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Old 09-15-2005   #1
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Yahoo! Instant Search

http://instant.search.yahoo.com/

Pretty cool, a bit flashier then Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" but basically works the same way.

Danny has more at http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050915-000100

It is cool to search on phrases you are number one for.
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Old 09-15-2005   #2
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Only one listing per search? I hate it.
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Old 09-15-2005   #3
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Yahoo and Google

It needs work but it's an interesting start. Needs more than one answer. There is a better feature for Google already called Customize Google. Here is a screenshot:
Customize Google Firefox Extension

You need the Firefox browser first.
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Old 09-15-2005   #4
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I read Danny's post and as far as the ad revenues go and their potential for loss goes, I'm sure they could figure out a way to ajax in the top two ads for every query underneath the first organic result. That might even make them more money if they can make it work, as everybody tries really, really hard to spend more money and be in those top two instant ad results that don't even need the user to go to the effort of clicking on a button.
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Old 09-15-2005   #5
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Not Great for the Lodging Industry

This is not great news for the lodging industry. In most cases, Yahoo Travel appears first in related searches - above the organic listings. That's what's being delivered in the Instant Search, as well. So, even if you are in the top position, Yahoo bumps you out and shows their own online travel agency's listing.
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I typed search engine and Yahoo suggests me...


CNET Search



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Old 09-17-2005   #7
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I'd find the pop-up annoying.

It shows the #1 ranked page for the searchterm typed so far - that's when it pops anything up at all. And, if the searchterm so far is what a person is actually looking for, why not hit Return and get a better choice. It's a flop, imo.
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