Earlier today Yahoo announced a "new service" that provides users with a faster way to find what they're looking for. Yahoo presents: Search Suggest. Well Search Suggest isn't really that new, just new to Yahoo.com.
Here's how it works. When you do a search on Yahoo!, you'll automatically be given suggestions based on what you have typed - as you're typing. So, not only does this limit the number of words you need to type into a query, it may also present similar queries to shorten your searching time and get to what you're looking for quicker. Yahoo actually launched this feature in the Yahoo! Toolbar in Firefox a while back and you can get it directly from the Firefox 2 search box when you select Yahoo! as your search engine.
Try it for yourself. Go to Yahoo and begin typing "seo-space"... according to Yahoo:
The nice thing about the suggestions is that they're not obtrusive, so if you already know what you're searching for, you can overlook the suggestions without them getting in your way...
While I'm not so sure about that as I personally do find them a little obtrusive. Visit the Yahoo Search Blog for more on Yahoo Search Suggest.
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