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Google going down: People are turning away from Google Search

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by bartosimpsonio, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    For those of you who never saw a WWW without Google controlling it, maybe this is your chance. It used to be a lot more fun ;)



    Google's search share has fallen below 75% for the first time since 2008, according to statistics from StatCounter.
    The US market drop is a stark reflection of Yahoo's small but notable resurgence, as well as Bing's bold attempts to stay in the game. Together, the search engines are chipping away at Google's 10-year dominance and clawing back percentages.
    Jan. 2015 saw Yahoo take back search share for two consecutive months: it has risen from 10.4% in December to 10.9% in the new year. It marks a significant growth. In November, Yahoo's stake stood at just 8.6%. It's good news for CEO Marissa Mayer, who made Yahoo's search functionality one of the main areas to improve. It seems this part of her plan is working.
    Bing's growth is less decisive, but worth mentioning. From Dec. 2014 to January this year, its share has dropped by 0.1%, but the company has seen its search share rise from 12.1% to 12.4% overall.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/google-search-share-below-75-2015-2
     
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  2. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Interesting. I won't be leaving the big G anytime soon though.
    I remember using Ask Jeeves in school, it blew my mind. I couldn't see how they wouldn't be top dog.
     
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  3. vedavyas

    vedavyas Junior Member

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    Firefox shifted to Yahoo search as default,that may be major reason for Yahoo's Raise..
     
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  4. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's exactly right.

    And if Apple does the same in the coming months, you'll see Bing and Yahoo become relevant again.

    We need competition in search - urgent. The WWW is not supposed to be curated by one corporation - we're all much better off with several players, not just one.
     
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    Would be great with alternatives to big G :)
     
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    Totally agree. Google's dominance is only good for Google and nothing else. I feel that their time on top is now set for a change and while they remain the dominant search engine for some time I see others continuing to make ground on them and this is the internet, it doesn't matter how big you are, the internet is constantly changing.

    Shez
     
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    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    That would be good news for me, for some reason most of my sites ranks much better in yahoo and bing, even I dont even try to rank them there.
     
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  8. laowai

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    From the same StatCounter graph you can see that Yahoo share excluding FireFox users has been actually declined and as the FireFox usage trend is going rapidly down I doubt that Yahoo share increase would be sustainable trend. I would love to see Google share going down, but its very unlikely to happen anytime soon.
     
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    I agree with you here. Don't get me wrong, I wish the Goog would crash and burn just as much as the next dude around here. But being the juggernaut that it is, I don't see it happening soon. Google has it's fingers in too many dishes for Yahoo to ever come close to it.
     
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  10. bartosimpsonio

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    That's what everyone used to say about Yahoo and then Altavista came along.

    That's what everyone used to say about Altavista, then Google came along....

    Things change!
     
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    Understood man. I'm just saying that Yahoo isn't developing anywhere near the amount of different things that the goog is. Search engines aside, google is still a force to be reckoned with. I understand that evolution is inevitable, but someone has to become as strong as google before they're able to get stronger.
     
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    They should change their algorithms back to how used it be. Obviously putting big brands on page one and trying to force every other fucker to PPC isn't working.
     
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    In my opinion google's usage can not fall below 70% ,I mean I hate google but we all know that google is google , people will use yahoo search to search for google and once they land on google's search page they will type their keywords ,
    that's how every normal human being acts like , yesterday I saw a friend search for google on another shitty search engine that was installed on its PC through some adware shit and he didn't know how to change the default search engine , it's not us guys but that's how other people think like , I mean I hope the traffic will split even more between major traffic sources because it's good for everyone to benefit from but it will be very very hard ,
    I really do cross my fingers when it comes to mozilla , let's see if it will work , if it wont there is nothing we can do
     
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    Lol , what a news.

    Google used to control 77% searches and it's only down by 3%.

    it's only down by 3% and i don't think if it's a major news.
     
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    I hate monopoly and love competition but that is not what most like. Anyway I hope Google gets down to 10%
     
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    Good.

    Competition is a good thing. The more competition Google has, the less vile and insane they can afford to act.
     
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    While it seems like a good news, Divided traffic will ultimately result in making SEO more and more expensive.
     
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    Isn't the seo for all search engines pretty much the same?

    Lots of content
    Social Signals
    PBN
    Backlinks
    Fast site loading time.

    It makes more sense to focus on more quality seo for what it takes to rank on the most difficult search engine, then you will be ranking on the other ones as well.
     
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    That's how I see it (except with more factors such as keyword targeting and density). My websites rank pretty well for all of my targeted keywords on Yahoo and Bing, so even in the event that Google, Yahoo, and Bing became equals in the search market (with all 3 of them controlling 33.3% of all searches), my websites wouldn't be impacted by that change much.
     
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    i remember back in 97 when i first came online yahoo all the way.
    since yahoo closed alot of its products over the years, i shifted to google
    in the mid 2000, times change
     
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