Yahoo Search Tests Images On Right Side Of Search Results

yahoo-logo-2013-clean Yahoo is testing a new user interface for the Yahoo Search results. Rubén reports Yahoo is showing large images on the right hand side panel of the search results for some queries. For example, here is a screen shot of a search for [windows 8] on Yahoo, showing images on the right side of the page: Rubén created a video of this in action: For more details on how to see this yourself, see the All Google Testing blog. Plus, for more tests by Yahoo, see our Yahoo User Interface section. [...]


Yahoo Releases New Search Experience For iOS Devices

yahoo-new-logo-240px Yahoo rolled out a newly designed search experience for iOS users today. According to the company, the new design mirrors the PC search update Yahoo launched earlier this year. Now, instead of the previous Yahoo Search tabs, users on iOS mobile devices will see a navigation bar that disappears when a they begin to scroll. Yahoo says that links on the search page have been optimized so that they are easier to tap, and product images have been enlarged for easier viewing, with new sorting, filtering and viewing options to improve the shopping experience. Other updates include a justified l [...]


Yahoo Image Search Now Serving Up Getty Images For Travel Related Search Queries

yahoo-logo According to today's announcement, Yahoo Image Search has been updated to deliver Getty Images for travel-related searches. When a user performs an image search on a specific place or country, Yahoo will serve up a collection of Getty Images from the location. Users can hover over an image to see details about the photo, or click on the upper-left corner of the image to launch a full-screen slideshow view. [caption id="attachment_166640" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Yahoo Image Search results for Seattle, Washington serves up Getty Images.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_166641" [...]


Yahoo Rolls Out Search Alerts For Web Search, Images & Video

yahoo-logo According to the Yahoo Search Tumblr blog, Yahoo Search Alerts for Web Search, Images and Video launched today. In the same way users can receive alerts for News, Fantasy Sports, Horoscopes, Stocks, Travel Destinations and Weather, the new Yahoo Search Alerts send users email notifications whenever web content, images or videos are posted online related to a user's specified topics. Currently available only in the US, Yahoo confirmed plans to roll-out the new Search Alerts world-wide. [...]


Yahoo Brings Back Flickr/Creative Commons Filtering To Image Search

creative-commons-logo-icon An image search feature that's often used by bloggers and other content producers has found its way back to Yahoo Image Search. The company announced yesterday that its Creative Commons/Flickr search filter is available again, and that it's been expanded to image searches on mobile devices, too. The filter is available at the bottom of the left-hand options menu; clicking "Labeled for Reuse" limits the search results to Flickr images that aren't protected as "All Rights Reserved." This isn't actually a new feature. Yahoo has included Flickr images in image search results since 200 [...]


Yahoo Images With Tiled Design, Latest & HQ Images & Getty Images Deal

yahoo-images-tiles Yahoo has announced some significant changes to their Yahoo Image and Video Search tools. They include a deal with sourcing Getty Images most recent collections plus an upgraded user interface design with added features to Yahoo Image and Video Search. Yahoo & Getty Images Yahoo extended their partnership with Getty Images to add their high quality new Getty Images to the search database. That is more than 20,000 added images every day by Getty Images’ network of photographers added to Yahoo Image Search every day. Yahoo said this will help them deliver "a more timely experience, su [...]


Yahoo Image Search Adds Social Sharing & Continuous Scrolling

Yahoo announced two new features on Yahoo Image Search, social sharing and continuous scrolling. Social Sharing On Images: Yahoo Images enables you to share the images you find on Yahoo Image Search with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, not Google +. When you click on an image result and are taken to the larger image, Yahoo provides two small links for sharing on those networks. The links take your friends to the Yahoo Image Search page, where you can preview the image - it does not take you to the owner (host page) of the image. Continuous Image Scrolling: Yahoo also ann [...]


Yahoo Gives Image Search A New Look

Yahoo's Image Search is sporting a fresh look today that presents the image results in a cleaner, more organized fashion. Do a search and the results page shows all matches in a grid, with each image sized almost uniformly no matter their true dimensions or orientation (horizontal vs. vertical). Each image expands when you hover it. The new layout also includes a series of tabs across the top of the image results, with choices that may include "Top Images," "Latest," "Galleries" and "Facebook." In its announcement today, Yahoo says that the "Latest" tab will show when your searc [...]


