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12:50 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Noticed on the Brandy thread that some have started seeing Ink on Yahoo. Me too! But it's not pure Ink. Does anyone want to comment on the differences? What I see is bunch of extra stuff in front of my listings :-(

I'm on the first page for a few things in Ink, but not on the Yahoo version.

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I'm seeing exactly like you, looks like INK with some other robot, have no idea what it is.
1:01 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It just reverted back to Google, but in the meantime, between my tears, I played around with the searches. One of my keyword combos is "hip widgets" which Ink places me at #4. Yahoo was kind enough to make sure the first 50+ results were "hip hop widgets". It then allowed me to be listed at #60.

Not good.

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Sometimes it shows me GOOGLE sometimes INK* results for the same keywords, I experienced same situation at the beggining of last month. After week Yahoo was showing only Google again, any clue when they're gonna switch?

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I don't think any one will ever know when any search engine will make a switch, except maybe one lone geek in an out-of-the-way cubicle in whatever company we're talking about.
10:37 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes ink is now Yahoo.

I have also spotted the Search Technology by Google sign is removed.

Have done multiple searches and for the first time I have seen Ink results.

Everyone was telling me this for months but here in Europe we didn't see it.

Today we are. :)

12:08 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I see the switch, but not on yahoo.co.uk
12:26 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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They've also crawled dynamic pages that Google has not been able to crawl. One of my site now has 7000 pages listed rather than 400!
12:36 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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seeing it in NY for the first time....
12:57 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It's Ink!

I am curious to have a look at my logs.

12:58 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo is Ink in Pennsylvania this morning.
1:20 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am also seeing the move to ink, but again not on the the UK Yahoo.
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I'm seeing Ink on Yahoo.com from Northern Ireland.

Their SERPs look strange, not as good as Google. :-(

<added>Look at the bottom of the page - no mention of Google anywhere!</added>

1:51 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ink in Virginia
1:59 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yes - INK with no geo-targetting and an interesting tweak involving directory sites (I think). Looks wonderful from my point of view :)

I love INK!

2:04 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"Our strategy was to do a good job on the 80 percent of common queries and ignore the other stuff," Gates said. But "it's the remaining 20 percent that counts," he added, "because that's where the quality perception is."
Gates promised not to make that mistake again.

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Though too early to tell, Yahoo seems taking its turn to do this 80-20 mistake. For obscure vital searches, they are total cr*p, taking the web search several years back.

2:10 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well, on some key travel-related serps I use to see which SE can really detect an authority site (read: truly official sites), Y now beats G by a nose.
2:11 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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As mentioned, was seeing ink.

Now back to pre-brandy.

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Though too early to tell, Yahoo seems taking its turn to do this 80-20 mistake. For obscure vital searches, they are total cr*p, taking the web search several years back.

yes, it is too early to tell.

Yahoo have to start somewhere by picking up the program then establishing it in the web site then building on it.

With Yahoo's money and power they won't be too far away from Google.

How much will the yahoo directory help support your rankings?

Will Yahoo dump their directory?

And what will be yahoo's next move now that they have dumped Google?

its going to be a busy year!

Just seen 3 versions of yahoo, pre-brandy, brandy and then Ink what fun we have today :)

[edited by: lasko at 2:18 pm (utc) on Feb. 17, 2004]

2:17 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've not seen ink yet on .co.uk but just out of interested when ink results are being showed is the "results provide by G" still their or the ink logo?
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Still Google in Israel...
2:23 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Switched back to Google - sob!

>when ink results are being showed is the "results provide by G" still their or the ink logo?

For the hour that I saw them (and I checked with my other office in Nottingham and they had them too) - there was no results provided statement at all.

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In Italy is still Google, but I can see Ink results on Yahoo using anonymizer.
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>when ink results are being showed is the "results provide by G" still their or the ink logo?

For the hour that I saw them (and I checked with my other office in Nottingham and they had them too) - there was no results provided statement at all.

I was looking at INK based results on Yahoo, and when I scrolled to the bottom I also saw "results provided by Google". They were definitely INK results because there were INK specific tracking IDs in the SERPs.

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In Spain it has been Ink for the last several hours, but within the last few seconds reverted back to Google. :(
However, I am starting to see a growth in traffic from Yahoo. :)
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thanks Barry & agerhart
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Ink in Virginia

now back to Google

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Yahoo is back to google in PA. I hope they make the switch to Ink and stick to it soon, we need some competition for google even if the current results don`t please every SEO in here. Search engine competition is good for all SEO`s.
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Back to Google in Northern Ireland.
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Are those that have seen YInk finding the results worse, better or the same as standard Ink results? Mine fare worse. For example, as I mentioned at the top of the thread, Yahoo seems to be deciding for one of my searches that a phrase such as "hip widgets" is really supposed to be "hip hop widgets". Guess I'll be forced to add quotation marks with Yink from here on in.
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