Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Yahoo for search

Posted 27 July 2008 in search, technology, and yahoo

I've been using Yahoo for all of my search needs for the past month (at least, since the news broke that Viacom convinced a judge to force YouTube, which is owned by Google, to hand over all of its user data). Seriously, I encourage you to try a new search engine for a while. While Google and Yahoo have different features, Yahoo's search has some features that I was pleased by, such as the ability to play video search results in-page. Frankly, I'm also pleased to see that my site is the top result for a search for my name. (In fact, Google is literally the only search engine that fails to link me as the top result -- every other search engine I've tried has me in first place.)

Try using a different search engine for a month. It's pretty easy to do in Firefox -- click on the dropdown arrow next to the Google logo, select "Manage search engines", select Yahoo in the list, and click "Move up" until Yahoo is at the top of the list.