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Inktomi is the worst of the search engines left out there. All The Web (under the Yahoo label) could actually give Google a run for it's money.
Just a thought.
They want the best financial deal and don't really care about Joe Surfer, who probably won't know the results are poor (if they are) anyway.
Inktomi is incredibly bad - our keywords don't actually appear on there *at all* - but 100,000 pages in google!
Very short sighted in my opinion, but that's accountants for you.....
I don't agree. Search important to them [webmasterworld.com]. Bad serps will eventually lead to users leaving them. Remember AV? ;)
>to make microsoft buy results off them
Not gonna happen IMO. They've recently signed up a bunch of SE programmers. In the future we'll see an in-house developed MSN SE. Probably gonna take a while, but Bill knows there's money to be made in search.
Pure INK results are definately less relevant than Google. No doubt about it.
Yahoo has surprised in the past (usually it's with something that screws the normal webmaster over) But hey, here's to hoping.
They used to.
There was a remarkable improvement in Yahoo! search results when they switched to "search results powered by AltaVista".
Mind you, at that time AltaVista was the youngest, hottest, brightest thing out of Palo Alto and it was amazingly fast in comparison with WebCrawler. >;->