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Yahoo! Answers Gets A Redo

Sep 2, 2006 | 1,457 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! responds fast to Window's Live QnA. Yahoo! Answers will now be served alongside search results. The results will be provided in a vertical result box which not only adds freshness in terms of looks but results too. That makes the search results not just more fun but also more accurate.

Yahoo! Removes Blog Search For Short Term

Aug 29, 2006 | 1,483 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! has just removed its Blog Search program for a short time. The much popular Yahoo! News integration program is also removed for the time being. The reason behind this is not much clear. The only official quote that can be mentioned is a quote from Brian Nelson of Yahoo! who told Greg that this is a temporary thing. In an email sent from Brian to Greg, Brian said that Blog search has "temporarily taken offline to retool the offering." Brian also adds that Yahoo! "might be thinking bigger picture when it comes to blog content.”

Flickr Images Now In Yahoo! Search

Aug 28, 2006 | 1,589 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Search integrated Flickr Images into their search results. Yahoo! Search blog announced it today. Now you can  access funy photos or travel photography of Flickr.com. Your search for any striking photo on anything would end up with the images of Flickr. Flickr- one of  the best online photo management and sharing application in the world- continues to entertain people with photos of various kinds. Flickr has made it to show off your favorite photo as you put your query. Yahoo! being a popular site  will now make Flickr's presence felt everywhere although the integration highlights Yahoo!'s poor photo pool.

Yahoo! Search Update Underway

Aug 28, 2006 | 1,135 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! is believed to have changed its algorithm. The new search index has upset many. Threads at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums report people's grievances and problems with Yahoo!'s new search index. However, there are also some who are happy with the change. According to a Yahoo! spokesperson, Yahoo! is " trying to connect with you more directly  and enrich our interaction even further through Site Explorer."

Yahoo! Launches Search Builder

Aug 8, 2006 | 1,351 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! launched a new tool called Yahoo! Search Builder. Tim Mayer of Yahoo! announced it during the Social Search Overview session. With the new Yahoo! Search Builder, you can create a custom Web search engine. The process enables selecting  a set of trusted sites to search the web or you can put the search algorithm to the topic of your choice. Besides, Search Builder also include Site search and News search. The look and feel of the search box and SERPs are also under your control.
With user and traffic reports, you’ll be able to monitor the growth of your search engine.  If you want to know more about it, you can visit Yahoo! Search Blog.

New Yahoo! Corporate Blog

Aug 4, 2006 | 1,559 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! today  launched a corporate blog named yodel.yahoo.com. The blog site will cover emerging trends, profile interesting Yahoos among others.

Nicki Dugan writes:
"We want to share insights into our company, our people, our culture, and the things that occupy our cluttered minds. We’ll cover emerging trends, provide some behind-the-scenes commentary, profile interesting Yahoos, spotlight our beloved users, reveal some of our quirks, tap into guest bloggers, sprinkle in some videos and photo essays, and generally think out loud"

Yahoo! Search Launches New Slurp Crawler

Jul 31, 2006 | 1,717 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl sites  faster. In addition, the new Crawler is more efficient at visiting websites, says David Simpson at a Yahoo! Search blog.

Yahoo! Launches Visual Link Map Tool Named Webzari

Jul 28, 2006 | 1,580 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Yahoo! Korea team developed a new tool named Webzari, announced by the Yahoo! Search Blog. The newly developed Webzari is a tool that visuall maps the data from Yahoo! Site Explorer. You can see the tool here.

Yahoo! Ads In eBay Search Results

Jul 20, 2006 | 1,227 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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eBay sellers noticed  ads appearing on some search results pages on Tuesday. This is a part of the agreement eBay entered into with Yahoo! in May.  “Yahoo and eBay announced that they have entered into a multi year partnership today which will fortify the offerings of one another.

Most Important Factors For Search Engines

Jul 18, 2006 | 1,286 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Fortune Interactive conducted a by its SEMLogic Technology to determine metrics which were most crucial to the web pages organically ranked on the first page of search results. The key phrase was “laptop” and the search engines Google, Yahoo and MSN.

According to Mike Marshall, Fortune Interactive vice president of technology, “Our research found the range of optimal values for a key metric varies across search engines and the importance of a metric varies even down to the key phrase level.”