Yahoo! Tests New Search-Engine Ad Model

Forbes is reporting that Yahoo has released a test version of its new search monetization in Scandinavia and will expand the rollout to the U.K. in July.

Codenamed “Project Panama,” Yahoo’s new model will be similar to that of Google, which ranks search-engine ads by both the amount advertisers pay for keywords and the relevance of the ad. The Google-like algorithm should result in higher click-through rates than its older model that ranked ads only by the amount paid for keywords.

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