A Guide to Using Yahoo SearchMonkey David Berkowitz Blog: MarketersStudio.com June 2008
Prelude: The Promise of SearchMonkey <ul><li>Publishers create plug-ins to enhance search results on Yahoo </li></ul><ul><...
Adding SearchMonkey Enhancements: A Step-by-Step User Guide
1) Gallery Welcome Screen
2) Review Plug-In Gallery ~40 enhancements currently live
3) Check Plug-In ~40 enhancements currently live
4) Click Blue “Add” Button
5) Click Yellow “Add” Button Yes, two buttons – same purpose, different colors
6) Click “Save”   Because clicking “add” twice won’t save it - really
7) Repeat, or Try It Out Really, do you want to go through that again?
Before: Plain Ol’ Results Note the LinkedIn listing, 2 nd  result (on page 2)
After: Result Enhancement Nirvana Your search results just got much more handsome
Parting Thoughts <ul><li>Few users will go through the trouble to enhance their search listings this way </li></ul><ul><li...
Contact David Berkowitz <ul><li>Blog:  MarketersStudio.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @ davidberkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>L...
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A guide to using Yahoo SearchMoneky, with a review of some usability pitfalls

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Yahoo Searchmonkey David Berkowitz Final

  1. A Guide to Using Yahoo SearchMonkey David Berkowitz Blog: MarketersStudio.com June 2008
  2. Prelude: The Promise of SearchMonkey <ul><li>Publishers create plug-ins to enhance search results on Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Users select the plug-ins they want from a gallery </li></ul><ul><li>When logged in, the plug-ins bring even more utility to the search results </li></ul>
  3. Adding SearchMonkey Enhancements: A Step-by-Step User Guide
  4. 1) Gallery Welcome Screen
  5. 2) Review Plug-In Gallery ~40 enhancements currently live
  6. 3) Check Plug-In ~40 enhancements currently live
  7. 4) Click Blue “Add” Button
  8. 5) Click Yellow “Add” Button Yes, two buttons – same purpose, different colors
  9. 6) Click “Save” Because clicking “add” twice won’t save it - really
  10. 7) Repeat, or Try It Out Really, do you want to go through that again?
  11. Before: Plain Ol’ Results Note the LinkedIn listing, 2 nd result (on page 2)
  12. After: Result Enhancement Nirvana Your search results just got much more handsome
  13. Parting Thoughts <ul><li>Few users will go through the trouble to enhance their search listings this way </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo needs to make improvements for the users; that’s why it gets paid the big bucks </li></ul><ul><li>For users who try out SearchMonkey, it’s an overly complicated process to get it to work </li></ul><ul><li>Once enhancements are added though, the search results are much better </li></ul>
  14. Contact David Berkowitz <ul><li>Blog: MarketersStudio.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @ davidberkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dberkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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