This is too funny. Over at InsideGoogle, we learn that:

the 2004 Weblog Awards (vote today!) ran a test poll back in November just to make sure the site worked. The poll? Best Portal. The winner? Google, with 75.8% of the 149 votes, versus 24.2% for Yahoo. I'm sure Google would be pleased to learn it is more popular than Yahoo, but I just know there's some guy at Google yelling, "We're not a portal!"

It's fun to see how the tide turns and turns back again. Portals are the future! Search is the future! Portals are the future! Portals with search are the future!

Someday it'll all be figured out, right? :-)

Posted by jzawodn at December 06, 2004 09:29 AM

Reader Comments
# Chris DiBona said:

Also, 149 votes is hardly a large enough sample space.


on December 6, 2004 10:08 AM
# Michael Conlen said:

And all the while someone will come up with something totally new. The search people and the portal people will get taken by surprise. I just hope they aren't savvy enough to try to defeat this new thing in court the way *some* industries do.

on December 6, 2004 10:54 AM
# /pd said:

I blogged an intesive linkup read, titled the yahoo-google squabbles.

on December 6, 2004 05:50 PM
# kenny said:

you first name Jeremy :-) ?

on December 6, 2004 06:47 PM
# danielcole said:

Yes, I know this is simplified to the point of probable wrongness, just my observation: Google has: (a) Web Search, (b) Image Search, (c) Groups, (d) News, (e) Shopping, (f) Email, (g) Toolbar Add-on (h) Photographic Services, & (i) Locale Customizations, among other stuff. Yahoo also has a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, & i and some other stuff (finance, messenger, etc). Google has many of the same things Yahoo does, and since Yahoo is a Portal, so is Google (just one with a minimalistic homepage).

on December 7, 2004 03:55 PM
# Tom Norian said:

in the duck season/rabbit season debate on portals versus search...don't forget about the browsers.

on December 8, 2004 02:01 PM
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