Yahoo’s Results Now Officially Come From Bing

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Just last week Yahoo announced that it had started transitioning it’s back-end technology in the U.S. and Canada (English) for Yahoo! Search over to the Microsoft platform and today statements were released on both Yahoo’s Search blog and Bing’s site that all free, organic search results are now powered by Bing.

Senior VP, Shashi Seth said in the official YSearch announcement:

“Yahoo! Web, Image, and Video search experiences on both desktop and mobile devices are now powered by the Microsoft platform in the US and Canada (English), with more markets to come.”

Also in the article he posts a link to Microsoft’s blog where their VP, Satya Nadella, talks about what we can expect in the near future from this partnership. “We continue to work hard on the migration to adCenter, and are optimistic about completing this phase later this fall. As we have said all along, our primary goal is to provide advertisers with a quality transition experience in 2010, while being mindful of the holiday season.”

At the beginning of this year, Nielsen reported that Yahoo! controlled just over 14% of the search market, with Bing just behind it at close to 10%. With these two engines combining they will now hold approximately a quarter of the search market – that’s nothing to shrug at. Even though Google is more than double that amount, at close to 70%, the Yahoo-Bing merger is becoming stiff competition.

Try it out for yourself: just perform a search on Yahoo and check for the “Powered by Bing” message at the very bottom.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Artgraham

    good thing i got the bing webmaster tools and got my client's site loaded in. now all the Bing work is reflected in yahoo. 2 birds, one stone.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the news Yvonne,

    For those of us who didn’t monitor their rankings in Yahoo here’s how you can check how this switch to Bing affected your site’s positions in Yahoo How to check your old Yahoo rankings

    Hope you find it helpful.

  • Seo Guru

    It’s a good thing that the two search engines had merged their results. Now the hard part is how to better compete with Google. They must make their search platform good enough to fight off Google’s. I hope for the best for yahoo and Bing. Make it happen.

  • Radical Networks

    But still they can't beat Google..!

  • Jarret

    Yvonne, one thing I don't understand is why Yahoo results seem to be 10x more relevant that a similar search on Bing if they're both powered by Bing? Also, there seems to be an enormous discrepancy in the number of pages indexed by Yahoo and Bing?

  • Nick

    I think this is the right time when yahoo has to take some updation toward it and by taking this step let see yahoo reputation become good or not.thanks for sharing. nice blog…