Google & Yahoo
When trying to figure out the key differences between Google and Yahoo search engines, the most simple way to put it is that Yahoo’s biggest contributor is the advertiser, Google’s biggest customer is the average web surfer. This may be the reason why Google has fared a little better than Yahoo when it comes to searching for things online. Yahoo tends to cater to the advertiser integrating as many advertisements as possible extending page lengths to do so. This is their money maker so it is the area that they focus the most on. Google does advertise plenty, but their main concern is the average web traveler. They have worked on making the most relevant key words searched the sites that appear at the top of the search.
For example, in the year 2004 Yahoo had an astounding two hundred fifty links on its home page linking to advertisers. People see enough advertisements on websites and in every day life. The last thing they want is to be bombarded by ads when trying to search for a specific thing. In all fairness, as the years have passed Yahoo has begun to refine this and take down some of the links decreasing it to about a hundred or so.
The internet is a huge and overwhelming place to look for things. Without search engines such as Yahoo and Google, it would be nearly impossible to find exactly what you are looking for. This is the precise reason that Google has continued to be a household name, they focus on saving your time and helping you find exactly what it is you are looking for on the web with their advertisements being relevant to the search topic. Yahoo more focuses on ad revenues and increasing page views.