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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Articles by Brian Smith

  1. A Closer Look at Yahoo Shortcuts

    Continuing our four-part series on the special information sections creeping into general search results, today we take a look at Yahoo Shortcuts.

  2. Smarter Launches Visual Search

    Seems that just last week I mentioned a shopping comparison engine launching a color search feature. Well, this week it's Smarter's turn to take the colorful spotlight. Smarter.com today launched visual search. Visual search can be found by...

  3. SideStep Buys TravelPost

    SideStep acquired TravelPost for a combination of cash and stock. TravelPost will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SideStep. According to the press release, "TravelPost.com has grown into a leading source for unbiased user-generated hotel...

  4. Become Adds Color Search

    Become follows Etsy and Shopwiki in adding a search by color feature. Once consumers perform a shopping (as opposed to research) search, "a Color Search bar appears at the top right of the results page. Users can mouse over the color they desire...

  5. A Closer Look at Ask's Smart Answers

    Ask.com has truly differentiated itself with the "Smart Answers" it returns for thousands of queries, offering facts, images and targeted links that respond directly to a searcher's information need.

  6. Why IAC's Pronto Will Succeed: Partnership With Ask

    There are many reasons to like Pronto among the many crawler based shopping search engines: - Comprehensiveness (read last week's press release) - Upcoming features that provide a better user experience - Monetization through an ad system not...

  7. Update On Coupon Shortcut, Yahoo Adds Cheap Shortcut

    Last week I told you about Yahoo's new Coupon Shortcut. In that post, I said that the comments on Adam Viener's Revenews post seem to suggest that Coupon Cabin is providing the coupon codes, but Chris Saito of Yahoo! Shopping told me that...

  8. Yahoo Adds Coupon Shortcut, Making Finding Coupons Easy

    Adam Viener of ReveNews.com discovered a Yahoo! Shortcut which gives searchers quick and easy access to coupon codes. Adam highlighted a search for kodak gallery coupon codes. Here are some other examples: circuit city coupon, vistaprint...

  9. Become.com Launches Search Zoom Filtering Feature

    No longer do you have to weed through hundreds or thousands of search results to find a discussion forum or product specs for Aston Martin's Vanquish. With Become, you can search for 'Aston Martin Vanquish' or any other product and then filter...

  10. Zillow Partners With Yahoo!

    Zillow, the real estate wunderkind, announced a partnership with Yahoo! in which Zillow's Zestimates (home value estimates) will show up on Yahoo! search result pages as a Shortcut. Here's the result for 'home values' on Yahoo!. Zillow will...

  11. Kayak Launches $10m Ad Campaign - Includes TV

    Kayak, the travel search engine, today launched a $10m advertising campaign with a HUGE offline component. The TV commercials are fun, creative, and potentially viral. It's no coincidence that the spots can also be found on Kayak.com and...

  12. Smarter.com Updates Site

    Smarter.com made 4 major changes to its website. The company introduced a new design, new ranking methodology, clustering beta, and limited crawling. While Smarter is one of the little guys in the shopping comparison engine industry...

  13. Data Feed Submission To Google Base

    I spent 3.5 hours Saturday night creating and lightly optimizing a completely new data feed (or bulk upload) to get PersonalProtectionStore's home security products up and running on Google Base. PersonalProtectionStore uses Yahoo! Merchant...