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A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about big money

Even though I still use Yahoo much more than I use Google, the Mountain View-based company continues to pummel Yahoo in just about every aspect.  Google recently announced a 69 percent increase in first-quarter profit, a number much higher than what analysts initially expected.

What has been helping the company's success?  The most important idea is that Google has continue to focus on "end-user happiness" of its users.  It will be interesting to see if Google can successfully make people somewhat happy about receiving ads over the Internet.

Meanwhile, Yahoo saw its first quarter sales rise but earnings decline.  

Although Yahoo remains one of the more popular Internet search engines, Google is continuing to gobble up marketshare.

In the future, Google and Yahoo are going to be locking horns in a number of battles that will have analysts drooling.  Both companies are looking to battle in the highly lucrative advertising sector -- Yahoo recently announced a deal with newspaper publishers, which happened right after Google purchased DoubleClick for $3.1 billion... cash.

What is Google doing better than Yahoo?  Some analysts believe Yahoo needs to do a better job of monitoring the way it gets users to view content throughout the entire brand.

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FYI, Yahoo has a simple search page...
By mikepers on 4/23/2007 10:07:09 AM , Rating: 3
RE: FYI, Yahoo has a simple search page...
By ObscureCaucasian on 4/23/2007 10:40:00 AM , Rating: 3
I still like the Google look better, much cleaner.

RE: FYI, Yahoo has a simple search page...
By Rotkiv on 4/23/2007 12:31:42 PM , Rating: 2
Google does not check the "honesty" of the ads or those who pay for them so you cant really blame them for that.

By AntDX316 on 4/26/2007 6:53:01 AM , Rating: 1
for me sometimes when my connection is so slow and i cant connect to any website google is the one that pulls up first and the fastest

also the ms is always so low and the searches r so fast why would use anything else?

RE: FYI, Yahoo has a simple search page...
By Ringold on 4/23/2007 4:30:42 PM , Rating: 5
They even screw up "simple".

Any time I want to punish my eyes with visual spam or remind myself why I've held GOOG stock for so long, I hit up

Maybe some people like 'busy' web pages, which is fine and all, but I just dont understand it myself. It just feels.. 1999.

RE: FYI, Yahoo has a simple search page...
By jtesoro on 4/24/2007 11:01:10 AM , Rating: 3
I haven't been to the yahoo home page in quite a while. After taking a look just now, it seems less cluttered than I remember it. What I would consider a mess would be ESPN, which has flashy ads, all sorts of blinking stuff and a popup. As icing on the cake, it even starts playing a video without you doing anything!

By ksherman on 4/25/2007 12:05:22 PM , Rating: 2
same for all the mlb sites... makes it so much more difficult to find what your looking for...

Search engine?
By Mudvillager on 4/23/2007 7:18:07 AM , Rating: 2
Do you use Yahoo as a search engine? If so, why?!?!?

RE: Search engine?
By danz32 on 4/23/2007 9:47:37 AM , Rating: 2
Personally, I like using Yahoo News over Google News, but my homepage/search engine is Google simply because Google's page is simplier and does not contain all the ads/information (loads the quickest)

RE: Search engine?
By arazok on 4/23/2007 10:29:13 AM , Rating: 2
Yahoo is my home page, because I like the news setup much better, and its a more attractive site. However, I never use it as my search engine. Nothing competes with Goggle in that regard.

I am beginning to question the "sponsored links" they place up. I used to think of these as trustworthy places to shop because Goggle was pushing them. That trust is quickly fading. Some of these sites seem fraudulent.

RE: Search engine?
By Jellodyne on 4/23/2007 12:28:01 PM , Rating: 2
It's not a matter of trust -- those links got to the highest bidder, period. That's how google makes money. It is nice that they label them as such. Use google for the quality of the non-sponsored results.

RE: Search engine?
By Axbattler on 4/24/2007 11:14:57 AM , Rating: 2
I used to have Yahoo as my homepage simply because I used their webmail. As a result, Yahoo was my primary 'search engine' (Google based for a long time anyway). Depending on how hard it is to find what I look for, I would use various meta-search engines anyway.

These days, the role reversed, simply because Firefox's default search toolbar is set to Google, and it's quicker to use that then to open a new window/tab. And that's fine, Google works, as did Yahoo for me. For general search both would get me what I am looking for.

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