I was meeting this week with one of my co-workers and we found that we needed to look at a web page. So, she opened Internet Explorer browser and started to enter an address but I quickly stopped her because I saw this:
If you don’t believe me, you should try the modified Yahoo Home page URL for yourself. It seems interesting because it reminds of another, slighly more popular search engine called Google:
If you look closely, you will notice the following similarities:
- Both use a minimalistic page design
- Both have links to Web, Images, and Videos; the remaining links are differnet
- Both embed their logo which serves as the primary way to identify which search engine you are using
This just strengthens my belief that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, considering the comScore revealed this week that Google had a 60% share of worldwide searches in August 2007 in comparison to Yahoo’s 14% share — that is a 4 fold greater share!
Yahoo definitely has some catching up to do regardless of how it looks.