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Yahoo! is the best search engine

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by jquindlen, Jul 12, 2007.

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    Seriously. I had been using Google like everyone else until Matt Cutts wanted everyone to report each other selling paid links. That was the last straw, and so I decided to try Yahoo! and Live for searches.

    I must say, Yahoo! is great for searching. Their index has gotten much better, and I almost always find what I need. Live.com sucks for everything except their image search. Live.com by far has the best image search engine out of Google, Yahoo, and Live.

    Anyway, I'm sick of Google datamining everything I do for their marketing spyware and intrusive ads. Luckily Yahoo! is a great search engine, and after 3 months of using it as my default search engine I can safely say that it is equal to, and in some ways superior to Google. :)
    SEMrush
     
    jquindlen, Jul 12, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. adrianzak

    adrianzak Banned

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    yes i ageree yahoo also is good
     
    adrianzak, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    yahoo is making big improvement to catch the google .

    its site explorer tool is being better day by day but i think yahoo is trying to catch google but google finding new thinks
     
    trichnosis, Jul 12, 2007 IP
  4. jquindlen

    jquindlen Notable Member

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    I don't know. Seems to me all Google has been doing lately is buying companys like DoubleClick and Feedburner so that they can continue to build their huge datamining and market research databases.

    Google used to be very innovative, but as of late, all they seem to do is buy out companies. Reminds me of Microsoft in the late 90's.
     
    jquindlen, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    SeoVeteran33 Well-Known Member

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    I definitely agree with you buddy. Yahoo search is indeed top dog. I always instantly find what I need when I use it. And I love the "Also try" searches they come up with. And they're not trying to screw us with the whole "paid links" thing. Google has created quite a mess.

    I have never used Live image search. I will have to try it now. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
    SeoVeteran33, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    gayboy-ds Peon

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    Yahoo! is improving, but I find it's bot very slow for crawling pages.
     
    gayboy-ds, Jul 12, 2007 IP
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    WunschShrek Peon

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    #7

    Google warned they were going to be penalizing for selling / purchasing paid links a while ago. If you are still using these to inflate your SERP(s), that is your own fault.

    What happens if Yahoo! does this next? You going to switch back to hotbot?
     
    WunschShrek, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    imteaz Notable Member

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    yahoo improving but it is not the best Search engine.
    google 1st then 2nd is yahoo.
     
    imteaz, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    WebdevHowto Peon

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    I just can't accept this. Buying and Selling links is such a big part of developing and monetizing a site. I will just stick my head in the sand and pretend google did not do this.
     
    WebdevHowto, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    yahoo is your best search engines just because you don't want to buy links? The bosses are not webmasters but the searchers. Searchers are still using google and I don't think they even know anything about paid links ,etc.
     
    wokaka, Jul 16, 2007 IP
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    looking at it from the searchers perspective, google is def better
     
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    I like google :p
     
    dareu2forget, Jul 17, 2007 IP
  13. lacmanott@yahoo.com.au

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    I am a googler, but am giving yahoo a go. Sometimes I use both at the same time.
     
    lacmanott@yahoo.com.au, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    rubeina Invisible Staff Affiliate Manager

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    I also agree that Yahoo is getting better than google, results are almost always relevant.. maybe it's because spammers and BH seo are mostly targeted to google.
     
    rubeina, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    loongar Banned

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    well i prefer google
     
    loongar, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    mit Well-Known Member

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    I like all three SEs - G, Y and Live
     
    mit, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    mirturk Active Member

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    I think generally Google better than the others. Bu sometimes when I couldn't find true result that time I prefer Yahoo.
     
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    I don´t like yahoo search!
    Google is the better one!
     
    lojadeluxo, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    Currently Yahoo is my default SE.

    Greetings,
    Alex
     
    ultra100, Jul 17, 2007 IP
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    They could do with a decent free analytics package, something at least as good as Google analytics for me to bother paying them serious attention,
     
    matt608@, Jul 17, 2007 IP