I’m not sure if Rand was hoping to start a debate on this (if he did, it’s crafty linkbait) but he’s making the claim that the search results at Del.icio.us are better than those of Google.
Here are some of the examples Rand gives…
- Furniture vs. at Google
- Luggage vs. at Google
- Laptops vs. at Google
- SEO vs. at Google
- Web Design vs. at Google
Ok, so Rand does admit that the results from Del.icio.us are not perfect, but does suggest that they’re good enough to take on Google.
I tend not to agree with Rand on this one (friends can disagree you know). I think Del.icio.us is great for finding resources or information pages and is also better at finding fresh content, but I don’t think it’s better than Google, when it comes to product or service related search terms.
That said, Yahoo could be doing a lot more with Del.icio.us than they currently are.
What do you think? Do agree with Rand that Del.icio.us is a “Search Engine That’s Already Better Than Google?”