SEO

microsoft and yahoo search engine deal Yahoo and Microsoft have finally announced an internet search deal in the hopes of rivalling Google’s search services. Microsoft’s search engine will power the Yahoo website, and in turn Yahoo will become the advertising sales team for Microsoft’s online offering.

Through this agreement, both companies hope to create more innovation in search and better value for advertisers and its users. Let’s hope that this partnership brings a better and more credible alternative to Google 🙂

Rants, Usability & Accessibility, Web development

Cuil, the new search engine looking for relevancy rather than popularity has seen the light of day today. Developed by former Google employees,it claims to be able to crawl through 120 billion pages (that is 3x more than Google and 10x more than Microsoft’s Live search). But what does it actually do and how does it perform?

Well I had had the chance to play around with it today, and I must say I am not overly impressed. Aside from the high server load and time-outs I managed to find either one of the two things:

  • Nothing, or
  • Anything but what I was after

Please read on to read more about my thoughts and usability concerns about Cuil… Continue Reading