i did whatever i could do for bing. If bing can compete with google then my personal view would be that it would help, realllly help the webmasters, as bing will give another dimension to the search world, plus bing will give you an extra supply of traffic. If yesterday we were getting 80% of the traffic from google today we might get extra from bing AND we might get new users through bing. I didn't know yahoo was doing this, but for me, if yahoo could also come up with something like bing, including its own algorithms n mathematical equations then life would be a little bit easy for webmasters.
     
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    I personally Hope they take down Google as they are very big
    scammers i.e. adsense and other thigns we need more people
    out there to keep google on their guard
     
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    That will be something good, google will have to face some heavy comeptition once such a thing happens
     
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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    #8
    That is not something a webmaster should want (unless you mean take down Google's share rather than take them down completely).

    More competition (to a degree) in the SE market is better than having a monopoly.


     
    Claudek, Jul 29, 2009 IP
  9. DoDo Me

    DoDo Me Peon

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    I like to see Microsoft become bigger, they should be long time ago.
     
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    longcall911 Peon

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    To be honest, I am in favor of Bing powering Y! search. I think Y! search has been absolutely awful for a very long time and that as a result, people use G search more than they otherwise would. In other words, I like the idea of serious competition.

    /*tom*/
     
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    amyo11 Peon

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    Bing gonna be in Yahoo's page
    we'd pay some heed to the giants' cooperation
     
    amyo11, Aug 1, 2009 IP
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    amyo11 Peon

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    #12
    right , both benefit us and SEs themsleves
     
    amyo11, Aug 1, 2009 IP
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    thotsa Well-Known Member

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    #13
    how size of data base yahoo vs bing ?
     
    thotsa, Aug 2, 2009 IP
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    #14
    I agree with you to an extent ... we have a Google monopoly at the moment with competition from Yahoo until now and MSN/Live/Bing a distant third. Now we have the potential for a Google/Bing duopoly, which I think is only slightly better than a monopoly. It would be even better to have more competition; unfortunately Yahoo has retreated from search for a while now. :(
     
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    amyo11 Peon

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    The fact is that the less SE you have, the more competition you have SERP-wise
    right, but i can't see any credible change sincw bing's release
    or it just take time?
     
    amyo11, Aug 4, 2009 IP
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    felix77 Peon

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    SEOs serve mainly online businesses... most agree that Yahoo has a better conversion ratio even though majority of the traffic was from google... but with bing on the scene they are competing for search... and the 'rich' results may not always display online businesses... i've noticed that most searches to bring up pages from wikipedia for certain keywords on bing and this has now also started with yahoo... if this is the case where do SEOs turn to?? is it work harder and not smarter now? pay more SEs for inclusion/placement? and since BING and YAHOO will maintain separate sales forces with separate ad campaigns with the pricing being set at MS isn't this worse than a monopoly... i'm rambling 'cuz i've lost top ten placements for majority of my websites yesterday.. sorry for that
     
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    webbynoc.com Peon

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    #17
    microsoft seems to keep on growing lol
     
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    It doesnt matter at all, all search engines work the same in principle atleast, and the yahoo deal would only create a worthy competitor for google.
     
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    I don't like this too.
    Most of my traffic comes from Google and Yahoo Search. Very little is from Bing. So if Yahoo Search and gets replaced by Bing, I'll be loosing a good chunk of my traffic.

    Here are my search engine stats:
    1. google 216
    2. yahoo 150
    3. bing 10
    4. search 2
    5. alltheweb 1
    6. altavista 1
     
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    JohnS0N Well-Known Member

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    More power to Bing! Excellent.

    Google sucks.
     
    JohnS0N, Aug 4, 2009 IP