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Google: 43% of traffic
Yahoo: 20% of traffic
Google: 34.7 %
Yahoo: 29.8 %
This is a huge discrepancy considering that this is a site with several million unique visitors per month.
Is anyone else getting percentage of traffic discrepancies today like this? Is Yahoo rolling out more Inktomi as they slowly phase out Google?
Also I must have missed it somewhere what relation do m$n have to inktomi - are they looking to replace looksmart with PFI inktomi next year?
[edited by: EquityMind at 3:19 pm (utc) on Dec. 19, 2003]
Since MSN search wont be available until 2005
so again, my point is that these listings are PFI and could only get into yahoo through Ink. obviously, yahoo is doing some testing.
no search engine that i know of would spider a 302, grab the content on the final destination page, and then list the original 302 URL in the SERP. the listed URLs -- because they are merely redirects -- do not hold any true content.
Google just this that to me on November 23, 2003
They indexed all 236 domains that I had on a domain park and re-direct service, that were pointing to one of my sites.
The listed URL's were published with along with the with the content of my site page and the meta description of my site.
Talk about duplicate content. I have 237 of them.
I intend to send one nasty letter to google about this.
Talk about a google screwup
I have reviewed your posts elsewhere and here, and dude, you're either a Google employee or suffering from a major case of Googlephilia. Try opening your eyes. There are several search engines delivering results in the same relevance range as Google.
In fact, since the latest update, I am finding both AllTheWeb and AltaVista slightly better on most searches, although their lead over Google post-Florida is small and similar to Google's lead pre-Florida.
I'm really not fixated on google ;) I currently think Google results are better. I'm a joe-public user and a site owner (multiple sites in differente arenas).
I really don't have a personal vendetta against Yahoo at all. In fact, I am rooting for Yahoo and for whatever engine they put behind Yahoo Search. I think the diversification is great for the SE world. I also have other reasons that I am rooting for Yahoo (not related to this thread, so I'll refrain).
I just don't think Ink is the engine to drive Yahoo yet. It could be in several months, or it could be in a few days. I have no idea when it will be ready, but right now the results I see are not nearly as relevant as other engines. Again, that's just my opinion.
I should add, I think Alltheweb is a close second and AltaVitsa has great results too. On a few of my terms, it could be argued that ATW is far superior to Google.
Anyway, Yahoo knows that if they release an engine with irrelevant results, average users will find their way to another search engine. I think Yahoo has been able to convert quite a few people to Yahoo Search by piggy backing on Google. If they (Yahoo) starts using Ink, I think many visitors are going to get frustrated. I think your average searcher will switch from Yahoo and start looking for another engine. Most of those will end up back at Google... and the whole idea of "balancing power" and "diversification" goes to pot.
Yahoo has made a lot of great moves in the past 18 months, but switicng to Inktomi, the current Inktomi, would be suicide.
MSN is still holding on, but their yield is down.
The other Search engines - Altavista, Lycos, Excite, etc...
yield so little traffic that they are small potatoes.
Perhaps Yahoo is changing their algorithm.
Inktomi needs to get better before Yahoo dumps Google;
Ink is poor at obscure terms.
Also, I hear that MSN will soon have their own search engine