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Why some people don't use Yahoo or Google?

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by nikko999, Apr 26, 2007.

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    Why they prefer some smaller(not better than google of course) search engine ? I dont understand , dont they want better search results?
     
    nikko999, Apr 26, 2007 IP
  2. advoor

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    Bigger is not always better. I still use Google, but many times I find it to give multiple 'junk' links before a useful one comes up.

    Think about it this way, many webmasters do all sorts to be linked onto Google, meaning that left behind will be a lot of links on some irrelevent content, which may get indexed and put into Google giving out results which isnt on the same topic.

    With a small search engine, the results are more quality based and many index certain sites and check the quality of it before hand before indexing the site.

    I hope that helps.
     
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    i recently start using ask.com and live.com as an alternative or as a second option and its not so bad. But google still is more accurate.
     
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    thanks , before this i thought small search engine sucks except those biggies
     
    nikko999, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    Well, Yahoo and MSN are second and third as far as users go - so they aren't that small. There was actually news today that altavista performs as well as google did in a SE review! Who would have guessed. I left Altavista for google years ago> I guess they cleaned up their act...
     
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    Depending what you call better. Google is very picky and delays a lot indexing some pages. Other times, too many repeated links. While MSN picks deep links faster.

    Also remember, that most of computers with Windows bring already MSN as portal to Internet, and many don't even know that it can be changed. So if you have it there (the search field) why go somewhere else to search?

    Other people usually have set SE's to their daily needs (eventhough we know you can do that on Google), and if they want more specific searches or directories, they will go to those that can provide with those in a more accurate way. :rolleyes:

    As per you saying that Google is the best, that's only YOUR opinion.
     
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  7. nikko999

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    Everyday I can hear " google it" " try search with google " " use google " and many google stuff lol , even i'm affected and use google blindly and thought it's the best of the best.


    So do you guys also mean other search engine sometimes can get more brilliant results ?
     
    nikko999, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    Well, I don't think so, I use google or Yahoo by the results.
     
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    They all have their downfalls, that's why they must "fix" them from time to time. If a search engine was perfect, it would have to only give one result, the right one. (not 1-10 of 11,200,005 results) :D

    -RonMo
     
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    I could definately see a smaller search engine/directory targeted to a specific niche being better (if its covers what your looking for). I could see someone using something like that to gain many quality results on a certain topic.
     
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    Thanks for info,I always thought people use google only.
     
    getjimmy, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    Some probably do it for the sake of being rebellious.
     
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    i use msn sometimes because it gives different results then google and yahoo. with msn, you can find sites that you would never find using google or yahoo because of the very different algorithm.
     
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    true.. some people may be thinking that Google is getting too big. People always hate the dominant power. :)
     
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    I use Ask.com as an alternative when Google does not have the particular result I am looking for, but for the most part I prefer Google. I find it's search results are fairly accurate.
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, Apr 27, 2007 IP
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    Google is still the best...
     
    ituloyangsulong, Apr 27, 2007 IP
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    in searching for IMAGES, i use yahoo. Yahoo gives you the best result in IMAGE SEARCHING
     
    gary1974, Apr 27, 2007 IP
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    Where do you see the news about AltaVista? I thought it was just using Yahoo data (since Yahoo owns them as well as AllTheWeb). Just curious.

     
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    I don't know..maybe they're used to other search engines? When I firsted started I was usually using Ask, then Yahoo most of the time, but almost always Google.
     
    mastanarek, Apr 27, 2007 IP