LinkedIn Enhancement on Yahoo Search Results

Posted on October 27, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

A few days ago I noticed something different when searching a colleague name on Yahoo. This colleague had a LinkedIn online profile, and I saw his image and current position on the search results page. The first thing I did is to search my own name on Yahoo to see if the change was applied to my profile also. Here is the result I got:

Ehud Drezner on Yahoo

Ehud Drezner on Yahoo

After some investigating I found out that this search result presentation is part of Yahoo’s SearchMonkey technology which lets websites determine how they want to present their search results. Any website can do this (in several ways) but Yahoo only chose few websites including LinkedIn to implement in their search results pages. You can watch the short overview video on SearchMonkey to see some examples.

I think this is a very cool feature that will surely enhance the user experience when performing a name search.

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