Trying not to
include any phallic analogies, Yahoo this week announced
that its overall search engine index is much larger than
Googles and is the most in depth index of web
objects on the search market. On the Yahoo Search
Blog, Yahoo disclosed that its index now includes 19.2
billion web documents, 1.6 billion images and more than
50 million audio and video files - over 20 billion items.
Yahoo is usually shy about disclosing the size of its
search index, but the Yahoo Search Blog is celebrating
its first year anniversary and Tim Mayer thought that
somewhat of a retrospect was in order - since Yahoo has
grown into its own as a search engine powerhouse over
the past 365 days.
From the YSearchBlog
: While we typically dont disclose size (since weve
always said that size is only one dimension of the quality
of a search engine), for those who are curious this update
includes just over 19.2 billion web documents, 1.6 billion
images, and over 50 million audio and video files.
that as with all index updates we are still tuning things
so youll continue to see some fluctuation in ranking
over the next few weeks.
of the Kelsey Group, however, makes the distinction
of quality over quantity What I, Joseph User, care about
is accuracy, quality and relevance. The available index
does matter in terms of bringing me a sufficient quantity
of results. (And if Im looking for something really
obscure, having that thing in the index is obviously important,
which may go to size.).
But theres a major case of diminishing returnstheres
already way too much information online for people to
assimilate. Throwing more volume at me does nothing but
make my eyes glaze over. What I want is enough relevant
the moral of the story is what Yahoo has accomplished
over the past year and what the next 12 months will bring
with not only Yahoo Search, but the Yahoo Publishers Network,
Yahoo LinkSpots, Yahoo Pay Per Call, and Site Explorer.
What has Yahoo accomplished over the past year? Well,
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