• http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/ Matt Cutts

    The mainstream press may like to talk more about new Google products or features, but the search quality team at Google is quite focused and works very hard. It’s kinda funny; I went to mail the article to a few other Googlers to say “Cool, now how can we improve search quality even more for these types of queries” and another Googler had already beaten me to it. :)

  • http://www.searchlounge.org chrisf

    Wow, am I missing something? The PC World article barely describes the methodology used, though I think (can this really be true?) that they used 10 queries? They used 10 queries to evaluate engines that handle millions of real-world queries. Please tell me I’m misreading something…

    The article states: “Google is indeed the best search engine, even though two other services topped it–barely–in our text-search tests.” Ahm, OK…That’s confusing.

    And the notes in the chart are mostly about UI.

    I know that every relevancy test has its naysayers and normally I would have let this one pass like others I’ve seen, but I couldn’t because the chart takes it beyond anecdotal.