Big Changes at

March 7, 2008 has decided to switch directions and focus on answering questions around recipes, hobbies, health and entertainment. It appears that no longer cares to battle Google for market share and is repositioning to better target the 65% of their user base that are women.

This will impact some customers running on ChannelAdvisor’s Paid Search Software, SearchAdvisor since it does support the latest version of the API. If you are currently running a campaign on, we recommend running status quo, but monitor trends on a weekly basis.

The end result of this move could mean good things for verticals that cater to’s demographic (beauty, family, home & garden, clothing/apparel, gifts & flowers, games & toys, sports & fitness and food/drinks). On the other hand, this most likely will mean even less traffic and relevancy for large verticals such as computer & electronics and automotive.

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written by Andrew Belsky — andrew.belsky at