Side by side searching for Lorcan

twingine.pngI may have to switch to Yahoo! Search as my default search engine. Searching in Twingine for lorcan puts me as the number one Lorcan in Yahoo! and the number two in Google ;-)

Twingine allows you to search Google and Yahoo! Search at the same time. It brings each up in a vertical plane side by side. Distractingly, at intervals it switches which side each is on: Google on the left, Yahoo on the right; Yahoo on the left, Google on the right.

It is interesting to see the number of hits reported: on the searches I tried, Yahoo! Search showed higher numbers of hits, although of course one does not know what this means.

See the analysis on TNL.net Weblog of coverage of Blogs by Yahoo!, Google, and Technorati which has been noted in several places. As Tim Bray notes it is not clear what to make of the numbers.

I used to take a stronger interest in the number of search results and links reported as a way of tracking interest in our website as we improved its currency and coverage. However, we became less clear what we were looking at and what caused shifts in numbers so don't tend to track it so closely now.

Twingine via russellbeatie.com.

Comments: 0

Jun 24, 2005
Richard Akerman

Have you seen this?

http://www.langreiter.com/exec/yahoo-vs-google.html

It compares Google and Yahoo result sets. Hover over the dots to see the particular result.

It requires Flash.

Jun 26, 2005
Debbie

The reference librarians who support the Australian AskNow! service use the Dogpile search engine, http://www.dogpile.com/.

AskNow! is our virtual reference desk.

Dogpile searches Google, Yahoo and AskJeeves amongst others. It has a comparison view too.