Yahoo Sets Yelp, LinkedIn, and Yahoo Local SearchMonkey Apps to 'Default On'

Last month, Yahoo launched the SearchMonkey gallery, where searchers can go and add applications to their Yahoo search. Now, Yahoo is making three of those apps automatic for all users.

The Yelp, LinkedIn, and Yahoo Local SearchMonkey apps are now set to 'default on.' The three apps have been part of a test Yahoo conducted where they set the app to default on for select users. Yahoo says they saw click-through rates increase as much as 15% as a result.

Yahoo has also added a sharing feature with the apps, so you can email results to friends.

SearchMonkey, which allows third party developers to develop applications for Yahoo's search product, launched in May.