Yahoo Announces a Challenge for Webmasters, Bloggers, and Web Developers

This morning Yahoo launched the YQ Challenge to find the “most innovative” implementations of their YQ contextual search platform.

Yahoo launched YQ in beta earlier this year.

What criteria will Yahoo use to judge the contest?

* Relevance: How effectively have you set context so that YQ produces results with maximum relevance?
* Prominence: How prominent is the placement of YQ on your site?
* Placement: How creative and intuitive are the placements of YQ icons on your site?
* Usefulness: To what degree does YQ enhance the overall user experience on your site?

The winner of the YQ Challenge receives $5000. Second place receives $2500. $1000 for third.

This FAQ has more info. The deadline for submitting entries is June 19th.

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