Yahoo Search Shortcuts



I haven’t used yahoo search too much in quite a while, but there is an interesting post in their search blog about Yahoo Shortcuts. An example is typing in !ebay lamps takes you to ebay.com and searches for lamps. (Part of me is asking, why not just go to ebay and search for lamps??? – but there are some interesting uses for this within a toolbar – I can imagine it would get you there a step or two more quickly.)


It is interesting though that you can create your own custom shortcuts. A tutorial on creating an open shortcut is here. The first link above gave a list of various shortcuts, (weather, traffic, pricing, etc.) It’s a bonus to be able to create your own shortcuts in that context. That has some interesting possibilities.

You can get a list of existing shortcuts (to be used in the form of !shortcutname searchterm) by searching yahoo for !list and it will show the global and custom shortcuts in the system. !wiki term takes you to an english language wiki search for the term.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Interesting problem In doing a routine Google for my name... I ran across a website which has my email address and too many others to count in a plain text file. The site is configured to allow browsing of all files/folders and the text file claims to be 1 of 2, and......
  • Google Moon For some time now, I've used Google Maps fairly extensively. I love the ability to drag the street maps around and the inclusion of Satellite imagery has been absolutely fantastic and at the same time a bit scary. Of course there's the ability to do local searches on the map......
  • Can I have more than One Antivirus Program? This is a question I see quite a bit... in fact I just saw this questoin while browsing the web. Generally it's NOT a good idea to have more than one antivirus program. Given the low level system access that antivirus software needs to have it can interfere with correctly......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Will Certainly Link Wheel Packages Work With Most Up-to-date Search Engines Calculations? linkwheelIn today's SEO globe a lot of people might have learned about the title Link wheels and could have utilized Link wheel Companies from numerous companies.  In fact Search engines carries a keen eye about these kind of tires within this internet planet.  Many are not aware of exactly why......
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Yahoo! Search Marketing Yahoo! Search marketing is a great way to drive traffic to your website, and the best part is it gives results if you get it right. Presently, the competition on pay per click advertising is very stiff; however, the competition differs from one company to another. If, for instance, you......
  • Local SEOs Importance To Church Marketing Part 2 In first part of this part article, Local search engine optimizations Significance To Church Advertising Half 1, I talked a bit about what native search and local web optimization is. To summarize, native search is either searching in the main search engines like google using native modifiers, (e.g. churches in......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site