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For "consideration as their primary search engine", Yahoo scored 61 percent; Microsoft, 38 percent; and Google, 84 percent. Last June, the SEs scored 50 percent, 30 percent and 86 percent, respectively.
One factor in MSN's rise was their better delineation of sponsored listings.
joined:Sept 20, 2004
Devil's Advocate hat!
>links from government and educational websites should be treated as more valuable than links from commercial websites
Why do you feel this to be correct?
There must be a huge percentage of commerical searchers using the web?
My widget trade derives huge amounts of traffic from searchers such as these however we also provide a lot of educational and technical information which also means we do get a lot of government and educational searchers.
It took a long of time and money but it does make us the authority site for both therefore it is very difficult for me to disprove your claim.
It is all backlink/anchor text based. Google has a slightly better dup content filter than yahoo and msn comes last.
To be honest there is not much to choose between them, and so it should be. There are only a handfull interpretations of the results.
When I look at all the new start up engines e.g Gigablast etc, I see the same thing, backlinks! All engines are based on this algo. For me it is great, I do not need to think about SEO for differnt types of engines.
Going back to what I said earlier that all my sites have seen gains from msn and yahoo. This could because all my sites are in travel. It could be that I have got better SERPS in yahoo and MSN as they have moved towards a backlink based algo ( I never used to bother checking my SERPS there before).
Anyway the playing field needs to be more even, so I hope the gains continue for other engines!
joined:Dec 29, 2003
We saw this stupidity in 1999-2000 when e companies could do no wrong. Google's market reach and business model doesn't justify a $200 per share stock price. Not even $20. Google's only claim to fame is that it can sort sites much better than the rest of SEs, yet they do nothing for a serious bug hurting their model and thousands of innocent people who make a living online.
Google has lost a lot of my respect, not because my site has been hit, but because it has been hit for of something I didn't do, and especially because Google knows about it and is doing nothing. Hey Google, with power comes responsibility. If I had hidden text, cloaking or FFA galore links and I got caught, I wouldn't be mad.
the webstats never lie. I see no gain at all. Google is still dominating in my three various fields, and the others aren't catching up.
Webstats don't always paint a complete picture. Are you ranking better in Google, thus getting more traffic from them? Not doubting you, just playing devil's advocate.
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