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New Yahoo Search

As reported by Lockergnome B&B, Yahoo is trying to tidy up its search engine to regain lost ground from Google. It appears that Yahoo have realised that the web browsing public prefer a clean, uncluttered interface with no flashing adverts and popups to annoy them.
You can see their efforts on the new Yahoo search page. The similarities with Google are very apparent, and while I like Yahoo’s start page better, I think the results pages are still too cluttered. When I tried it in Mozilla, there were also some issues with items overlapping, so it looks like the style sheet needs some attention (either that or it’s broken in Mozilla so that it can work in IE – I imagine you know by now where I think Microsoft can stick IE’s CSS implementation ;)).
But it’s a step in the right direction, anyway. I also like AllTheWeb‘s interface, but now that it’s been bought out by Overture I’m worried that it’ll cease to be useful. Google has served me well, so I might as well stick with it.

One Comment

  1. With the popularity Google has gained in the past few years, it’s going to be extremely hard if not impossible for Yahoo to win us back.
    Yahoo has one tough battle to be better then Google (which is becoming a part of every day talk).
    Have you ever asked a question and received a response thats like “I don’t know, ask Google”
    We are almost dependant of it now.