If you were looking for Yahoo’s comment on Google …. Hold your breath …Yahoo seems to have welcomed Google Instant. In its blog post Back to the Future: Innovation is Alive in Search ; Yahoo! has mentioned that “Instant Feature” was introduced by Yahoo way back in 2005. Yahoo search was ahead of curve at that time. At that time, the search engine guru Danny Sullivan referred to the feature as a “weird one.” For some of the users the feature was too early, and the results were too overwhelming for others, Yahoo! filed patent applications on the feature and continued to build upon and innovate in the search experience.
The blog post is signed by Shashi Seth (Senior Vice President, Yahoo! Search Products); the post also mentioned that the feature was extended further in 2007 with a new tool to anticipate a user’s intended search and to offer suggestions. That technology further evolved as “Yahoo! Search Assist”.
The statement regarding Google Instant is as follows: “the door remains wide open for continued innovation in the search experience. We believe that we are still at the beginning of not only how, but how quickly, search results will be presented.”
We are quite sure that the experiments with the leading search players will benefit the users for sure.
SO, happy with the experiments.. We are awaiting a formal blog post from Bing too! Shall update the blog once we come across such post.
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