Yahoo! pumps up search with Search Assist
Hot on the tail of Google and Mahalo, Yahoo! aims to help searchers get to where they want faster.
The goal of Yahoo! OneSearch is "to get things done." Now Yahoo! has integrated a little feature called Search Assist.
Yahoo!'s integrated a real time query suggestion tool earlier this year that helped users refine search queries. With the newly launched Search Assist from Yahoo!, they are suggesting formatting for queries and concepts related to the specific search. This is done through better understanding user's intent and providing them with the information they are looking for in one single search.
It's all about bringing users to the content they want faster, and Yahoo! has done a good job at cutting down the time and provided users with search suggestions, and related concepts to do just that.
Yahoo! has also integrated multimedia into search results. Users can now watch video, view images and listen to audio directly within search results without having to leave a results page.
|I like it||64 (35.0%)|
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|Not worth switching from Google||86 (47.0%)|
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