Yahoo Rolling Out New “Accordion” Search & Other Features

Yahoo is launching a number of search enhancements this evening that start to deliver on the UI innovation that the company has been promising since the Microsoft search deal was announced. It's part of Yahoo's bid to remain relevant in search by spicing up the user experience and trying to bring more utility to page one. Many of these new features were previewed at the recent "Runway" event last month. The two biggest changes or enhancements that users will immediately notice involve image search and a new "accordion" module at the top of search results (though it doesn't always appear). [...]


Yahoo Redesigns Image & Video Search Pages To Show Trending Results

Yahoo announced they have redesigned the home page for Yahoo Image Search and Yahoo Video Search to include trending search results. The new pages are no longer dull looking, they show up to "five pages of topics that are trending in search," in a sleek black background. You can scroll through the pages manually or turn on the autoscroll feature. As part of this announcement, Yahoo keeps pushing the "engagement" metric saying: Already, we’ve seen double-digit percentage increases in engagement for both image and video search since launching these new homepages, with a 60% increase [...]


Yahoo Adds Travel Photo Tours To Image Search

Image search could use a little organization, especially when you're searching for generic terms like place names -- cities, states, or tourist/geographic attractions. Who wants to browse through a couple million images of Boston to help plan your first visit there? Yahoo is making it easier to virtually tour popular places with what it calls a travel image refiner -- photos of popular destinations are organized in a new left-side column to speed up the search/browse/find process. On a search for Boston, as shown above, Yahoo lists 10 popular destinations within Boston on the left, and [...]


Yahoo Image Search Adds Creative Commons Filter

The Yahoo Search Blog announced they have added a very useful search filter to Yahoo Image Search. The filter is known as the creative commons filter and it allows searchers to find images that can be reused for commercial reasons or that can be modified (remixed, tweaked, or built upon) with restrictions set by the image’s creator. To see the filter, go to Yahoo Image Search and search on something. Then click on "more filters," and more filters will slide down. On the far right is the "Creator allows reuse" option. Here is a picture: This can be a very useful filter for image [...]


Yahoo Enhances Image Previews

Yahoo announced they have enhanced their image previews. Virtually all search engines show you a preview of the image in a framed page set, when you click from the search results on a specific image. Yahoo has taken this one step forward by enhancing that preview page. The enhancements include a search box, additional image results from your previous search and then additional search suggestions. Here is a picture of a search for sunny doodles, one of my favorite treats: Google does something similar, in that they show a preview with a search box, but Google does not show addition [...]


Yahoo Search Adds Additional Image Filter Options

The Yahoo Search Blog announced they have added additional filter options to Yahoo Image Search. You can now filter Yahoo Images by size, color, specific dimensions and even if it is from Flickr or not. For example, a search on grass allows you to click on "More filters." When you click on it, these options all appear. Here is a screen capture: Google recently added the option to filter images by specific dimensions as well. [...]


Yahoo Image Search Adds Search Features

Amit Agarwal reports Yahoo Image Search has added some additional search filters and options. I personally do not see these options when I access Yahoo Image Search, but Amit posted screen captures. The options include the ability to filter by sizes include wallpaper, large, small or even a custom size. You can select black & white and or color, you can select photo or graphic and you can restrict the search to Flickr only or not from Flickr. In related news, Google has exposed additional search options such as the faces feature we covered a while back. Postscript: Yahoo told me t [...]


Google: We Didn’t Censor Aboutrika’s Gaza T-Shirt Photo

Google's Matt Cutts has lent his personal blog to the Google Images search team so they could debunk a rumor that Google censored an image of an Egyptian football player, Mohammad Aboutrika, stripping off his team jersey during the African Cup Of Nations to show a "Sympathize With Gaza" T-shirt underneath. No censoring, says Google -- it was just a problem with Google Images being stale. I can totally believe that explanation. It's just embarrassing that it's the same explanation Google gave when a similar question over Google Images came up in 2004. Over four years later, you'd exp [...]


Yahoo Images Gains Flickr Photos

Yahoo Image Search now contains photos from Yahoo's Flickr photo sharing service, ironically catching Yahoo up to Google, Microsoft and Ask.com -- all of which already included Flickr photos in their respective image search engines. Yahoo blogged about the change: Now when you use Yahoo! Image Search, in addition to the billions of images we crawl from the Web, you've got access to over 300 million images from the amazing community of photographers on Flickr. As noted in both the Yahoo post and Search Engine Journal's story on the integration, Flickr photos shown in Yahoo Image Search ha [...]


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