Many articles around the web are stating that Google is losing its ground in the SERP's with MSN and Yahoo cutting the slack with rebuffed Search engine results and local searches for information content.
Yahoo and MSN have been notorious for being more Business oriented and showing companies first.
Im with google all the way. long as they dont do anythign to piss me off. i vere really liked yahoo, cause there front page has too much. i hate msn cause its a microsoft product, but google is plain simple, and right to the point. if i want news, ill go to a news website, not a search engine. i like google because its a search engine. thats all i want.
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I like Google more for searches eventhough I haven't even really given the other SE's a real good chance since their latest revision.
But I do like Yahoo and MSN more, since I actually rank in top 5. By the way Google has been vigoursly spidering my site for the last 2 - 3 days. I normally have approx 8 - 9 MB per month of bandwidth, and it on visit it took up 29MB, and the next day up to 56 MB. Got to love it. I must have some Candy Cane hidden in my site somewhere.
Hopefully this will help by ranking and get me out of the friggen Google sandbox or filter.
Google is definitely still my favorite. It's is easy to navigate, I get the results I'm looking for and it's fairly easy to figure Google out when it comes to optimizing pages for indexing.
Yahoo! (or inktomisearch) is providing results for Altavista and Alltheweb as well, and Yahoo! is getting more into the action these days by a better algorithm. It takes them tons of visits by their robots though to update pages, where Google is very stable and updates every 14 days with concentrated raids on all pages in one sweep.
MSN is the worst of the three. When I search for a web site domain I might get a page telling me there are 320 results, but when I go to the second page there are suddenly no more results etc. MSN needs to do their homework.
Another good search engine is Gigablast. Well, they don't update very often, perhaps every two months. But, they have indexed all my pages without me even trying to submit any web sites.
And that is it. Hotbot, Info, Kanoodle, Looksmart, Mamma, Excite, Search, Teoma, Metacrawler, Lycos, Ask Jeeves, Wisenut, Overture and Dogpile don't even come close, even though some of them are moving forward.
Does anyone have any experiences with non-english search engines?
One of my web sites is indexed by the Chinese search engine Baidu - the fiercest competitor to Google in China.