Yahoo Monkeys Around with Facebook

    February 26, 2009
    Chris Crum

Facebook features have been added to Yahoo’s list of SearchMonkey apps that the search engine has turned on by default. The others that are available include (via Matt McGee):

– Yahoo Local
– Wikipedia
– Cityseach
– LinkedIn
– Yelp
– Zagat

So how is Facebook integrated into Yahoo Search Results?

You can now add people as friends, give them a poke, send them a message, or view their friends directly from the Yahoo SERP. You can see how it looks here:

Facebook SearchMonkey integration in Yahoo SERPs

Don’t be fooled though, the Chris Crum in the above image is not me. I do not rank for my own Facebook profile. Although the other results below it are all me.

"We care about privacy as much as you do, so you’ll only see results for Facebook users who have enabled their profiles to be publicly searched and viewed," notes a post from the SearchMonkey Team.

There are plenty of other social SearchMonkey apps for you to integrate at your own discretion. You can use apps for StumbleUpon, Delicious, Flickr, etc. Find all he apps here. On the topic of Facebook, find our coverage of their press conference from today here.