The Latest on the Proposed Yahoo Buyout Wednesday 2 November 2011 PDF Print According to recent reports, both Google and Microsoft are currently engaged in a bidding war over just who will buy Yahoo, which could lead to new possibilities for Yahoo and the online community, say QueryClick. Recently, a number of articles and blogs have revealed that Google and Microsoft, two of the biggest names in the online world, are reportedly exploring the possibility of buying another internet search engine, Yahoo. This news comes following a very dramatic and tumultuous year for Yahoo which saw it experience a number of high profile and negative events, such as the dismissal of Carol Bartz and this rumoured acquisition could not only signal the start of a new era for Yahoo, but also for internet users worldwide. Christopher Liversidge, QueryClick's Managing Director comments: “While these reports of Microsoft and Google are yet to be officially confirmed by either company, industry professionals and insiders have already been commenting on what acquiring Yahoo would mean for both companies. However, 2011 has proved to be a somewhat difficult year for Yahoo, with the sudden departure of their CEO, Carol Bartz earlier this year showed us that there is a lot going on behind the scenes at Yahoo.” While Yahoo was once seen as one of the leaders of the online boom in the late 90s and early 00s, they have struggled to build and maintain a profitable business that rivals both Google and Microsoft. Over the last few years, Yahoo has shrunk considerably, and although it is still the second-largest search engine in the world, their interim CEO, Tim Morse, declined to answer any questions regarding Yahoo's third-quarter earnings and operations report. Which means that this buyout could be a very good thing for Yahoo and its users, say QueryClick. Chris continues: “Right now, it appears that Yahoo is at a crossroads of sorts, and with two of the biggest and best online companies allegedly considering making offers to buy it, this buyout could open new doors to Yahoo and reveal new opportunities that weren't available to the company before, which could have a very positive effect on the people that this takeover affects the most: the user. About QueryClick QueryClick is one of the UK's leading providers of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) solutions for companies ranging from FTSE 100 listed brands to ambitious small businesses looking to grow aggressively. QueryClick specialise in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC) and Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) to deliver the best return on investment in the industry with proven results for businesses of any size. It's this level of success that has seen QueryClick experience recession-defying growth as a company but also manage to create record return on investment for their clients, the list of which includes a variety of companies from globally renowned FTSE 100 firms to local start-up businesses. Pioneers in innovation with their finger firmly on the industry pulse, QueryClick continue to put Scotland, and the UK, on the world map in terms of those leading the charge in innovative, results-led search marketing solutions. Contact: QueryClick Ltd (SC342868) 50 Albany Street Edinburgh EH1 3QR +44 (0)131 556 7078 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Query Click Ltd in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.