Yahoo Search Results Total Crap Now
SEO 2.0 rankings for SEO 2.0 in the last 12 weeks, Raven SEO Tools chart.
Just recently Yahoo updated their Index to offer "more relevant results" which allegedly are "more like Google". I was amazed to find out that the contrary is the case. Yahoo Search results are total crap now.
Usually I don't use such strong language but to be sure that it's just Yahoo I conducted a little test. I manually tested my rankings in the search results for the keyphrases that my SEO 2.0 blog is undoubtedly or at least very likely most relevant: SEO 2.0, Tadeusz Szewczyk, Tad Chef and onreact.
What did I find? On Yahoo, almost nothing, MSN/Windows Live is almost as bad but Yahoo manages to be even worse.
The test yielded one more surprise, Google is not the single most relevant search engine out there. Check out the results:
I used the proxy server service to mimic a US citizen and not to get personalized or localized results from Germany where I live.
Conclusion: Yahoo and MSN/Windows Live sucked. Ask and Cuil did not. Sadly both have given up by now.
Last updated November 17th, 2010.