Yahoo Search Improves News Injection In Web Results

The Yahoo Search Blog announced they have made “significant enhancements” to how they show news results in the web search results. Yahoo is now showing news results in different positions throughout the web search results, based on their new “News Direct Display (DD)” algorithm. In addition, Yahoo improved how they detect news queries and will show more news boxes in the search results due to that improvement.

For example, a search on spears returns a news box in the middle of Yahoo Search: Yahoo News in Search Results

I decided to see how Yahoo handled a search for Cuil (for more on Cuil, see Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?) and yes, they do show a news result at the top of the listings, just like Google:

Yahoo News in Search Results


Yahoo News in Search Results

Yes, Google ranks as the number one result in the web search results, while Yahoo currently does not – but that is for a different blog post.

Google has also had news results within the different positions of the web search results since they launched Universal Search in May 2007.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Yahoo: News | Yahoo: Search


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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