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The only thing we can do is wait for official word and stop speculating.. And the Search results I see for my site are the same on yahoo as on google. Who says the changes havent been made yet, but please.. read all these posts and people come up with their own off the wall theories and post them.. some which make no sense at all...
Time will tell.. official word I am sure will be out very soon...
To run a smaller version of the Google system to just rank the pages that are listed in Yahoo is also not very promising: The success of the Google system lies in the analysis of the link structure. Therefor scaling the system down leeds to results, that are less relevant.
To add another speculation to this interesting discussion: Yahoo could have bought Google. What do you think about that?
If in this round things have gotten tighter on the bid maybe G just decided to forgo the branding charge and take the text ad.
Just in the business world, i dont think it adds up. Interesting why the google logo isnt showing though, but the results are the same when I checked my site. When will official word come? anyone know? I almost see the point that googles bid went in for yahoo to keep them but without the branding.. that is one point I could see. That would "make sense" in the business world of things. Google has enough exposure and enough "brand name recognition" where they do not have to have their logo showing up in the yahoogle results of yahoo. They get enough publicity where this is no longer necessary for them.
A lot of surfers are lazy (or unknowledgeable about on using their browser) - if there isn't a live link, most people will stay on the page.
I agree - have you seen the weekly wordtracker email reports? The long term Number two search phrase was 'google' - number 3 was 'yahoo' duh! Using a search engine to find a search engine when you already know the brand name of the search engine!??!
I remember about 25 years ago an economics lecturer telling us that 80% of the world 'just had no idea'..... how far ahead of his time was he?
At the risk of taking the thread off topic, it's not a snippet it's a description written by a real person. The original description written on the 29th Aug was grammatically incorrect, in fairness it was very late in the day when it was added, they have just corrected it that's all.
This may get split off into another thread
The new non logo on Yahoo's web pages does not click thru to Google, like the old logo did. In addition to this since Yahoo appears to be using their directory descriptions on the webpage listings, they probably can no longer state "powered by Google" since the results are no longer an exact replication of Google. Instead they list it as "search technology powered by Google." The above combined with the new search within the site feature is an attempt by Yahoo to keep the traffic on their site and not see it go off to Google. Who knows maybe Google will start using Yahoo's description for their search results simarly to how they use DMOZ. Does anything ever stay the same in this business? :) One thing is for sure, we will all wake up one morning to a big surprise.
[edited by: Marcia at 7:32 am (utc) on Sep. 6, 2002]
[edited by: NFFC at 10:47 am (utc) on Sep. 9, 2002]
[edit reason] No self promotion, please [/edit]