Yahoo Partners With Google, Not Microsoft on UK's BT Portal

Sep 16, 2009 • 8:18 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO
 

BT.com, a major UK portal, was powered by Yahoo Search, but is now being powered by Google Search. Why is this a big deal? Well, the portal is a partnership of some sort between Yahoo and BT, i.e. it is hosted at bt.yahoo.com.

Now we all know that Yahoo and Microsoft have made a big deal, where Microsoft will hopefully take control of all of Yahoo's search technology and power that side of their business.

So why did Yahoo partner up with Google on this portal and not Microsoft Bing?

This is not recent news, I reported this back in August based on a ConnectedInternet tip. Here is a screen capture:

Yahoo Portal - Search Powered By Google

Eventually, Yahoo said all their properties will be "powered by Bing Search."

A WebmasterWorld thread said that BT members just received emails from BT saying:

Your BT Yahoo! Search is now powered by Google, the UK’s most popular search engine.

This shouldn't confuse anyone down the road.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Colin

09/16/2009 01:21 pm

No... not confusing at all, lol.

Luke Jones

09/18/2009 08:19 am

Say whaaaaaaat? That's a monagery of companies. "BT search by Yahoo! powered by Google using IBM powered by Microsoft Windows!"

Lee Johnson

09/18/2009 03:04 pm

I work for the BT Directories devision of BT and it shocked me. I thought there was something going wrong but hey as Luke says : using IBM powered by Microsoft Windows. It's all fun and games.

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