Yahoo Gives Search Suggestions in “Near Real-Time”

    July 2, 2010
    Chris Crum

Yahoo has enhanced its Yahoo Search Assist tool (the search suggestions that come up when you start typing a query), to provide what Yahoo calls "near real-time" suggestions as you type.

"You probably already use Yahoo! Search Assist to conduct your searches quickly, but now you can get even fresher suggestions, which will be especially useful when there are recent top news or events related to your search topic," says Yahoo Search Senior Product Manager Linda Wang. "With the new suggestion algorithm we’ve launched, you will see near real-time suggestions to help you easily find the freshest content."

Yahoo Realtime search suggestions

"For example, I was wondering which team the Netherlands would be matched with in the World Cup today, so I typed ‘Netherlands vs.’, and the first suggestion is for today’s game," explains Wang. "Clicking on the first suggestion, I was able to see game information right in the search result page."

The near real-time suggestions are available for Yahoo News search in addition to Yahoo Search.


Chris Crum
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