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.
Doubt it will mean much, IE's default search engine is Bing, but no one uses bing.
I have to agree with you there. Personally, I despise Bing. The search results are horrible.
Actually, Bing and Yahoo give the exactly same search results, since 2009.
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.
I wonder how many people actually use the browser default search engine, I certainly never have.
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.
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.
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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