Get Local with SearchMonkey

  • Posted October 16th, 2008 at 9:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: SearchMonkey

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’re turning on Citysearch and Zagat SearchMonkey applications for all users. Together with the Yelp and Yahoo! Local Enhanced Results, as well as the Yahoo! Shortcut at the top of the search page, finding local businesses on Yahoo! Search is faster and more intuitive than ever before.

For example, Citysearch’s app provides ratings, hours of operation, addresses and phone numbers for millions of restaurants directly on the search results page. It also includes deep links to each restaurant’s profile, user-generated reviews and a map, so users can get directly to the answer they’re seeking. To see the app in action, try a search for slanted door san francisco or cones new york.

Slanted Door - SF

We’ve also seen the number and quality of applications in the Yahoo! Search Gallery continue to climb and improve. Here are a couple recent additions we particularly like:

Take a look at the recently developed Infobar for TV.com. The app displays the next air date of a television show, user rating, summary of the show, and links to videos, photos and reviews, as well as information about the cast. Try a search for Dancing with the Stars.

tv

Chris Lindsey recently built a great Infobar for Food Network results. It displays some essential info about recipes, like cook time and level of difficulty, and includes a deep link taking users directly to a printer-friendly page. Nice work, Chris!

Food Network

We’re pleased with all of the new apps that have been developed and we’re looking forward to what new ideas and innovations the development community will come up with. If you have any ideas for apps that would improve the search experience or you’ve built something you want to let us know about, add a comment below.

The SearchMonkey Team

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