Weather Report: Yahoo! Search Index Update

  • Posted February 27th, 2009 at 4:31 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Weather Report

We’ve rolled out some changes to our index with fresh web data and updates to our crawling, indexing, and ranking algorithms over the last few days. We have had two updates since last November: one in December, 2008, and another in late January this year. We expect the update will be completed very soon. Throughout […]

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Let SearchMonkey Feed Your Facebook Addiction

  • Posted February 26th, 2009 at 8:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: SearchMonkey

Starting today, Facebook enhanced results will automatically appear in search results. This means users can add a friend, poke, send a message, and view a person’s friends from the deep links on the search results page. Facebook shared the structured data for this SearchMonkey app by adding semantic markup to their public profile pages. Here’s […]

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Get Ready for the Oscars with Yahoo! Image Search

The Oscars are one of our favorite times of year at Yahoo! Image Search. Our fascination with movies, celebrities, and red carpet fashion actually can be passed off as work! For the 81st Academy Awards, we are rolling out a new image carousel in Yahoo! Image Search so you can find some of the newest, […]

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Five Years of Yahoo! Search

Five years ago today, Yahoo! launched its own search engine. Since then, we’ve introduced a host of new features, vastly improved the relevance of both our algorithmic and sponsored results, and learned some important lessons. Search technology is still in its infancy, and there are limitless opportunities for innovation. Since big anniversaries only come so […]

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Time to Say Goodbye to Yahoo! MyWeb

Back in 2005, we launched Yahoo! MyWeb with the goal to help our users save valuable information they discover on the Web. As we have continued to innovate with the 2.0 release of Delicious and the upgraded Yahoo! Bookmarks, we saw that MyWeb users’ needs are being served by our newer products. To streamline our […]

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Fighting Duplication: Adding more arrows to your quiver

  • Posted February 12th, 2009 at 12:29 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search, Search Tips

Avoiding duplicates in the search engine index has consistently been a key concern we’ve heard from webmasters and site owners. Over the last few years, we have made significant strides in finding duplicates in our crawler and index algorithmically and provided webmasters with better tools for controlling these. Today we are announcing our support for […]

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BOSS Update: Open Monetization, Pricing, Structured Data, and More

  • Posted February 11th, 2009 at 8:49 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: BOSS

Today, we’re announcing a handful of new features for Yahoo! Search BOSS as well as important updates on our terms of service and pricing. Three New Features Perhaps the most important component of what we’re releasing today is access to SearchMonkey structured data through the BOSS API. The primary way in which SearchMonkey acquires structured […]

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Yahoo! oneSearch Shortcut: Now with Auto-locate, Improved Search Assist, and Windows Mobile Client

  • Posted February 9th, 2009 at 12:02 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Mobile, Search

The Yahoo! Mobile team works every day to make mobile search faster, easier, and more relevant for millions of Yahoo! oneSearch users worldwide. Today we’re launching several new features for the Yahoo! oneSearch Shortcut, including an auto-locate feature that uses cell tower triangulation and Wi-Fi to detect the user’s location, enhanced Search Assist that incorporates […]

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Hitting the Road for SMX West

The title may be a bit dramatic since we can pretty much see the conference venue for SMX West from our building, but we’re excited to be there nonetheless! Yahoos will be sitting on a handful of panels, so stop by and learn what we’re up to. Tuesday, February 10 Time: 10:45 am – noon […]

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Search Pad: Making Online Research Easier

  • Posted February 4th, 2009 at 9:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

If you’ve ever used a search engine as a tool to help plan a vacation, research a purchase, or find health information on an illness, you know how difficult it is to keep track of the relevant websites and notes you find. Today, we are testing a new feature called Search PadTM to help users […]

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