Cede search to Google?

Come on Yahoo. Steve Rubel is right. There is so much left to do it isn’t even funny and if a company discovers a better way to do search they can take share away from Google (which, yes, does have a monopoly share of the search market). I can’t find a ton of stuff on Google, though, the job simply is NOT done! Google hasn’t even tried to do good blog search yet, for instance. Technorati/Feedster/Pubsub kick Google’s ass, which is really sad cause all three aren’t very good at bringing you the best bloggers.

I’m sure this will be a topic at the Search Champs meeting we’re having this week (starting tonight). I’ll be there and will report more on what I hear.

More on this on Memeorandum. A lot more.

By the way, I would be willing to bet that Yahoo’s CFO gave a quote that’s now being used out of context.

I really don’t care about search market share. If I did I would have bet on Alta Vista. I didn’t. I went with Google because Google had better search.

Tomorrow? I guess Yahoo isn’t confident. Might be why Gary Flake, one of Yahoo’s top search minds came to work at Microsoft.

55 thoughts on “Cede search to Google?

  1. Ryan:

    I do use Google Desktop and its incredibly useful. I have a lot, as in gigs, of academic papers in PDF and Word format and finding the relvant ones would be hell if it were not for GDS. Its quick, obviously, easy to use and returns the relevant docs. The incremental search thingy is plain awesome btw.

    Brian

  2. Ryan:

    I do use Google Desktop and its incredibly useful. I have a lot, as in gigs, of academic papers in PDF and Word format and finding the relvant ones would be hell if it were not for GDS. Its quick, obviously, easy to use and returns the relevant docs. The incremental search thingy is plain awesome btw.

    Brian

  3. Alfredo,

    If you think that creating of Search Engine is so easy – you are wrong. It’s easy to create lame SE – but it’s hard to create good SE.
    Just like it was easy to create OS – DOS compared to WinNT.

Comments are closed.