RE: Google hits

Subject: RE: Google hits
From: "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
To: "Dubin, David" <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>, <jmalin -at- jmalin -dot- com>, "Barry Campbell" <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 11:20:21 -0800

Dubin, David wrote:

> I just tried dogpile. I entered my name and got 76 hits. On Google, I
> got "about 18000." Yahoo gave me 2150 hits and gave 1980. ....
> so I would use Google long before I would use dogpile.

Yes, but if number of hits is your only criterion for the usefulness of
a search engine, Google actually loses: If you try to scroll through
Google's "18,000" hits, you'll see that there are really only 603. says "1,980" but produces only 193 (of which 20% or so are
sponsored "find this person" links). Yahoo stops at 1000, its maximum
for any search.


=== Andrew Warren - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
=== Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

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