Google Search Backlash?
Ian Lurie Feb 2 2007
John Battelle reports that Yahoo has gained a bit on Google in the world of search, by outpacing Google’s growth.
John suggests it might be because Yahoo’s becoming more accurate. That’s possible.
But there’s another possibility: I’m betting on Google backlash – you don’t get as dominant as Google is now without making a lot of people unhappy. Plus there are always folks who look for alternatives to #1. Finally, Google is operating at such a high level it’s hard to imagine how they can continue growing at this rate.
Further bulletins as events warrant…
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint.He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More