Google, Yahoo and MSN are the best search engines in areas of search engine optimization, improved placement, increased web site traffic and pay per click advertising according to http://www.christianet.com/searchengines/.
ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, asked reader's to participate in a survey to determine the most popular search engine. Respondents commented on what they thought was the best search engine out of the most popular three, Google, Yahoo, and MSN. The poll shows that many users are looking for one that is simple, fast, and has accurate information. One participate stated, "I have more success finding information with Google." (http://www.christianet.com/searchengines/)
Out of 266 participants polled, the majority of 125 felt that Google was the best search engine. Users felt that it was superior over Yahoo and MSN but several commented that they frequently used all 3. Participants emphasized that they don't like to be bothered with pop-ups and having searches pull up sites that contain spam but instead appreciate accessing quality Internet sites. Another attribute that is important to users is that the site be visually appealing and not too busy.
Thirty-three respondents preferred using MSN over the others. Many of these participants commented that they use it because they are familiar with it, since it came installed on their computer. Some people have a specific reason they like one over the other. One reader wrote, "I love chatting with my friends." Instant messaging options are gaining in popularity and make it easy to communicate instantly with family and friends. Setting up a homepage provides access to daily stock quotes, news and entertainment information. There are many other popular features that provide users with options right at their fingertips.
Yahoo is also very popular with participants since 108 of the 266 polled think it is the best search engine. The capability of using email and setting up a homepage attracts many people to a particular program. Offering free email gets attention along with the capability of customizing a homepage by changing layout columns, and colors. For some users, old habits are hard to break. People often will go to the one program they know how to use over trying a new one, especially if it has performed well for them in the past. Several users couldn't quite articulate why they use a specific engine, except to say, "I just like it." For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, receives around one million visitors per month and has 400,000 email subscribers who have access to an online shopping mall, job bank, Biblical and life application resources, free ecards, Christian blogs and friendship communities.