Search War '04: Yahoo To Drop Google As Primary Search Tech

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Waluigi, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Yeah apparently Microsoft wants to attack Google Too...

    I think that Google is simple enough to work.
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Google has it's prominent place in Safari. It is the one and only Searcch engine that I use, have it as a bookmark in my IE on OS 9.
     
  4. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I used Yahoo

    Back in the day in '95, but now I wouldn't go back.
    Yahoo bugs me, their free email provides much of the Spam I get at work (although at home I never see because of the Junk filter in Mail), their website is ugly and I've never been satisfied with their results.
    And Microsoft—oh sweet! Yet another thing they can do half-assed, and thanks again for having such an original thought. MSN's search results are always flawed and are way too dependent on advertisers, I don't trust the results. Slashdot has pointed out many times that MSN searches for Linux yield bizarre and contradictory results.
    I'll say with Google, it works in Safari at home and under Mozilla at work.
     
  5. virividox macrumors 601

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    google is cool!!! besides yahoo cant do the image return
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I still use Yahoo! for simple searches. I tend to go toward Google more when I have something more obscure to find, or for the image search.

    I'm damned interested in this stock offering from Google though. I just emailed my broker to find out if it's worth jumping on. ;)
     
  7. arby macrumors newbie

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    Google results fluctuate an awful lot - in November they introduced a filter which removes sites which are over optimized in their eyes. eg. www.keyword1-keyword2-keyword3.com.

    It's got rid of a lot of the bad sites in really popular searches for hotels, travel, holidays flights etc, but it has also removed fully legitimate sites and put them out of business.

    I like AlltheWeb.com, similar to Google but much more customizable.
     

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