Brand New Look for Yahoo! Sports Search and News Search

  • Posted April 1st, 2010 at 8:55 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

We are unveiling a new look for Yahoo! Sports Search and News Search today, featuring a new layout, handy new filtering tools, related search suggestions and rich results that help you find what you’re looking for quickly and seamlessly.

New Look for Sports Search Results Page

We’ve packed some great features in the brand new left column on Yahoo! Sports search results pages to help you explore the latest news, commentaries, scores, photos, and videos that matter most to you.

Yahoo! Sports search results page

Since the spring weather has ushered in the professional baseball pre-season, let’s use the New York Yankees as an example. Type team names like “New York Yankees” or player names like “Alex Rodriguez” in the Yahoo! Sports search box and you can filter for photos or videos about the Yankees quickly from the left column. You can also see what’s buzzing on Yahoo! Sports in the Popular Searches section.

Another cool feature in the left column is Related Searches, which features conceptually related topics. For example, when you search for New York Yankees, you can also see information about the team’s main rivals (Boston Red Sox), other professional sports teams in the area (New York Mets and New York Giants) or the team’s fan network (YES network). If you are doing research about stats and players for Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball, be sure to also check out the iPhone apps we just launched today.

In addition to the new tools in the left column, we’ve added new rich sports results on the top of the page. For example, as this year’s NCAA basketball tournament gears up for the final four this weekend, you can keep up with the latest action by searching “ncaa tournament” on Yahoo! Sports. You’ll see NCAA tournament coverage, featuring scores, schedules, brackets, and March Madness news at the top of the search results page.

yahoo sports rich results

New look for Yahoo! News Search Result Page

Many of the new features you see on the new Yahoo! Sports search results page are also now available on the revamped Yahoo! News search results page.

yahoo news search results page

On the left column, you’ll see that we introduced a tool to filter your searches by popular news sources. This new filter is easy to use and lets you see only stories from specific news sources.

You can also use the Filter by Time tool on the left column to narrow the search results by time and see stories published within the last hour, day, or week.  Choose “Past Day” in the news search result page for the query “obama,” you’ll see only results published within the last day. The document count next to the news sources on the left column will update to reflect the number of results published within the last day. Of course, our rich results for news images and news videos are also updated with the past day’s results.

yahoo news search results time filter

Beyond the features on the left column of the Yahoo! News search results page, we are introducing more enhancements in the main results page:

  • Scrollable image results
  • More rich results with enhanced News Topic shortcuts
  • Twitter shortcuts showing the latest relevant tweets about the news topic you’re exploring

yahoo news search results twitter

To see these news search enhancements, try searching for topics like “barack obama” or “health care reform.”

The Yahoo! Search team has been hard at work to revamp our vertical search experiences. This time, we have launched redesigned Yahoo! News search results pages in 12 countries: United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Canada, India, United Kingdom, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

Try these newly redesigned search experiences today by searching on Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! News.  Or go directly to: sports.search.yahoo.com and news.search.yahoo.com.

Arah Cho and Paul Ko
Yahoo! Search

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