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Monday, April 07, 2003

 
OK, if you want to try out Yahoo search, now is the time! Did a quick search for Phil bradley and got 248,000 results, which is better than AltaVista (no surprise) and not as good as Google (no surprise there either).

Usual things that you'd expect - a cached version, a 'more pages from this site' option, the search gets pulled across into the image, news, directory functions.

Advanced search functions are again pretty much what you'd expect to find -
Find all words, any, phrase, none of the words in any part of the page, title or URL
Updated is disappointing - 3 months, 6 months, last year. The same as Google, and not as good as Alltheweb.
Site/domain options are any (obviously), .com, .edu, .gov, .org (very US biased), with a limit to a specific domain. Not as good as it could be.
Adult content filter - On/Off so that's ok, but not as flexible as it could be.
Country search - 24 countries, no regions. Not as good as Alltheweb, and the limit is by country code, which again isn't impressive.
Language search looks fine - lots of choice there.
Display # of results on a page is fine - up to 100.
Search by URL - pages similar to, or that link to. Now.. where have I seen that option before?
Finally a beta feature - search for products.

I'll play around with it a little more, but that's a quick overview.