Roy Schestowitz wrote:
It's as though they have the same 'knowledge', but the knowledge it is
rarely sought by the users.
Or their results are poor - they have trouble exploiting their knowledge?
I should really say it could also be that they are returning more
relevant results which don't include our sites. However one
non-technical site I run sees vastly more traffic through Google even
where the same keywords return similar or better results in MSN so I
think the main problem Yahoo! and MSN have is lack of searchers and a
horrible interface that is confusing for users. MSN now seems to be
making money so maybe their strategy is correct?
MSN in particular seem to have made very little headway in their battle
to the death with Google. Their algorithmic search engine was going to
bury Google in six months - it is over a year since it went live and
they only just show in my statistics - 0.08% of referrers as opposed to
nearly 10% for the various Googles. Their results are horribly messy
with sponsored links everywhere. It is just not a user friendly search