Yahoo! Image Search Update Reminiscent of Visual Search Engines

Visual search engines such as Searchme and Viewzi provide searchers with a graphical preview of web sites, video, and images. In its image search update, Yahoo! appears to be taking a page from these visual search engines by offering a preview page when users click on an image.

Yahoo! says the update also includes the following three features:

  • A search box with search assistance to let you quickly and easily search for more images.
  • More image search results (so you don’t have to hit the back button to see your other options).
  • Suggestions based on queries from other users making similar searches.

Here’s are screenshots from the update. Let us know your reaction to the update in the comments!




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