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"Bringing together a powerful combination of Yahoo!'s global audience and unmatched breadth and depth of services with Inktomi's leading search technology, will allow us to create one of the most relevant, comprehensive and highest quality search offerings on the Web for both our affiliate partners and Yahoo!," said Terry Semel, Yahoo! chairman and CEO.
"The acquisition enables Yahoo! to integrate Inktomi's world-class technology throughout the network as well as offer more value to consumers and businesses through programs such as paid inclusion, which provide higher-quality commercial search results," Semel added.
"The acquisition enables Yahoo! to integrate Inktomi's world-class technology throughout the network as well as offer more value to consumers and businesses through programs such as paid inclusion, which provide higher-quality commercial search results"
They kept it under wraps until finalized, but now that it's a done deal it doesn't seem there's any doubt where Yahoo search is headed.
A switch to Ink will give us more diversity to work with, which certainly won't hurt a lot of us, but what I'm wondering is what will happen to the Pay-for-Inclusion pricing.
Inktomi now cheaper than Alta Vista, it's hard to imagine the prices not going up substantially.
I'd find that odd given Ink's database gives me weird results. Or- did from search.positiontech
Why would Y! replace a comprehensive index like G's with an index that is based on paid inclusion?
What's the common speculation on if/when Y! would switch and WOULD Y! switch from G to Ink as their default results?
As far as Ink changing their algo, it must be incredibly difficult to do. You would think with the success of Google you would've seen a lot of the older search engines change their algos to be more competitive. AV, infoseek, webcrawler, excite etc. really never did anything to step up to the plate.
But on both terms top 10 are THE SAME results. The terms are a category name, and the 2nd word of the category.
I'm at home so I'll more into this at work in a couple hours.
If any of the mods want the terms, sticky me.
PS. I've checked these terms from work and home so I don't think it's a random cookie based test...
This would also make sense from a quality perspective. It would mean that sites included have been visited and tested by a real person.
Just a thought.