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Yahoo Search Suggest has launched, a tool that suggest words to search for as you start typing. Yahoo’s not the first to offer this type of feature, but it’s nice to see it come to the service.
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from dannysullivan 2657 Days ago #
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Let’s do links and background! 2004 SurfWax was one of the first search engines to offer a tool where when you start typing, related queries are suggested to you. They called it and put it out there in January 2004. Below, background plus a place to try it on some popular blogs: http://lookahead.surfwax.com/about.html http://lookahead.surfwax.com/LA-Blogs/index.html AOL Pinpoint Shopping also debuted this type of predictive type-and-get-suggestions tool in September 2004. http://www.pinpointshopping.com/ By the end of the year, Google rolled out Google Suggest that worked similarly: http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en 2005 By September 2005, Google Suggest rolled into the Google Toolbar, and Become.com, Snap and Answers.com also gained features like it within their search boxes. Yahoo also rolled out Instant Search in September that made actual results start to appear, not just refinements: http://search.yahoo.com/instant 2006 Yahoo stepped things up by putting Livesearch on its AllTheWeb service in May, where when you start typing, you get results: http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000301.html This got added to the Yahoo Toolbar for Firefox in July 2006: http://www.ysearchblog.com/archives/000324.html Meanwhile, Google Suggest finally made it into a regular Google service, jumping to Google News: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/04/news-suggest-join-forces.html 2007 In May, Ask added suggested queries as part of its Ask3D rollout: http://blog.ask.com/2007/06/our-new-home-pa.html And this year, we also had Google make suggestions the default in China: http://searchengineland.com/070223-093543.php And even get sued that the suggestions might encourage piracy! A court disagreed: http://searchengineland.com/070323-105245.php

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from rustybrick 2657 Days ago #
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Danny, I posted our story at http://searchengineland.com/070712-084921.php

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from tomermolo 2610 Days ago #
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My company developed the first AutoComplete application that displays keyword-related advertisements and RSS feeds as visitors are typing a search query. Please check us out at www.predictad.com Thanks.

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