Hubpages Supplants Yahoo as #2 Internet Search Engine

April 1, 2011, Nicomp News Network

Internet officials announced today that Hubpages.com has supplanted web behemoth Yahoo.com as she second-most busy search engine on the Internet. Google remains firmly ensconced in the #1 position, with Yahoo sliding to third.

Harold Hubpages, official spokesHubber for the fledgling site, noted that Hubpages.com was conceived as an outlet for aspiring writers and Bollywood fans. "However, after only a few years of operation, we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of our innovative "search" feature.", he observed to a standing-room-only press conference at the San Fransisco Airport Holiday Inn .

Searching Hubpages.com provides access to innumerable high-quality articles, how-tos, and Stan Fletcher original compositions.
Searching Hubpages.com provides access to innumerable high-quality articles, how-tos, and Stan Fletcher original compositions. | Source

Yahoo Declines to Comment, Google Reportedly Nervous

Repeated attempts to contact representatives at Yahoo.com have proven fruitless. Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that top executives at The Yahoo Corporation may be considering the possibility of forming an investigative committee to examine options that include petitioning for a government bailout or perhaps merging with AOL.

Google spokespeople also remain uncharacteristically mum on this dramatic turn of events. However, keen observers observed that the long-standing Google corporate motto "Be nice" has recently been replaced with "Crush Hubpages."

Wikipedia files for virtual bankruptcy

In a related story, Wikipedia.org, the user-supported web site containing millions of somewhat authoritative web pages, has filed for virtual bankruptcy. Unsubstantiated whisperings in the halls of Wikipedia Tower suggest that WikiLeaders realized they have lost their stranglehold on earnestly unsubstantiated articles.

No one was available to speak on behalf of the WikiFolks but 42 different versions of the bankruptcy filing were immediately posted by enthusiastic Wikipedia editors from around the world.

The hubpages.com search page offers a rich set of filtering tools.
The hubpages.com search page offers a rich set of filtering tools. | Source

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SimeyC 5 years ago from NJ, USA

Now that explains why Google targeted Hubpages - scare factor *grin* Wonder if Hubpages will merge with Yahoo...Ya-Pages, Hub-Hoo? *grin* or perhaps a three way merger wiki-y-hub or hub-wiki-y? *grin*

I'm gonna get one of those virtual bankruptsy - I'll pay my lawyer in virtual dollars and have a virtual nervous breakdown!


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

YaPages! Genius, I'm registering that domain now...


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

The news of the secret merger between AOL/Hub will be released soon,so buy stock!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I dunno, nicomp. With the name, YaPages, you are inadvertently giving free PR to Google via its new CEO, Larry Page, one of the original co-founders. Maybe Hubya would be better, sort of like Dubya. Whatcha think?


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psychicdog.net 5 years ago

Is this really true or BS?


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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@drbj: Larry rocks. He needs the pub.

@psychicdog.net: Absolutely!


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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

psychicdog, Did you notice the release date? And it's Nicomp for crying out loud!


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James Agbogun 5 years ago

April F**l?


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

I must admit I was "FOOLED," hoping, but nevertheless, fooled. Good nicomp, you're good, really. Voted up/funny!

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