Yahoo passes Google in search database size



News.com (cnet) is reporting that Yahoo has surpassed Google in sheer numbers of items indexed in their search engine. Currently Yahoo has 20 billion documents and images, Google claims 11.3 billion. I can vouch from watching the logs at this site that the Googlebot has been trailing in visits compared to MSN and Yahoo both.



The real question though is more complex. Is Yahoo finding relevant search results. I mean with twice the data, is it half as useful? The Yahoo Search blog has the news as well.

To quote from their blog “We measure quality in terms of RCFP – Relevance, Comprehensiveness, Freshness, and Presentation and continue to work on improving those metrics.” Nice to hear they’re concerned about the relevance issue.

They also refer to an article at searchenginewatch.com talking about how little overlap there is between the different search engines given the same search term. 84.9% of the results in the study (done by dogpile) were unique to one search engine.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Roll your own search engine... sort of... Several blog posts have heralded the arrival of Google's newest toy, a custom search engine setup... sort of Through Google Coop you can design a search engine that only covers the sites you want it to cover (or favor, it can search the web and just be biased towards the......
  • The Google Problem, or why I'm starting to use MSN and Yahoo more. This weekend has been a bit of an introspective for me on why google is still the primary search engine I use. I know, I've been a big "fan(?)" of google for quite some time, I've obviously incorporated many of their products into my pages and used Google for 99%......
  • Another interesting Google Buy? There are rumors that Google may be acquiring Riya. Riya makes software that aims at recognizing faces in images and pulling text out of images (recognizing text on signs in a picture for instance.) ( facial recognition searching ) I don't know if this is true, it sounds like it's......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • 10 Benefits of Hosting your Own Blog If you want to create an edge over many of the other bloggers on the web, then one of the best things that you can do is host your own blog. There are a number of benefits of hosting your own blog over having some other service host your blog.......
  • 11 Tips to Get More Traffic to Your Corporate Blog Now that you have your blog set up, and you're beginning to post your useful and relevant content, you may be wondering why you are not driving incredible amounts of traffic to your site. You are already publishing, and days are going by, so why is no one stopping to......
  • Choosing Out A Web Hosting Support That Delivers Selecting the best internet host can make or break your web site. That is because the net host need to be regarded as to be the foundation of the web site. In order to possess a longer term web site and make sure you present a good knowledge for your......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site