Yahoo! rolled out yesterday a new Search Assist feature for their image search. Yahoo’s Search Assist is a feature that gives users recommendations to make their search more specific and return more relevant results.
The new Search Assist feature is two-tiered. The first tier consists of the normal Search Assist recommendations. The second tier displays previews of images you’ll see if you select that specific search phrase. Entering the keyword “bob” into the search bar brings up the following Search Assist results:
So far, I love the feature. I can imagine it will be a huge time-saver when searching for things other than “bob” which returns pretty obvious results. I’ve personally always enjoyed Yahoo’s search interface. I think it is one of the areas it is better than Google (even though Google rolled out their own Search Assist).
Taylor Pratt is a Search Marketing Specialist at nFusion, a results focused marketing agency.