Yahoo Launches Significant Search Update

Yahoo has launched a new search interface that more deeply integrates its core properties (Local, Sports, Music, etc.) and implements key new features like a new search assist based on concepts, not just query suggestions. I will have a deeper look soon, but my damn home wifi is down,…

Yahoo has launched a new search interface that more deeply integrates its core properties (Local, Sports, Music, etc.) and implements key new features like a new search assist based on concepts, not just query suggestions. I will have a deeper look soon, but my damn home wifi is down, and I can’t post pictures. I’m working off a Verizon card at the moment… Link.

7 thoughts on “Yahoo Launches Significant Search Update”

  1. I guess on the surface the new Yahoo search looks like Google or MS Live’s interface, but I really like the Search Assist tool (can get a better look at yahoo.com instead of search.yahoo.com) If anything, I think the drop down box is too subtle and new users might be missing it. Overall, nice work.

  2. I’m happy to see Yahoo! getting back into the game. I think the search world could use some creativity. I was pleased to see Ask’s changes a few months ago, but a little disappointed they haven’t caught the public eye a little more. I’m curious whether any changes to web search at this point can have any impact on behavior. It’s funny a few days ago I posted on our blog about Yahoo! getting more click through on search results than Google.

    http://blog.compete.com/http://blog.compete.com/2007/09/26/search-queries-results-yahoo-google-msn-live/

    There’s a lot of complicating factors to my very simply cut of the data but it’s still interesting to see things shifting around a bit.

    Also interesting to Jobs speaking to Yahoo! execs … I always thought of Apple and Google being joined at the hip.

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