The new Yahoo! Search offers these services and tools to help you find whatever you're looking for, faster and easier than ever.
Yahoo offers the following different types of searches:
Yahoo uses a powerful search algorithm powered by its crawler, Yahoo Slurp, to list webpages related to keywords entered by the user.
This section is used to search for news stories, pictures, and audio/video.
The Yahoo image search is used find photos and illustrations from all over the Web. It lists images by crawling the image src tag and lists them.
It lists webpages from the yahoo directory, related to keywords entered by the user
Yellow Pages Search:
It is used to search for local businesses serving a particular area.
This search is used to find product reviews and prices on the web.
• Try to use specific words rather than general words. For example: If you are searching for the history of books, use “history of books” rather than “books”.
• Avoid using words with more than one meaning.
• For including and excluding words, use + and -.
• You can also use logical words like OR, AND.
• To search for an exact prase, include quotation marks.
Search Meta Words
Here is a list of special keywords that give you results unique to that special keyword instruction. You can enter these Meta words directly into the Yahoo! Search box.
• site: this allows one to find all documents within a particular domain and all it's subdomains.
• hostname: this allows one to find all documents from a particular host only.
• link: this allows one to find documents that link to a particular url.
Example: link:http://www. searchenginegenie.com/
• url: this alllows one to find a specific document in yahoo’s index.
Example: url:http://www. searchenginegenie.com/links.html
• inurl: this allows one to find a specific keyword as part of indexed urls.
• intitle: this allows one to find a specific keyword as part of the indexed titles.
Yahoo purchased Overture (the leading Pay Per Click provider) in the middle of 2003. By purchasing Overture, Yahoo now owns AltaVista and AllTheWeb (which were purchased by Overture earlier in the same year). By February 2004, Yahoo stopped showing Google results on their SERPs( Search Engine Result Pages) and started using results based on their own database. The search results were now powered not only by Yahoo’s algorithm, but also by technologies from AltaVista, AllTheWeb and Inktomi.