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Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
12 years ago2,602 views

This is actually pretty cool...Yahoo has added a "search assist" feature to their search box on the main page and results pages. Basically, there's a dropdown list of suggestions, and if you type a partial search term and hesitate/pause, the dropdown expands to give autocomplete options. Once you have results the dropdown can also give suggestions of related terms to your search.

See what happened when I typed just "blogoscope" and paused:


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You can see even the term "philipp lenssen's google blogoscoped" appears, so it looks like it searches page titles/descriptions and can find your partial term in the middle of a phrase.

And the related terms on the results page:


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(Via techcrunch: techcrunch.com/2007/10/01/yaho ...)

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #


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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yahoo blogoscoped it listed!!!


lh3.google.com/xuanjames/Rhau1 ...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Haha, nice :)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Although interestingly, Yahoo! still doesn't point to blogoscoped for "philipp lenssen".

Also, It seems that the new Live.com search did improve its rankings and as Blogoscoped.com didn't show up on the first page for "philipp lenssen", and now its first :)

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Martin: That's odd, I searched "philipp lenssen" (without the quotes) on Yahoo, and the first result is blogoscoped.com. And in the suggestions, "philipp lenssen's google blogoscoped" was the 5th in the list.

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