There are bad websites in the network, yes. There can be issues with junk lead submissions, yes. But for all the bad, there is a lot of good. You just have to be willing to work for it!
Yahoo and Bing are reportedly testing out changes to search functionality that make results more "card-like" and move top navigation below the search results box.
The app, which says it was inspired by what Pandora has done for music and what Netflix has done for movies, will join the Yahoo Search team.
In the past year, Bing has added features like product ads, auto-tagging and online insertion orders to make it easier to advertise on the network.
Yahoo is shutting down a range of its not-so-popular products, in order to focus on its more popular ones. Included in the cull is people search, Xobni, toolbar on Chrome, and Shine.
Yahoo is rumored to be planning a return to search – both organic and paid. CEO Marissa Mayer has reportedly spearheaded two projects, code-named Fast Break and Curveball, aimed at getting the company out of its search deal with Microsoft.
Is Bing about to take away more organic keyword data? It sure looks that way, as https://www.bing.com is now active. Bing says it is "still evolving" its rollout of HTTPS, but promises to "keep the SEO/SEM community needs top of mind…"
Microsoft is reportedly looking at encrypting their Internet traffic, which would include their search results, in response to the NSA spying controversy where it is believed the NSA was able to gain access to Microsoft's global communication links.
When you think search, no doubt you think Google. But there are other popular major search engines (e.g., Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Baidu) that you can turn when searching for information, images, maps, videos, products, or something local.
Yahoo, as part of their efforts to focus on specific web properties, has decided to close the search engine AltaVista. Along with Yahoo closing AltaVista, Yahoo Axis, which launched just barely a year ago, has also been axed.