Power To The (Local) People…

  • Posted August 15th, 2007 at 10:47 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Local

The team here at Yahoo! Local, the source behind the shortcuts that appear at the top of the search results page when you do searches like “New York, NY restaurants,” rolled out some new features today. We’ve been working on some changes to our Local search capabilities to better utilize the millions of user ratings, reviews and other user-generated content from our community, to ensure their voices are heard loud and clear in your search results. For example, a search for “Romantic French Restaurant, SF,” will deliver the following leader board:

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There are also new opportunities to offer up your opinion and experiences with people in your community with the new Yahoo! Local. In particular, you can now comment on user reviews in addition to reading other people’s and be a part of a vocal and active user community. We hope that the additional opinions and reviews will help make everyday decisions like picking a florist, finding a great day spa and zeroing in on the nearest Starbucks that much easier for you.

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You can check out more details on the new features — ranging from new ways to learn about events to new “My Local” functionality — over at the Yahoo! Local Blog so head there for more detail.

Try it out yourself, update your Yahoo! Local profile and tell us what you think at the Yahoo! Local Suggestion Board.

Brian Gil
Product Manager, Yahoo! Local

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