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Google is going to die -- A discussion on Y! and MSN Beta.

Discussion in 'Bing' started by Refrozen, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #81
    I know everyone assumes this and I don't doubt that MSN could give Google their first real competition (certainly there's no way Yahoo's gonna do that!) but I wouldn't count Google out. They have an awfully large lead on anyone and they are still THE search engine, regardless of what certain webmasters may think or say about it being "broken".

    Can Google be knocked out of the pole position? Of course. But it's far from inevitable. Microsoft bundled Money with everything under the sun, as well as offering it as free OEM software on new systems. They still haven't knocked Quicken out of the water and I don't think they will.

    I don't believe the claim that Netscape was beaten because IE was integrated with the operating system. IE beat Netscape because at the time it was a better browser and continuing to get better and Netscape was falling further behind as time passed.
    SEMrush
     
    minstrel, Jan 20, 2005 IP
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  2. chachi

    chachi The other Jason

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    #82
    Well, I am not going to say that Google is going to die, but Yahoo! has been sending us a boatload more traffic over the past 2-3 weeks. I poked around Yahoo! search today and it is pretty funny...their search pages look nearly identical to Google's now....down to the search options (web, images, etc).

    With the increased throttle on MSN beta, we are receiving a bunch more traffic from them as well. All the while, Google is doing crazy stuff. It is going to be interesting to see what happens over the next few months.
     
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    inthedark Peon

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    #83
    google the next netscape? i dunno, maybe
     
    inthedark, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    sue Peon

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    #84
    I was just saying the other day google isnt as reliable as it use to be, and if i am searching the net for myself I am starting to check yahoos results more and more, especially if im searching for something really specific.
     
    sue, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    leeds1 Peon

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    #85
    I agree with this statement

    Y! results are much more relevant

    I really can't find anything on google these days
     
    leeds1, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    #86
    Minstrel, Microsoft did not even create the flawed IE browser, they acquired it from Spyglass to run Netscape out of business.

    It is flawed technology and is one in the same with the flawed Windows OS, Firefox is a better browser and anyone using IE is subject to attacks by hackers daily unless they have the best AV and spyware protection enabled.
     
    anthonycea, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  7. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #87
    Firefox has its own problems but I wasn't trying to claim that IE doesn't need upgrading by now -- what I said was that Netscape was displaced because it had become a clunky buggy dinosaur and by the time IE was integrated with the OS it was in contrast fast and sleek.

    And I do have "the best AV and spyware protection enabled". So should everyone else. There are excellent freeware versions of both available so the only excuse now is obstinacy or ignorance.
     
    minstrel, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  8. Refrozen

    Refrozen Peon

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    #88
    I agree, Google is losing relevancy, however, I disagree, Yahoo is even less relevant.
     
    Refrozen, Jan 21, 2005 IP
  9. my3cents

    my3cents Peon

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    #89
    I say we welcome the newcomer (MSN) and others. Diversification means more stability for all of us. Like mentioned early in this thread, if Google drops one of us in their rankings, it could really hurt you if your traffic is 60% Google referred. But if you got 3-4 main search players, your traffic will most likely be more evenly divided. Each engine would have less power to hurt our bottom line.
     
    my3cents, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    Refrozen Peon

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    Agreed, more good search enginesm where they have even amounts of traffic, or near even, or at least no one has over 50%, is a good thing for us.
     
    Refrozen, Jan 21, 2005 IP
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    crear21 Peon

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    #91
    True, but only if their algos are different enough.
     
    crear21, Jan 22, 2005 IP