Bing & Yahoo:They’re here!!!
Over the past year or so, after talks and deals being made, it was decided that from about mid-year or so in 2010, that the Yahoo search engine results would be supplied by the Bing search engine. We reported much more fully back in February on this here….
And the time it appears is now!
Now according to Yahoo here, this is just getting started, least back in mid July….but here you can go and see tests done by the folks over at ezlocal.com, with some screen shots of various search terms and the “mirroring” of the results for some widely varied keywords….
There’s a whole bunch of terms there to look at, so I won’t repost them here, but a comment near the bottom of that page was intersting, in that it indicates that Yahoo’s data IS influencing Bings results more than the other way which is what I and the rest of the SEO community understood to be the new ‘model’ for these merged results….
Hmmm….that’s interesting, especially in light of a couple of other factors we do know about…like how the Yahoo paid directory will/will not be affected and especially how the LOCAL indexes for both Yahoo and Bing will be reworked too….all of course important for us Canucks with our .ca country codes and geo-targeting, eh!
Watching are we? Still….and with great interest, and you should be too, eh!
And more news on this here too!