April 6, 2005 1:17 PM   Subscribe

It's not Yahoo, it's not Google... it's Yagoohoogle! Quickly prove or disprove your favorite search engine conspiracy theories!
posted by AlexReynolds (17 comments total)
There are no pending lawsuits over this, are there? Nah, I'm sure Yahoo and Google are totally happy with this site.

But it is pretty neat.
posted by fenriq at 1:31 PM on April 6, 2005

I like it, except that you have to reload the search page to do another search. Since the UI is minimal, it would be nice if used a third, narrow frame on top to enter the search term, and then split the remainder of the window for the two hit lists.
posted by 327.ca at 1:40 PM on April 6, 2005

search terms.
posted by klangklangston at 1:45 PM on April 6, 2005

For feedback, looks like a quick whois search found this fellow in Norway: Asgeir Nilsen (contact at asgeirnilsen.com).
posted by AlexReynolds at 1:47 PM on April 6, 2005

posted by delmoi at 1:50 PM on April 6, 2005


Makes me keep thinking of the labradoodle.
posted by dhoyt at 1:53 PM on April 6, 2005

Saw this yesterday on Threadwatch. It's interesting to see the different sets of results (especially on that Altavista Lycos search), but I give it no more than a month before it has to come down. Shame, though.
posted by TheDonF at 1:58 PM on April 6, 2005

why I use Google
posted by dmd at 2:14 PM on April 6, 2005

Now, that's interesting. Literally seconds ago, searching for "yagoohoogle" on Google gave yagoohoogle.com as #1 result, and on Yahoo didn't find yagoohoogle.com as any of the first-page results, but now Yahoo gives it as result #4.
posted by dmd at 2:16 PM on April 6, 2005

Am I the only one that thinks this is freakin' sweet. I hope it can stay up, as it is an interesting piece of .html coding. I wonder if someone could scavange the code behind this and use it for their own search purposes on their own page?
I think it would stay up if they could come up with their own TM for the title. I would think that both companies would try to turn the page into a "see we do it better" sort of site?
posted by Numenorian at 2:32 PM on April 6, 2005

I wonder if someone could scavange the code behind this and use it for their own search purposes on their own page?

The answer is yes.
posted by rafter at 2:59 PM on April 6, 2005

What's the big deal? This is a really trivial piece of frame hacking. At the very least, maybe it'd look halfway interesting if they used iframes or something.

The actual source of the page (for my "test" query) is:

<frameset cols="50%, 50%">
<frame src="http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=test"/>
<frame src="http://www.google.com/search?q=test"/>

Which is accomplished by the very advanced "<?php print $_REQUEST['q']; ?>".

Am I missing something? This seems so very cool circa 1997.
posted by Caviar at 4:10 PM on April 6, 2005

What's illuminating is how lame Yahoo's results are compared to Google. Favorite pet peeve: For reasons of grotesque egotism, I searched on my name first. My last name is Silberman -- yes, with a "b," dammit. And the first two highlighted results on Yahoo invite me to buy books and shit from some "Steve Silverman." So yes, thank you, Yahoo, for first assuming that I had misspelled my name, and then assuming that I want to buy stuff with someone else's name attached.

It's very Microsofty thinking, which is why I hate their software.
posted by digaman at 6:23 PM on April 6, 2005

Isn't this against Yahoo's and Google's TOS/TOU?
posted by sjvilla79 at 6:48 PM on April 6, 2005

Why would it be, sjvilla79? As others have said - it's simply submitting the same query to two different search engines, and displaying them in frames in your browser. Kind of cute, but not fancy at all. If Google supports customizing appearence to suit website-specific searches like here on Metafilter, they've got nothing to complain about.
posted by Jimbob at 9:52 PM on April 6, 2005

Of course I could always use http://search.yahoo.com which is Yahoo! with a Google-like interface.

Mind you, I prefer the regular Yahoo! portal over the basic Google front page as I have access to more information at once (such as news, mailbox information, weather, etc.). Google and Yahoo are different enough to both be useful at the same time and thus I somewhat understand the purpose of this site. However, I could always run my searches through DogPile and have it run the query through at least 6 different search engines.
posted by enamon at 10:52 PM on April 6, 2005

Odd ... it doesn't support quoted phrases?
posted by iguanapolitico at 7:17 AM on April 7, 2005

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