Google or Yahoo or Bing? Who Cares? Search The Yabigo Way
The internet is a competitive place. In fact, the world of technology in general is. So much so, that this competitive nature often spills into our social worlds.
Consider how often you’ve had ‘conversations’ of the PC versus Mac sort. Microsoft versus Apple. Even the relative pros and cons of Internet Explorer over Firefox over Safari over Chrome are frequently referred to as the “Browser Wars”.
How about iPhone versus Any Other Phone? (And now we can even add the new Google NexusOne into that discussion too.) In these debates there is hardly ever a middle ground taken by anyone. People are either strongly in favour or decidedly anti.
Added to these techno-squabbles is the long-running Search Engine War. The big three of Yahoo!, Google and Bing (the rebranded MSN search engine) have been slogging things out for search supremacy for a number of years.
Google is the heavyweight amongst the challengers, having rapidly risen to global search prominence. The Big G holds a comfortable 90%+ market share with Yahoo! and Bing both claiming around 3.5% each. (*Stats Sourced from StatsCounter Global Stats Dec 2008 – Jan 2010)
Fortunately internet users do not have to take sides in this battle. And while getting users to move away from Google and to even try one of the other engines is a near pointless task, it sometimes may benefit you to try your search on one of the others. Even if it is to just to see if any web sites rank equally well across all three.
But repeating the same search three different times is a huge waste of time, energy and attention-span. Which is where Yabigo comes to the party. A single search entry submitted to the Yabigo meta-search engine, and a single screen of results is delivered showing the search hits from all three of the big three – Yahoo, Bing, and Google.
Results are displayed in individual columns for each engine, and each result is cross-referenced with the other two and you are told where else results were found.
In other words you get the best of three worlds – go give it a try.
(The Yabigo developers also clearly have a sense of humour – enter a search and select the “Share Search” button. Watch the two “instructional videos” that play the second is especially funny.)