Friday, October 07, 2005

John Battelle's Searchblog GOOGLE JOBS

John Battelle's Searchblog

The next rumored search by Google is Terry Semel, top dog at Yahoo, indicates that Yahoo will allow Google to crawl its listings!

This is very interesting. If these two companies will keep one anothers info open to the other, they will both be better off. Google's approach does not support one job service over another. It does hurt the service that does not agree to allow Google to crawl.

This "non-competitive" approach, makes all the more infor available on Google and Yahoo and therefore marginalizes MSFT search. MSFT is in a scramble to "save" its search business. One option it has is to pay big for AOL's business. John points out that AOL has been instrumental in building Yahoo and Google search. Google paid a large sum for the AOL account; will MSFT pay even more?