Mozilla is dropping Google as their default browser

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  1. OldRoses profile image95
    OldRosesposted 3 years ago

    The big news in search engines today is that Mozilla is dropping Google as their default search engine when the contract ends in December.  They have signed a 5 year deal with Yahoo Search: http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/19/7250 … ch-engine- .  Could this mean the end of our search traffic woes?  Most of my traffic now comes from Pinterest, Yahoo and Bing.  I've become virtually invisible to Google.  Looks in January, there will be more searches done in Yahoo.  I'm looking forward to an uptick in traffic.

    1. Hooks and Needles profile image83
      Hooks and Needlesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It will be interesting to see how it works out.

  2. CuAllaidh profile image85
    CuAllaidhposted 3 years ago

    Doubt it will mean much, IE's default search engine is Bing, but no one uses bing.

    1. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree with you there.  Personally, I despise Bing.  The search results are horrible.

      1. neosurk profile image92
        neosurkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, Bing and Yahoo give the exactly same search results, since 2009.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bing#Yahoo.21_search_deal

        1. OldRoses profile image95
          OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Interesting!  I didn't know that.  But it makes sense because as I pointed out in my original post, my traffic is coming from both Bing and Yahoo these days as well as Pinterest.

  3. neosurk profile image92
    neosurkposted 3 years ago

    I do like the Bing's interface too, although don't use it regularly. I am also tired of seeing only Pinterest and Blogspot blogs in Google search results. May be we can get some traffic love from this deal. Thank you Caren for posting this. smile

    1. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome!  I have my fingers crossed that we will start seeing more traffic in January.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I wonder how many people actually use the browser default search engine, I certainly never have.

    1. OldRoses profile image95
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I work in IT and I can attest to two facts:
      1.  Most of my users don't know which search engine they are using or even what a search engine is.
      2.  99% of my users have no idea that they can change the default search engine in their browser.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That is interesting. I'd been under the illusion the general population was more technically advanced than that. No wonder my bookmarks hub was such a flop. Live and learn I guess.

      2. CuAllaidh profile image85
        CuAllaidhposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I work in IT as well, and while I agree, I will point out that very few people use the search bar at all but rather type in google.com by default and ignore the built in search functionality of their browser.

 
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