Exsqueeze Me While I Crow…

Yahoo has had some hard knocks lately, but when Google Answers went down, Yahoo's PR dept. couldn't help themselves. And you know what, sure, what the hell, they have a fine story here, so to quote from the email: I’m sure you’ve heard that Google Answers is closing down….

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Yahoo has had some hard knocks lately, but when Google Answers went down, Yahoo’s PR dept. couldn’t help themselves. And you know what, sure, what the hell, they have a fine story here, so to quote from the email:

I’m sure you’ve heard that Google Answers is closing down. Wanted to make sure you had the latest Yahoo! Answers stats:

– Worldwide numbers for Yahoo! Answers and Knowledge Search (18 countries and 8 languages): Yahoo! Answers has 60 million unique users worldwide and 160 million answers.

– US/English-speaking countries numbers for Yahoo! Answers: Yahoo! Answers has 14.4 million unique users (comScore October) and 60 million answers.

I await the posthumous email from Jeeves, and the angle Microsoft might take. ….

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

5 thoughts on “Exsqueeze Me While I Crow…”

  1. weblogs.hitwise.com/bill-tancer/2006/05/google_yahoo_and_msn_property.html

    Taking a look at the major properties of Yahoo, Google, and MSN – With the Exception of SEARCH – Yahoo and MSN are quite competative and in some cases, even surpassing Google.

    So, in this time of intense competition, it is understandable why Yahoo would want to publicize their successes, especially since falling from undisputable first place a few years ago in the Search Engine wars.

  2. We’re conducting focus groups right now and one of the participants said she’d heard of a good search engine called “Ask Jeeves” but it was quicker to type google.com or yahoo.com, she didn’t want to type askjeeves.com. Guess she missed their multimillion dollar ad campaign.

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