__/ [ DJ ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 18:46 \__
> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> __/ [ DJ ] on Saturday 29 April 2006 08:25 \__
>>> Not really a big issue but Alexa / A9 doesn't seem to use google anymore?
>> Blimey! You're quite right. I can see the gross degradation in terms of
>> relevance of results, having used A9 several times in the page. Why would
>> they give up Google? Either Google have something against them (the image
>> search component suggests otherwise) or somebody paid a decent sum of
>> to have things changed.
>> I suspect the latter is true:
>> Is Microsoft Preparing a Big Attack?
>> The context for this article: taking aim at Google. They invest a billion
>> two in this, I suspect.
>> Best wishes,
> Looks like it taking msn results - a big step backwards for Alexa - msn
> results in my opinion are pretty poor compared with google.
You encouraged me to write about it, eventually <
>. Thanks for the heads-up.
I used to recommend A9 for those with high-speed connections I quite liked
the image view (reminds me of < http://bettersearch.g-blog.net/ >), which
complemented the SERP that was a Google twin with extra widgets (site info,
related sites, traffic ranks, etc.). Without quality results (deep,
inquisitive, as oppose to shallow), I might as well just stick with
Wikipedia/Google/Scroogle. Wait until deploration among A9 loyals begins.
I happened to notice that A9 are finally doing some Wikipedia harvesting as
well (albeit it's optional).