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    I hear rumors in other forum that 90% yahoo was making deal with ink ! :mad:
    I hope its just rumor.

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    Yeah - I've seen that rumor floated elsewhere too.

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    About the only company I haven't heard mentioned in relation to Yahoo is AltaVista. I'm part of the ABG (Anything But Google) brigade, I'm afraid, so if it turns out to be Inktomi, that's fine with me.

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    I heard Microsoft was buying Yahoo

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Haiko:
    I heard Microsoft was buying Yahoo

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:
    ooooh noooooooo!
    :eek: :eek: :eek:

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    If it turns out to be Inktomi, the drinks are on me.

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    I also heard that microsoft/yahoo thing... f'd company I think.

    I hope that inktomi makes deals with every search engine that exists, and google only displays their results on their own site. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    THEN, it'd be my shout, I s'pose. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif>

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    Anything-but-google-as-long-as-they-update-once-a-month-or-more-and-entry-is-free.

    As much as I like the amount of traffic google sends, I've never liked the page-rank philosophy, and google are in danger of monopolising the search engine world if the yahoo/google relationship continues a lot longer.

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    Can someone post a link to that Microsoft buy Yahoo rumour, please.

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    It's right here. The one titled "Woohoo".

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    Here's the link at WebmasterWorld, http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum35/778.htm

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    So how would this effect the traffic and submission process for webmasters??? That's all I care about - damn the rest.

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    Jada,

    if Inktomi get it (which I doubt, frankly) then Yahoo just become another one of their partners - so you get in via the usual paid inclusion or sitting around waiting for three months.

    As for traffic, depends on how your Inktomi ranking compares with your Google ranking really. Expect a drop unless all your pages are in Ink though.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>As for traffic, depends on how your Inktomi ranking compares with your Google ranking really. Expect a drop unless all your pages are in Ink though.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Isn't there a charge for each page listed in Ink? I'd go broke trying to get everything indexed!

    I really believe that paid inclusion is going to backfire on the SE's. If any site can get listed because they have the money, the results returned aren't going to be as good.

    Some of the best information and products are on the smaller sites that can't afford to pay to be indexed. I think people are going to eventually see this as a bad thing, and stop using the pay for inclusion SE's, because many of the best sites won't be listed there.

    Especially now, with all the bad news from the big business front. People have suspected this stuff was going on for a long time, and now that they know they'll just be more skeptical about big business.

    The fact you're dealing with a big company no longer has the appeal it once had, at least not in my book. And I hear there are a lot more that are about to be investigated.

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    I would love it if the rumor about ink and yahoo is true. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif> Google hates me and I hate them right back, lol. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon38.gif> On the other hand, Inktomi has been some what kind to me. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif>

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    Yup Andy
    therefore FTC choose google as best SE than others
    FTC

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    Zervo,

    That is one of the main problems with the US Government. They go trying to regulate things that aren't important and don't worry about the real issues until it smacks them in the face.

    Core

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Isn't there a charge for each page listed in Ink? I'd go broke trying to get everything indexed!

    I really believe that paid inclusion is going to backfire on the SE's. If any site can get listed because they have the money, the results returned aren't going to be as good.
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    Firstly, you can still get into Inktomi for free. You just need to some good links and patience. They do deep crawl.

    Secondly, Paid inclusion has limited impact on results. Just because you pay to be included, doesn't mean you'll rank high.

    As for the FTC thing, I'm looking foward to seeing how the search engines comply with this. I don't think the FTC really understood the difference between PPC and paid inclusion, but no matter, it's all good fun.

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