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Replying to Do Google Search Better Than Yahoo?
Posted 01 September 2008 - 11:02 PM
Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:32 PM
Google is the best search engine, no doubt about it.
Google brings me better results. Yay Google!
Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:55 AM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 06:19 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:16 AM
(one) The Google homepage loads a lot faster than the Yahoo one does. This is instrumental if I'm doing a quick search--I'm not interested in spending a lot of time staring at the webpage's news (or even ad)-filled content. Google gets to its point faster than Yahoo, so I'd much rather stick to a service provider that doesn't attempt to distract me.
(two) Google usually returns better results than Yahoo. Granted, a lot of general searches do return the same results, but usually, hidden towards the end of the first or beginning of the second page, there's some gem that Google included that Yahoo did not. Of course, what maybe be useful to one user may be detrimental to the next.
Yahoo's homepage, for instance, offers search suggestions the same way that experiment in Google Labs did. Evidently the Labs experiment never made it onto the Google homepage, which I find to be a good thing. It's not so much that the suggestion feature was bad, on the contrary, it is quite nice. However, putting it on the homepage makes search for a single word (or even a part of a word if you are a slow typer) an annoying task as I wait for the search suggestions to load. I know this was all done with good intentions, but slowing down its own homepage when one of the most valued things about search is speed (or getting to the result!) is a bad idea. I want to get to my result quickly, not sit around and wait for things to load.
(three) This has nothing to do with search and everything to do with flexibility. Google's search can be used as a calculator. For instance:
http://www.google.co...=2ln(3)+sin(pi) - 2ln(3)+sin(pi) = 2.19722458
http://www.google.co...amp;btnG=Search - 5ft/s to km/hr - 5 (ft / s) = 5.4864 km / hr
Incidentally, I tend to use Google's search box for calculations as well (usually simple arithmetic, but I've also found the units conversion to be especially useful when I'm working on physics. Yahoo, unfortunately, does not integrate this ability with its search. Though this doesn't technically degrade the quality of Yahoo's search, it does mean that I won't pick it as my search engine of choice for my browser since it isn't quite as flexible as Google. After all, why wouldn't I want that search box in the browser to be usable as both a calculator and a search engine?
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