Yahoo Shows Slider Between “Shopping” and “Research” Results

Right now, Prabhakar Raghavan is showing a cool slider widget that fliters results in real time giving the fabled second hit of user input into results. This is not new, from what I can tell, but the first time I saw it. Cool….

YahoosliderRight now, Prabhakar Raghavan is showing a cool slider widget that fliters results in real time giving the fabled second hit of user input into results. This is not new, from what I can tell, but the first time I saw it. Cool.

Author: John Battelle

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5 thoughts on “Yahoo Shows Slider Between “Shopping” and “Research” Results”

  1. >Do all searches fit in either research or shopping? Seems slightly limiting….

    Well searches are usually clasifed as one of the following groups:
    navigational (people looking for official sites by thier name, for example eBay is a huge volume navigational search term)
    transactional (shoppingish)
    informational (research)

    surely there are other ways to classify search beyond those, but from what I have seen thusfar those are the main ones that keep showing up in whatever research and whitepapers that try to classify search.

  2. Yes, John it’s been around for several months and is cool. Here’s an overview from its debut on May 27, 2005.
    http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050527-155712

    In the overview you’ll read about a similar tool that Yahoo Shopping has been making available for 2 years called SmartSort. It allows you to manipulate reviews of 9 diff consumer electronic products to find the product that works best for your needs. You can go direct to SmartSort at
    http://shopping.yahoo.com/smartsort

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