Google’s commanding share of the search market (71%) has prompted Yahoo! to regroup and add new features to their consumer and advertising platforms. Yahoo has expressed a plan to add video results to their primary search results instead of just keywords and links. Search results will also appear below Yahoo! emails. The results will be related to the email content to some extent. Yahoo! Search Marketing advertisers are now able to import Google AdWords campaign data directly to their Yahoo! campaign.
Yahoo! is certainly struggling with only 15% of the search market in their grasp. With Bing improving the most of late, this percentage could drop even more. While Bing and Yahoo! are still in the midst of a merger that will combine the efforts of both brands to overtake Google, Yahoo! brass still want their brand to be a powerful entity by itself as these improvements show.