Yahoo UK Powered By Bing Soon

Jan 18, 2011 • 8:35 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Yahoo Search Engine & Yahoo SEO

yahoo powered by bingCurrently Yahoo Search in the UK is still running off the original Yahoo index and algorithm.

As you know, Bing is powering Yahoo's organic and paid results in the US and Canada. Last week, Yahoo and Bing announced they migrated over the organic results in Australia, Brazil and Mexico to Bing.

So what is next?

A WebmasterWorld has some speculation that Yahoo UK is next. Some webmasters and SEOs are noticing that the Yahoo UK results have "two different indexes" on refreshes. By that, if a person searches once and then again, they are seeing two completely different set of results. In addition, when they compare one of those sets, it seems to match up with the Bing results. This shows me that Bing and Yahoo are heavily testing the UK migration and it might be next up on the list.

Are you ready for Bing to power Yahoo in the UK? I assume so, at least by now.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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01/18/2011 02:14 pm

Yeah.. well, it's said. I like the YSE backlinks feature and the inlinkdata service and they said they'll close it by the end of december 2010... lucky for us it's still there :) i think very soon, the seomoz opensiteexplorer tool will replace YSE

Alph Michaels

01/19/2011 08:33 am

Makes sense. Likely why the dev. team for Yahoo search in UK has been reportedly told they will be furloughed in February.

seo uk

05/05/2011 09:28 am

Yahoo search powered by bing in us search results. Bing: yahoo uk powered by bing soon in a nut, microsoft will power yahoo s have a good product in bing but they need to support that in the uk with deal, but i won’t be using bing/yahoo any time soon.

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