Sorry this site requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. See the following guide on How to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox and Safari. Alternatively you may be blocking JavaScript with an advert-related or developer plugin. Please check your browser plugins.

Yahoo search just doesn’t understand user experience - no wonder it lags behind Google.
Comments4 Comments  

Comments

Avatar
from neelakanthap 2317 Days ago #
Votes: 1

Very good post!

Avatar
from Pinje84 2316 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Great post! I couldn’t argue with any of the points, whenever I use yahoo it just seems sluggish and a pain to use compared to Google.

Avatar
from aaronpaul 2316 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Great points.  However, I find the quality of results in Yahoo better in a lot of cases.  Google’s tendancy to favor older sites brings back a lot of out dated stuff when doing research oriented queries.  That’s my experience anyhow, and that is part of the UI as well.  But, I certainly can’t argue with your points.

Avatar
from iantester 2315 Days ago #
Votes: 0

In the interests of balance: a. it’s hardly fair to criticise Yahoo! for not copying Google (Preferences) then criticise it for copying Google (autocomplete). And you could of course use Yahoo! Search by typing yahoo.co.uk (or yahoo.ie) and using that big searchy thing at the top of the page.The reason I don’t use it is because I find that often the links to results time out (and have done for years) - yahoo! seem to have a real problem with their redirect servers on all their services.Disclosure: I’m ex-Yahoo! - you can tell us because we’re so indoctinated we always spell it with a "!" (known as the Y-bang, incidentally)

Upcoming Conferences

Search Marketing ExpoSearch Engine Land produces SMX, the Search Marketing Expo conference series. SMX events deliver the most comprehensive educational and networking experiences - whether you're just starting in search marketing or you're a seasoned expert.



Join us at an upcoming SMX event: