The Searches of September: Beginnings and Endings

  • Posted September 30th, 2010 at 12:11 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search Trends

September brings the beginning of school, the beginning of autumn, and the beginning of the fall TV season. Here at Yahoo! Search we’ve spent the month serving up answers to questions about all of these …and more. The opening of the school year brought students back to their computers with requests for guidance about everything […]

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Coming Soon: Let Yahoo! Search Entertain You

  • Posted September 16th, 2010 at 10:30 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

At Yahoo! we are constantly enhancing the search experience to help you find answers, discover new content, and get things done online. This fall, we’re making one of our most significant updates to Yahoo! Search to provide new experiences on the search results page and across the Yahoo! network. Today we’re giving you a sneak […]

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Back to the Future: Innovation is Alive in Search

  • Posted September 10th, 2010 at 1:10 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

While many have suggested that innovation in the search experience is waning, we celebrate industry enhancements that build upon past innovation. As reminded by Search Engine Land, the notion of predicting a given user’s intended search was first introduced by Yahoo!’s “Instant Search” feature in 2005. We (and Instant Search) were ahead of the curve, […]

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Helping You Explore New and Engaging Content

  • Posted September 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Earlier last month we told you about our testing of a content exploration module that we call “Infinite Browse” internally. We’ve rolled out the module in the past week and have seen a significant increase in user engagement on news article pages. We’ve improved the design of the module since you’ve seen it in our […]

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Hand-Write Your Searches in Yahoo! Taiwan and Hong Kong

  • Posted September 8th, 2010 at 11:51 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search Tips

Yahoo! Search continues to roll out innovative features to make entering queries easier, and we’ve just added a new feature for the Yahoo! Taiwan (Yahoo! Kimo) and Yahoo! Hong Kong search box. You can now hand-write queries on the writing panel next to the search button in either traditional Chinese or English. Typing search queries […]

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Get Behind the Lens at the MTV VMAs with Yahoo! Search

We’re counting down to find out who will take home a Moon Man at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010. This year, Yahoo! is partnering with MTV to launch “Behind the Lens,” a video hub where you can see this year’s nominated videos with pop-up Flash overlays that help you discover […]

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Yahoo! Search Serves Suggestions Closer to You

  • Posted September 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search, Search Tips

We’re making Search more intuitive by taking user context and applying it to the search experience. Today we are introducing an enhanced Yahoo! Search Assist, providing suggestions geographically closer to you as you type your query.  Sitting here in our Yahoo! headquarters at Sunnyvale, if I type “santa” from Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, California,  I […]

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