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Bing, Yahoo Discussing Future Of Yahoo Site Explorer
One more piece of news from the “Ask the Search Engines” session at SMX West on Thursday: Yahoo and Bing are in the midst of discussions to decide the future of Yahoo’s popular Site Explorer SEO tool.
Yahoo’s Arnab Bhattacharjee told conference attendees that the two companies are now going through discussions on how to transition from being competitors to the new situation where Bing will power Yahoo’s algorithmic search results, and that Site Explorer is part of those discussions.
Sasi Parthasarathy of Bing perhaps offered some reassurance when he said that users come first — what is most important to users will determine what products stay.
Parthasarathy said they hope to have an announcement soon.