That`s right - one of the most popular search engines around is also one of the best. According to the San Jose Mercury News, "Yahoo! is closest in spirit to the work of Linnaeus, the 18th century botanist whose classification system organized the natural world." Yahoo! does a great job organizing its seven-figure archive of sites into thousands of categories for its directory. Under a search for "bagpipe sheet music", Yahoo! sucessfully delivered what appears to be one of the most substantial (yeah, you guessed it) bagpipe sheet music sites on the Web, Viper Piper (viperpiper.hypermart.net). Watch Yahoo!`s competitors play follow the leader.
What to love: The well-organized directory format can`t be beat: you`ll find what you`re looking for eight times out of 10 and have a blast while you`re at it.
When to leave: Because Yahoo! searches are based on categories of sites, a query for a specific text on a Web page is better accomplished at AltaVista or Google.