Friday, September 16th, 2005

Yahoo! Instant Search

Category: LiveSearch

Yahoo! has released an Instant Search Beta that searches via Ajax as you type.

It differs from Google Suggest in that it isn’t queries that are shown, but actual search results.

When I played with it, it was a little hard to know when it was going off and doing things, and the results were average and too few.

Why feel lucky when you can be right? With Instant Search, find the information you want — without even hitting the search button. Results instantly appear for Yahoo! Shortcuts and common searches.


Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:03 am

2.8 rating from 8 votes


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Comment by HackAnon — September 16, 2005

I agree, this is a pretty weak tool so far, didn’t seem to work as expected. But it is a nice way to see where “I’m feeling luck” would take you before you commit. It reminds of how I wish work on the Google Keyboard Shortcuts lab project would have continued, I loved using that!

Comment by weedmansteve — September 16, 2005

I am not impressed. The interface is as simple as it can get, but not intuitive. We did something similar with the Google web service (and you guys actually blogged about it) –


Comment by Terry Nisenbaum — September 16, 2005

Is it just me or does it not like Firefox much?

Comment by Josh Mock — October 4, 2005

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