Yahoo dumps Google

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Yahoo has stopped using Google results for their searches sooner than anyone expected. Their search engine is apparently based on Inktomi, but they’ve been very quiet about how it works.

I’m not sure if they’re using old data or if their crawler doesn’t understand redirected links like Google’s does, but several outdated URLs for my pages are in Yahoo’s index. The new URLs are also listed.

Currently, 36% of referral traffic to my largest site comes from Google and 13% comes from Yahoo. I haven’t seen any changes in these numbers since Yahoo’s switchover.

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