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I’ve just updated the template for my individual post pages to include Y!Q, which I wrote about on the Yahoo Search blog.

Here’s a screenshot:

The results are pretty good in that one, huh?

Adding Y!Q to your site is easy. If you’re using MovableType, adding something like this to your template will give you what I’ve got on mine, using the post title as the “context” for the Y!Q search.

First, in the document head:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"
src="http://yq.search.yahoo.com/javascript/yq.js">
</script>

Then, where you want the link:

<p>
<form class="yq" action="http://yq.search.yahoo.com/search"
&nbsp&nbsp method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="context" value="<$MTEntryTitle$>" />
<div class="yqact">
<input class="yqbt" type="submit"
&nbsp&nbsp value="Possibly Related Stuff"
&nbsp&nbsp onclick="return activateYQ(this)" />
</div>
</form>
</p>

However, it now occurs to me that I won’t know if anyone finds this useful. Well, I suppose I could get a torrent of “thanks for adding Y!Q” emails, but let’s be realistic. Since I’m not getting any click data back from Y!Q, how do I decide if I (as a publisher) should keep it?

Any ideas? I’ll feed ‘em back to the Y!Q team.

Also, here are a few other blogs sporting Y!Q that I’ve seen: Russell Beattie, Rasmus Lerdorf’s Toys, and JR Conlin. Oh, and Matt is deconstructing Y!Q.

Now I should probably do the same over on the Yahoo Search blog, huh? Someone rightfully accused us/me of not eating our dog food.

Updated to include the script/head stuff I forgot the first time.

Jeremy Zawodny is the author of the popular Jeremy Zawodny’s blog. Jeremy is part of the Yahoo search team and frequently posts in the Yahoo! Search blog as well.

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Y!Q on my blog…
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