Thursday, February 28, 2008

Yahoo To Announce New Search Platform

Yahoo is making its search better in order to compete with Google. After a revamp on the search last year(improvement on search result and new "Search Assist" feature), Yahoo is set to continue enhancement on its search with a new platform. Yahoo will soon provide more relevant information in images, reviews, addresses, and more you can think of in addition to the current search results(title, description, and URL). The new open search platform will allow third-parties to create apps for websites that can insert additional relevant information.
Example site like Yelp has added rating, contact information, additional links like reviews and photos to the particular Yahoo search.

Sample of Yahoo new search