Dave informed me that:
Yahooâ€™s revenues are way way bigger than Google. Google are a tiny company compared to MS and a small one compared to Yahoo.
Yahoo have a better revenue stream than any of the other players in search and are proving just as big a draw for graduates as Google and MS are way behind. This is a battle between Yahoo and Google not between MS and anyone
and he concluded with
Yahooâ€™s share of the search engine market is almost twice Microsofts and in general with the launch of their new applications growing massively.
Game, set and match to Dave!
I had underestimated Yahoo!’s share of the search market because in my own site statistics for July I received 942 links from Google, 51 from MSN Search and 38 from Yahoo! (and this site is in Yahoo!’s directory!).
Then I saw Mark Jen’s post on AOL and how AOL
might truly be a dark horse candidate for being the â€œwinnerâ€? of the current Internet wave
And after all that I got to wondering – who does use Yahoo!? Or AOL? Or any other search/portal site? And why?
Personally, I use Google for quick searches, I use a combination of blog search engines for searches I want to subscribe to and I use MSN Search occasionally for a more wide-ranging search (not just blogs) which I can subscribe to.