Olympic Searching: Yahoo and Live Search do a better job in week 1

Last week we saw that Google had done a better job at serving up Olympics-related words with events listings in a one box format. However, now that the Games are underway, they appear to have fallen behind both Yahoo and Live Search who are giving users relevant results, not just algorithm-produced links. As Search Engine Watch noted, when searching for the name of an Olympic athlete, even for one as big of a deal as Michael Phelps, Google fails to deliver the results that users are looking for.

When searching for Jason Lezak, below is what Yahoo delivers. Google only provides news results in the one box area.

jason lezak

1 point for Yahoo and Live Search, Google 0. Score: Yahoo 1, Google 1, Live Search 1.


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