First off, let me explain that I have always been a fan of Yahoo!. I mean, ever since I first heard the Yahoo! Yodel, I was hooked. I know that Yahoo! Search has always had their quirks and they recently have stated that they’ve not really been a “search destination”, Yahoo! is a portal. Sure, yes, I get that.
But this sealed it for me today. I mean, this is why I no longer am going to use Yahoo! Search. I am talking about Yahoo! Organic Search, the free search results, not Yahoo! Search Marketing, their Paid Search (their Pay Per Click).
Take a look at the search results for “mobile home”. You know what a mobile home is, you know, right? Well, apparently Yahoo! does NOT know the difference between a mobile home and a cell phone:
I mean, really, Yahoo! Search, why are you showing the T mobile website, a cellular phone company, in the search results for “mobile home”? Let’s compare the Yahoo! search results for “mobile home” to Google’s “mobile home”:
Mobile homes are where people live. They’re NOT cell phones. Yahoo!, if you’re listening to this, I have some advice: T-mobile is not a good search result to display when I am looking for a “mobile home”.
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