Better Than Google?

First of all, I have to open a bottle of champagne, and celebrate. Search Engine Oracle blog ranks on the first position in Google for pink cheetahs. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Then, according to JupiterResearch, Yahoo! and Google are favorite online brands. Maybe I should add a Yahoo! category to the blog? Let’s see how things evolve. It’s good to know that the American Customer Satisfaction Index reports Yahoo! ranking better than Google in customer satisfaction.

But Google doesn’t sleep (it just slips) and announces today the release of a new service: a simple new way to embed Google Maps with HTML.

On the other side of the barricade Yahoo! Site Explorer announces its users that now it supports dynamic URLs. No more duplicate content penalties from Yahoo!. What attracted my attention at this blog announcement was one of the comments: Do users read URLs? In my experience the answer is a “yes and no.” It really depends what kind of users we are dealing with. But this is another topic of debate. The regular Web user doesn’t read URLs. That’s a fact.

Well, that’s it for today. Enough links to keep you busy till tomorrow. But when I look at the topics above, I cannot help but wonder: is Yahoo! really better than Google? Is Google really missing a point here? Is the near future going to bring some surprises? You never know… and because you don’t remember the most important SEO advice: optimize your sites for the users!