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7:55 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Now at a cool 1 billion images.

[search.yahoo.com...]

8:11 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Cool..Google is still searching at 0.88 billion!

Congrats Yahoo!

8:13 pm on Oct 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Anyone want a gentlemen's bet that Google updates their count within one (1) week from this post. Anyone?
1:33 am on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Where is the one billion there?
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Says it on the front page.

Yahoo! Image Search
No other search engine gives
you a more complete picture.
  • Now over 1 billion images
  • Yada yada
  • Yada yada

Yahoo image search often finds that obscure image I'm searching for when Google doesn't. Well done Yahoo.

9:27 am on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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So this is a roll in/out of the old AllTheWeb multimedia and gfx object engine?
4:58 pm on Oct 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>Says it on the front page.

Thanks. :) It just shows how much i hate their front page. I rarely go there, if i have to.

12:07 am on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Heh- it is an ugly old beast to be sure.
9:49 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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600,000 of which are porn. Use Google if you want to get descent images.
7:26 am on Oct 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

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does that mean google doesn't have any porn?
6:40 pm on Oct 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No, Google has plenty. Yahoo! just has a whole lot more! :-)
6:55 pm on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anybody know how to identify referrals that come through via Yahoo image search? I've tried a few times, and my logs show no referrer string.
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RobBroekhuis:
On my logs, these show up with a referrer string starting with:
"http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages
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I wish I had the same rankings in the normal search; there is not a duplicate URL filter...
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d'oh! Never noticed until just now that my browser from work NEVER returns a referrer string, no matter where I come from (I don't usually get to my site via other sites, so I never noticed before). Is that a user browser setting, or more likely to be determined by a corporate tinkering/firewall?
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