The Google Craving!

It has been roughly 34 hours since I switched my default Firefox search engine from Google to Yahoo and I have been surprised about a couple of things:

  1. Change is Hard - Things look different and it is not what I am expecting. Even though the search results are not that different there are differences. I expect change, it is the one thing that does not seen to change, yet that has been the hardest part of switching the default search engine to Yahoo.
  2. New Results - Yahoo’s results are different and as a result I find new and interesting things that I have not found on Google. They have also been very relevant. In fact I was pleasantly surprised at how relevant the search results have been. I maybe should have been keeping track, but I have usually found what I was looking for or a good answer to a search in the first two pages.
  3. The Google Craving - I was on site at a clients today and I needed to find a quick answer to a technical problem. I opened the web browser and instantly typed in in the address bar. Ah it got me. For some reason a great quote from one of my favourite movies ”So I Married an Axe Murderer came to mind. Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate “The Colonel”? Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass! The only way to beat an addiction is to do it one day at a time. Today the Google craving got me, but there is always tomorrow and the next day and the day after that.

Overall I have to say I have been impressed with Yahoo Search as my default search engine in Firefox. I have found the information I needed and had it quickly. I would even go so far to say that there were less spammy results in the Yahoo results, but I did not do any kind of comparison with Google, so it is strictly an off the top observation.

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