Yahoo Says They Are Still In Search, Sure Thing!

Feb 11, 2010 • 9:01 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO
 

Yahoo is trying to convince everyone that they are still a search company. Honestly, if you do not power your own search results, if you do not crawl the web and own the ranking algorithms, you are not in search. Ask.com is more in search than Yahoo, in my opinion. Well, let me step back just a second.

When the Microsoft & Yahoo deal goes through, Yahoo will not power the search results on Yahoo Search anymore. They will power the look and display of those results, as far as I know. But in my opinion, if you do not crawl the web and index content and then power those ranking algorithms - you are not in search - you are a aggregator of some sorts.

If I said Ask.com isn't in search because they use structured data, for the most part, then the same applies to Yahoo.

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Comments:

Rooturaj

02/11/2010 04:16 pm

Yeah true. They think the web users are fools. Guess what (may be you already know) they are not a domain hosting company either. They are resellers. I got pissed up with then recently. Here is the post http://rooturaj.com/reviews/5-reasons-why-you-should-not-be-using-yahoo-small-business/

Rooturaj

02/11/2010 04:17 pm

Yeah true. They think the web users are fools. Guess what (may be you already know) they are not a domain hosting company either. They are resellers. I got pissed up with then recently. Here is the post http://rooturaj.com/reviews/5-reasons-why-you-should-not-be-using-yahoo-small-business/

Michael Martinez

02/11/2010 07:01 pm

My feeling is that if the BingHoo deal doesn't go through, Carol Bartz will sell off or close down Yahoo!'s search. She seems determined to turn Yahoo! into nothing more than a news and entertainment portal.

some

02/16/2010 08:16 am

for most part or at all? are they still crawling, both ask and yahoo?

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