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Yahoo Turns on Some SearchMonkey Apps: Yelp, Yahoo Local and Linkedin

     
5:02 pm on Aug 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Turns on Some SearchMonkey Apps: [ysearchblog.com]Yelp, Yahoo Local and Linkedin
Today, we're turning on a few of those applications for all users. Now, the Yelp, Yahoo! Local and LinkedIn Enhanced Results will automatically appear in the search results, eliminating the need for users to go into the Search Gallery to add them.
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So is this why the Yahoo Serps appear to be different? So its not an update then?
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The results would only look different for query results pages containing links/listings for the three sites which now have default enhanced treatment (Yelp, Yahoo! Local, LinkedIn).

This is a very good step, since there's very little overall incentive for sites to integrate with Yahoo! SearchMonkey treatment, otherwise.

I have developed a couple of published applications, but I think it's only going to be compelling if there's some chance of having certain apps to be default for all users as they've done now with this first three. As things currently stand, most Yahoo users are probably unlikely to find the Search Gallery and wouldn't immediately understand why they should desire to add the enhancements.

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Ya know, I went to the release party awhile back, and got to see them demo it, but something just occured to me last night..
codemonkey, one that does code work, not high speed low drag, but the more tedious boring stuff, easily outsourced...
searchmonkey: make the webmasters customize the search results instead of yahoo incoporating the changes...
yeah, its great for site search, but what practicality does it have?
Include it in the yahoo serps, like google includes theirs... and maybe they will get somewhere...
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jgold454 It's looking like an update to me...