nicolas leroy

New shopping shortcuts in Yahoo! Search

August 25, 2007

Yahoo! has recently released new shopping shortcuts in their US web search. Read on Yahoo! Search Blog:

If you happen to be contemplating your next electronics purchase, I can tell you first-hand that it can be a research-intensive exercise. I was recently tasked with helping select a laptop for my sister who’s starting college in the next few weeks. I plugged in the search term ‘laptops‘ and got the bulk of my research underway.

After reading some user reviews and comparing model specs, my sister and I agreed that a MacBook was the best choice for her. She loves it! If you have some back-to-school shopping as well, or just crave a new toy, try searching for ‘digital cameras,’ ‘cell phones‘ or ‘mp3 players.’

Indeed, this addition to Yahoo! Web Search is pretty useful and well-executed. You get a lot of shopping-related information in a very compact display: top brands, most popular products and buying guides. If you want to know more, you have direct links to Yahoo! Shopping and Yahoo! Tech pages.

Apparently, this shortcut is only supported for consumer electronics oriented queries at this time.