Yahoo! Topples Google In User Satisfaction Survey!

Aug 16, 2007 | 2,499 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Inc who has been struggling to battle out its competitors finally can boast of being best – in customer service. According to a survey conducted by the American Customer Service Index.

Yahoo rose by 4 points to total 79 on the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ACSI, report while Google fell by 4 points and fared a not too bad 78.

In other news, Microsoft corp scored 75, an increase of 1 point. However, it was, who posted the biggest hike, a staggering increase of 6% to reach 75.

Larry Freed, The ACSI report sponsor and CEO of ForeSee Results said:

"People have gotten comfortable with the (Yahoo) interface. They've also done a good job in continuing to be dominant in communities and sub-functions of the portal. That's always been Yahoo's strength."

According to Loren Baker :

Reasons that could have influenced the rise in customer satisfaction with Yahoo (opinion)?

  • “Implementation of targeted Yahoo Shortcuts
  • Serving Yahoo Answers in Selected Results
  • Consolidation of various services into one package (Yahoo Photos/Flickr)
  • Cutting back on fluffy Weather or News shortcuts where they are not needed
  • Better ad targeting via Yahoo Search Marketing Panama
  • Better Image Search with live Flickr photos

Reasons that may have customer satisfaction at Google fallen (opinion)?

  • Confusing Google Universal Results inserting video & news into content
  • Changing of AdWords Background Colors
  • Outdated homepage
  • Personalized search results
  • Dropping of Froogle”
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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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