+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
Web Development Thread, Yahoo versus Google in Coding and Web Development; Has anyone else noticed how much more consistent Yahoo searches can be, compared with Google? Google appears to find good ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    181
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Yahoo versus Google

    Has anyone else noticed how much more consistent Yahoo searches can be, compared with Google?

    Google appears to find good results, but if you're ever trying to get a good, relevant site up the rankings, then Google can be a nightmare.

    Yahoo seems to spider your site more quickly, puts directly related content closer to the top of the list and is far less prone to randomly dropping sites from its database.
    Last edited by AnnDroyd; 11th May 2008 at 10:00 PM.

  2. #2

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,529
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I don't quite understand what you mean. Google is designed so it is difficult for you to manipulate your rankings - meaning that they are determined by a long list of external factors, such as popularity and linking.

    And regarding spidering - edugeek gets spidered pretty much instantly - if you post something on here and then do a google search for keywords in the title it will be in the results already I have found. The spidering time depends on various factors such as popularity and site age.

    The yahoo search engine may well be good - but people prefer the site with no junk on the front page. The one without in your face advertising all over the place etc...

  3. #3

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,422
    Thank Post
    645
    Thanked 967 Times in 667 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    328

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Yahoo indexes our schools 6-year-old website (that I don't have the passwords for to remove it) and ranks it 3rd in a search for our school

  4. #4

    russdev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    6,985
    Thank Post
    735
    Thanked 559 Times in 374 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Rep Power
    206

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    If you post on here it appears with in google with in about 20 mins.

    Not sure of yahoo.

    Russell

  5. #5

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,422
    Thank Post
    645
    Thanked 967 Times in 667 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    328

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Well, yes Google is pretty quick

    Take for example PhilNeal's post at 00:41 this morning (2nd November):

    Yahoo search - nothing

    Google search - result!

    I couldn't find the thread at all via Yahoo...

    [hr]

    jowood: richard and margaret painting website has no META tags to aid searches.

  6. #6

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,529
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Quote Originally Posted by jwood
    Here's a random example.

    Do a Yahoo web search for "richard and margaret paintings".

    As you would expect, the top result is a website about books and paintings by richard and margaret.

    Now do the same search in Google.

    No.1 is "The Dudley mail - Margaret Raynor". Hardly as directly relevant to the search!
    Huh? The site you quote is a very detailed history site of the artist 'Margaret Raynor' and as such is directly relevant to the search terms (well, except richard) and is likely there due to the popularity of the site in general, combined with the quality of the information on the site.

    And regarding speed - this post is now available in the top 4 sites for a search on those terms now...

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,159
    Thank Post
    116
    Thanked 529 Times in 452 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    125

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I think the thing to take away from this is that there is more than one search engine and that they work differently.

    If you search with (say) Yahoo for something and you can't find it then try Google; if you try Google and it doesn't work then try Yahoo. If neither of those works then try another one.

    I doubt we'll ever get to the situation where any one search engine finds everything you want - what's that saying about "when you only have a hammer everything looks like a nail?" On the internet, your toolbox has more than just hammers:-)

  8. #8

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,529
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I agree, but will be continuing my uni-engine life for now. Google does everything I want it to at the moment...

  9. #9

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,374
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 1,811 Times in 1,559 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    468

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I like the way that google has a plain simple homepage unlike yahoo its busy and to much going on.

  10. #10
    JimStokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I have had a similar experience to jwood.
    I have a number of personal websites, and yahoo consistently finds them when you search, but google does not, or places them low down the list.

    Saying that, I do usually use google, because thats what i'm used to !

  11. #11

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,374
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 1,811 Times in 1,559 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    468

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Quote Originally Posted by jwood
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    I like the way that google has a plain simple homepage unlike yahoo its busy and to much going on.
    Sounds like you are looking at Yahoo's main page, not it's search page:

    http://search.yahoo.com/
    Thankyou i never knew that existed

  12. #12

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,529
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    I think you are answering your own questions jwood and JimStokes - you have personal sites. These are usually not as popular, important or notable as the company ones jwood mentions...

  13. #13
    JimStokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    20
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Should it not sort by relevance, not by size, or purpose of the site?

    For example, my website will be found if I type in "Liz and Jim Stokes" on yahoo, and it is first on the list.

    On google, if I type in the same, it brings up a site, with several references to the name "Stokes", but no reference of Liz or Jim, in fact my website is not listed at all.

    This may be a bigger / business site, but it has no relevance to the search terms.

  14. #14

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,529
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Quote Originally Posted by JimStokes
    Should it not sort by relevance, not by size, or purpose of the site?

    For example, my website will be found if I type in "Liz and Jim Stokes" on yahoo, and it is first on the list.

    On google, if I type in the same, it brings up a site, with several references to the name "Stokes", but no reference of Liz or Jim, in fact my website is not listed at all.

    This may be a bigger / business site, but it has no relevance to the search terms.
    No, as the it is not based on relevance alone - it is based on how much other sites link to it also, and its age and a huge number of other factors. If you just go by relevance, you could end up with spam sites at the top due to keyword manipulation.

  15. #15


    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,414
    Thank Post
    184
    Thanked 356 Times in 285 Posts
    Rep Power
    149

    Re: Yahoo versus Google

    Quote Originally Posted by jwood
    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    I like the way that google has a plain simple homepage unlike yahoo its busy and to much going on.
    Sounds like you are looking at Yahoo's main page, not it's search page:

    http://search.yahoo.com/

    Well ill never use yahoo until it reduces its web address to 1 word instead of 2, far too long that url



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Prining versus Photocopying
    By witch in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 6th June 2007, 09:58 AM
  2. bat versus vbs
    By Uraken in forum Scripts
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30th January 2007, 11:41 PM
  3. Yahoo SafeSearch
    By cheesypete in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd November 2006, 04:06 PM
  4. HP Notebooks: AMD versus Intel
    By thom in forum Hardware
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th June 2006, 08:07 PM
  5. Yahoo Widgets
    By Dos_Box in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 5th May 2006, 11:05 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •