---- Microsoft's Ballmer: 5 years to catch Google, Yahoo
Beagle - 1:44 pm on May 14, 2006 (gmt 0)
"MSN Search has more relevant results than Google."
This is what I've always thought, especially when I'm looking for information on something specific. MSN would take me directly to what I wanted on the #1 result, where with Google I'd have to wade through pages of links that were only vaguely related. But over the past few months, I'm seeing less difference between the two, and not in a good way. If MSN tries to boost its presence in online advertising, are MSN search results going to be sporting as many "made for MSN" sites as we now have MFA sites on Google?
"But at the end of the day it is going to be about the ability to create a mass marketplace for buyers and consumers."
See above concern. My hope is that more competition among the search engines will lead to the realization that what most consumers want is consistently good search results. But I wish I felt more optimistic about that than I do.