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Remember last year when Yahoo and Microsoft announced they had formed the Search Alliance to take on Google? One of the deals struck was that eventually all of Yahoo's search platforms would be either integrated with or powered by Microsoft's search engine, Bing. From the Yahoo! Search blog: Yahoo! has completed the algorithmic transition to Bing in all global markets (except Korea), across desktop and mobile, for all Yahoo! and...

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In the world of search, Google and Bing have just released updates to their Webmaster Tools suites. Let's look first at the latest developments from Google, whose Webmaster Tools now have specifics regarding unnatural links to pointing to a website. See an excerpt from Google's email update below: Dear site owner or webmaster of http://www.domain.com/, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s...

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It’s official: the organic search results for Yahoo! will this month be entirely replaced by the organic search results for Bing. The change represents the latest effort of Yahoo and Microsoft, the two companies behind the second and third most popular English language search engines, to make a dent in the market share of industry leader Google. The merging of Yahoo! and Bing’s search results went...

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Social network giant Facebook and Microsoft’s search engine Bing have joined forces to socialise search engine results. The concept, currently available to 2% of US Facebook subscribers in the US but soon to be a universal feature, is this: if a user of Facebook is logged in while they enter a search query in Bing, the results will show related data taken from the posts and...

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Microsoft and Yahoo have announced the merge of their search engines (Yahoo! and Bing) to take on the world's leading search engine Google. Microsoft will be powering the Yahoo search capability with their more sophisticated Bing engine, and Yahoo will become the sales force for both companies' paid search advertisers. The partnership is a 10 year deal, where Yahoo will use Bing's search technology on its...

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Google is one of the dominant forces online, dwarfing all other search engines.  Even with the creation of Bing, Google remains supreme, and it would take much more than a single entity to topple the giant.  But is Google’s market share slipping? According to ComScore, Google’s US search percentage slipped from 65.1 in March to 64.4 in April, while Yahoo’s share rose to 17.7% up 0.8%...

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Since coming into the market last year, Bing has helped Microsoft improve its market share in the search engine market by offering users something different. Microsoft wanted to see what users thought of their new venture, and so enlisted the help of a qualitative research firm to study if Google users were willing to switch to Bing. The firm recruited 15 Google users and simply...

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The accuracy of a search engine is dependent on the accuracy of its data set; that is the rationale. Google has announced that it now utilises public data directly from the World Bank to display results and graphs for questions like: "people per capita in U.S.A" or the number of "internet users in Australia or U.S.A". Google has access to the official 17 World Development...

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As opposed to some other search engines, Microsoft (and their baby, Bing) is not just trying to copy Google, and hope to one day catch up through some miraculous event (voodoo magic perhaps?), but is actually attempting innovation to beat Google. We have looked at some startups that have challenged Google in the past, however this isn’t some backyard brain trust attempting to beat Google,...

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