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Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
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Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey
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Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey

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A quick start guide showing how to create two simple Search Monkeys.

A quick start guide showing how to create two simple Search Monkeys.

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  • 1. Starting to Monkey Around With Yahoo! Search Monkey “ You’ll never make a monkey out of me” Neil Crosby (One of Yahoo!’s Monkeys in London)
  • 2. What is Search Monkey?
    • A way to create more interesting Search Results.
    • Enhanced results and Infobar.
    • Enhanced results fit a tight template, infobars can be far more freeform.
  • 3. Some Normal Search Results
  • 4. Monkey Monkey Monkey!
  • 5. Where does the data come from?
    • Microformats
    • RDFa
    • Or pull it in from the page using XSLT
  • 6. My First Monkey
    • Start with something containing microformats.
    • FaceBook’s public profile pages fit the bill.
    • We’ll build a monkey that shows the user’s profile picture.
    • Go to http://developer.search.yahoo.com/
  • 7. Starting your Monkey – Basic Info
    • Name
    • Description
    • Category (for gallery)
    • Icon (really important)
    • Don’t forget to agree to the T&C
  • 8. URLs
    • Use auto-generate first.
    • Then choose specific URL for first field.
    • First URL is used to generate previews in gallery.
  • 9. Data Services
    • We can ignore this for now since we’re using µformats that are built into Search Monkey.
  • 10. Appearance
    • This is where we’ll actually do some work.
    • You must change something from the default here.
  • 11. Using the right hand rail
    • +/- expands/contracts sections.
    • Clicking an item pastes that data into your PHP at the cursor.
  • 12. Making our changes
      • $ret['image']['src'] = Data::get('com.yahoo.uf.hcard/rel:Card/vcard:photo/@resource');
    • And that’s all there is to creating a simple monkey!
  • 13. Let others play with your monkey
    • Once you’re happy with your monkey, share it.
    • Let users add your monkey to their SERPs.
    • Share your source if you want to.
  • 14. Monkey 2: Robotic Monkey of Doom
    • We want a Flickr Monkey that:
      • Shows main/first photo on a page.
      • Includes relevant information about photo.
    • No relevant µformats on the page, so we need some XSLT.
    • Will be slower than pre-spidered µFormats.
    • We need to create a data service.
  • 15. Creating the Data Service
    • Starts the same as a µFormat Monkey does.
    • Basic Info.
    • URLs.
    • Trigger: *.flickr.com/photos/*
    • First test: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevoicewithin/1276763134/
  • 16. Now for some XSLT
    • Scary, but not too scary
    • Be aware of allowable rel values – see documentation .
  • 17. XSLT First Pass
    • We want to extract an image URL and a description.
    • Assume the only page type is the single photo page for now.
    • Use Firebug and/or XPather in Firefox to work out XPaths to our required nodes.
  • 18. XSLT First Pass
    • <?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot;?>
    • <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl=&quot;http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform&quot; version=&quot;1.0&quot;>
    • <xsl:template match=&quot;/&quot;>
    • <adjunctcontainer>
    • <adjunct id=&quot;smid:{$smid}&quot; version=&quot;1.0&quot;>
    • <item rel=&quot;rel:Photo&quot;
    • resource=&quot;{//div[@class='photoImgDiv']/img[@class='reflect']/@src}&quot;>
    • <meta property=&quot;dc:description&quot;>
    • <xsl:value-of select=&quot;//div[@class='photoDescription']&quot;/>
    • </meta>
    • </item>
    • </adjunct>
    • </adjunctcontainer>
    • </xsl:template>
    • </xsl:stylesheet>
  • 19. Save & Refresh
    • Check that we don’t get any errors.
    • Then, back to the homepage.
  • 20. Making our Flickr Monkey
    • Give it a name
    • Trigger: *.flickr.com/photos/*
    • First Test: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thevoicewithin/1276763134/
  • 21. Flickr Monkey Data Services
    • “ Add More Data Services”
    • Because we’re using the same URL trigger for monkey and data source, the source shows up here
  • 22. Flickr Monkey Appearance
    • Point and click info from the data source.
      • $ret['summary'] = Data::get('smid: DATA_SRC_ID /rel:Photo/dc:description');
      • $ret['image']['src'] = Data::get('smid: DATA_SRC_ID /rel:Photo/@resource');
  • 23. But Flickr’s more complex than that!
    • Flickr doesn’t just have individual photo pages under *.flickr.com/photos/*
    • Also has tag, user, set etc pages.
    • We should handle this at our end, so users only have to add one monkey.
  • 24. Enter xsl:choose
    • Allows if-elseif-else statements in XSL.
      • <xsl:choose>
      • <xsl:when test=&quot;some_test&quot;>
      • <item>...</item>
      • </xsl:when>
      • <xsl:when test=&quot;some_other_test&quot;>
      • <item>...</item>
      • </xsl:when>
      • <xsl:otherwise>
      • <item>...</item>
      • </xsl:otherwise>
      • </xsl:choose>
  • 25. Here’s one I made earlier
    • http://gallery.search.yahoo.com/application?smid=w4q.s (source available)
  • 26. And we’re done…
    • There’s lots more you can go away and do.
    • We haven’t even looked at infobars.
    • You can also fiddle with web services.
    • There’s a whole world of opportunity.
    • [email_address]
    • http://developer.search.yahoo.com/
  • 27. Thankyou.
    • Any questions?
    • These slides are available at:
    • http://icanhaz.com/monkeys
      • (redirects to http://www.slideshare.net/neilcrosby/starting-to-monkey-around-with-yahoo-search-monkey/ )

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