Who Gained in the Microsoft – Yahoo Deal ?

by ZK on August 3, 2009

Microsoft finally got Yahoo to surrender control of Internet’s second most popular search engine. But I am very curious to know what you think, who gained in the Microsoft – Yahoo deal ?

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{ 31 comments }

Web Developer August 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Thats a tough one:))Google was the winner here :)

Chuggin@bunn coffee maker parts August 3, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I would have to say that Microsoft is the winner for now, but let’s see how they pull ahead in the race. Haven’t they been doing pretty well up until this point?

used tires August 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Yes after years, a solid attempt is being made to provide some real competition against Google. Hm, I cannot really make a valid guess just yet but I would say that Microsoft is the winner for now. Yahoo did not take the money up front, they are going to take most of the revenue for the next 5 years. It would have been better if they got the money up front. To add, Google also has a year to prepare for this ;)

Till then,

Jean

ZK@Web Marketing Blog August 4, 2009 at 7:40 am

I agree with you, The battle is going to be intense in the coming months…

Compute Live August 3, 2009 at 10:22 pm

I think inspite of Yahoo and Microsoft making such attempts…Google will still rise and shine…
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james@Photo Scanner August 4, 2009 at 4:11 am

This is really good. With the 2 giants competing, we the users are the most to benefit from all of these. It means a race for better quality service, faster browsing experience, etc.

Kit Homes August 5, 2009 at 5:47 am

You are right i am very much concern with you. We all will be benefited with it.
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james@Photo Scanner August 4, 2009 at 4:17 am

Sorry for the double post, but I just want to add that the fifth year will turn out to be the most interesting year for these giants because by this time, both would have given out the best they can do.

With two giants banging heads and causing all forms of commotion, do you think a surprise third competitor will arise out of this?

Lee Ka Hoong August 4, 2009 at 9:43 am

Great news! So now Google has competition, I’m going to see how they fight in the coming days. Perhaps it’s the good time for Google to improve in term of their system or development of other free tool. :D
This shows that Google is not always be the King in World Wide Web? lol!

Regards,
Lee

earn money writing August 4, 2009 at 11:49 am

Microsoft is becoming a beast.

Poster@Printing Software August 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm

I would say 3 entities have gained from this deal.
Firstly, it is a good move for Microsoft to attract more advertisers. Secondly, Yahoo will get a good share of revenue without managing the search engine. Thirdly, webmasters who have good ranking in bing.com can get more traffic.

Google is surely the king in the Online Search Industry and Microsoft in Software Industry (Operating Systems). Both are contending in each other’s arena, let us wait and see who wins…

Bubba Moe August 5, 2009 at 5:02 am

They both will be beneficial with this deal. They can fight with Google now.

Bubba Moe August 5, 2009 at 5:04 am

Now visitor has many choice for that.

Kit Homes August 5, 2009 at 5:44 am

According to my point of view is a starting of war against Google. Lets watch what happened.
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Search Engine Marketing August 5, 2009 at 11:15 am

Microsoft has something up there sleeve for the long run.

game-girl August 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Both are the empires.All the empires are not good any times.
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game-girl August 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Both are the empires.All the empires are not good any times.

Webmaster Points August 7, 2009 at 4:33 am

Well, it already is clear that the two companies are following one single aim and that is catching Google but it seems they are still some miles behind in terms of offering professional search technologies and also the financial incentives.

For instance, thousands of webmasters and site owners are already earning money via the AdSense system but Yahoo even after several years has its YPN still in beta format.

Mike@Webmaster Points August 7, 2009 at 4:39 am

Well, they need to work a lot because Google is still leading the search engine world and they both have only one aim after cooperating with each other and that is just catching the main competitor which is Google.
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Website Marketing Joel August 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Google won! :- 0

Less competition and innovation because their are no longer two massive innovative entities to compete against – just one that has 2 platforms.

kitchen taps August 8, 2009 at 6:08 am

I think they must work very hard and very long for getting good output against G because Google is still good innovator.

Nonfault claims August 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

I think, if both works together then they can compete with google, otherwise google will still remain on its No1 position. Thanks for such a nice informative post..

History of UNIX August 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

From a financial standpoint it makes sense to both parties. But the reality is that it is not a good idea for us as the consumer. By the way don’t they already have MSN? Isn’t MSN about the same as Yahoo.

Jacques @ Web Design August 21, 2009 at 5:24 am

MSN is being supplanted by Bing, which incidentally I’m using more and more. Analytics stats are also showing more & more visitors to my websites from Bing generated traffic.

Ruri@Free article submission August 11, 2009 at 8:40 am

Microsoft already have a long story want to join with Yahoo. At the first time they try to buy Yahoo but fail. Now They integrate the search feature. Well at least Google have strong competitor now.
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game-girl August 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Their competition can bring more profits to the clients,better terms and conditions.
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Jacques @ Web Design August 14, 2009 at 12:02 am

I feel that ultimately the consumer is gaining here, as the offering of Bing is already proving to be quite special, and incorporating Yahoo’s knowledge and expertise into this can only lead to a better experience fpor the end user.

Craigslist Chicago August 14, 2009 at 1:44 am

its beneficial for both parties, as Yahoo! need some high tech professionals and Microsoft need some partner to defeat Google

Brad@office supplies August 20, 2009 at 9:28 am

I’m actually glad to see some better competition for Google on the search engine front. I’d say that Microsoft really came out the winner as they can finally start to compete (at least somewhat) in the search engine arena.

Linda@ car insurance prices by state March 3, 2010 at 8:41 am

I think Microsoft, cause Yahoo is a brand name already well established and Microsoft doesn’t have to spend on its marketing much. I wonder why would Yahoo close in to that deal though.

Locksmith Melbourne October 6, 2010 at 4:51 am

I think this is Microsofts attempt at trying to compete with Google search engine, nice try!

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