Search /
Advanced search  |  Help  |  Site map
Click for Layer 8! No, really, click NOW!
Networking for Small Business
FCC defends new net neutrality proposal
New iPad rumor rollup for week ending April 23
Dell adds Big Switch to its SDN mix
Google Plus now minus chief Vic Gundotra
Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security
Microsoft Surface Mini seems likely to ship soon
China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP
FCC adds $9 billion to broadband subsidy fund
Raspberry Pi alternatives emerge to fill need for speed
It's now possible to wirelessly charge 40 smartphones from 16 feet away
Ex-FCC commissioner to head CTIA in latest Washington shuffle
Go time traveling with Google Maps
While Heartbleed distracts, hackers hit US universities
Survey respondents shun much-hyped mobile shopping technologies
7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career
How Apple's billion dollar sapphire bet will pay off
US to vote on sharp increase in broadband subsidies
iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending April 18
NSA spying revelations have tired out China's Huawei
Arista co-founder may have switch maker by its jewels
Open source pitfalls – and how to avoid them
AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google
Verizon: Web apps are the security punching bag of the Internet

Compendium /

The new Yahoo

Related linksToday's breaking news
Send to a friendFeedback

Network World Fusion 02/19/04

Do a search on Yahoo today and the results come from its own search engine, rather than Google.

Diego Doval finds it a big improvement:

"I can immediately tell that the results it provides are very good. Comparisons with Google's results for similar keywords show similar (though a bit slower) speeds, less obsession with trackbacks and such, and a good mix of weblog and non-weblog results."

Phil Ringnalda also compares Google and Yahoo; his initial impression is that Yahoo gives higher weights to general pages than specific ones, but says he'd be worried about the way that paid entries are so seamlessly integrated into Yahoo's results:

"No matter how good Yahoo!'s search technology is, you're never going to know who got there by being a good result for your search, and who got there by buying their way in, in any one of a number of ways that someone can pay to be included."

Bret Fausett writes: "A single search definitively establishes that Yahoo! is now superior to Google."

Dave Winer finds the interface confusing (the results page looks nothing like the search page, for example), but says both Yahoo and Google are awful companies (well, he uses language a bit stronger than that).

What do you think of it? Comment away!

Back to Compendium


Post a comment


E-mail address:



Remember info?

NWFusion offers more than 40 FREE technology-specific email newsletters in key network technology areas such as NSM, VPNs, Convergence, Security and more.
Click here to sign up!
New Event - WANs: Optimizing Your Network Now.
Hear from the experts about the innovations that are already starting to shake up the WAN world. Free Network World Technology Tour and Expo in Dallas, San Francisco, Washington DC, and New York.
Attend FREE
Your FREE Network World subscription will also include breaking news and information on wireless, storage, infrastructure, carriers and SPs, enterprise applications, videoconferencing, plus product reviews, technology insiders, management surveys and technology updates - GET IT NOW.