Ah, poor Yahoo!. Half their revenues come from search. They desperately want people to use Yahoo! Search. But the world is under the impression that Yahoo! has abandoned search, because they are (or will soon be) using Microsoft’s search index. The distinction is too subtle for most people, who simply think “Yahoo! uses Bing” .. which isn’t the plan at all.
So imagine my reaction when I read, in Yahoo! News, an article called How to Scope Someone Out Online — basically “web stalking 101” — a sentence that states:
[…] it’s always wise to start with a basic Google or Bing search.
I know, it was just a feed from a PC World article, not written by Yahoo!. But it does go to show what even the tech world is thinking when the number 2 search engine has fallen off the side of the road. I suspect Yahoo! has a lot of PR work to do if they want to be seen as serious about search.