Yahoo starts search engine “make over”, looks to reclaim the #1 spot

Today, Google and Bing, easily enjoy the position of #1 and #2 search engines respectively in the web world. But here comes the challenge. And it comes from none other than Yahoo!, the former #1 search engine, who has shown its intention to go for a complete “makeover” and come up with interesting changes.

Yesterday, through a post on its official Tumblr blog, Yahoo announced a new, modern design for web search that puts results on front and center. You can just compare below, Yahoo Search, before and after.

Yahoo Search Engine

Revealing that this is just the first change, Yahoo Search vice president Laurie Mann mentioned

“When it comes to search, nothing should stand between you and your results. That’s why we’ve placed search results higher on the page. And thanks to some under-the-hood performance improvements, many of you will notice that the page also loads faster. We’re also introducing a new navigation bar at the top of the page so you can easily browse other Yahoo! sites. Over time, we’ll be rolling out the navigation bar across more Yahoo! Properties”.

If you observe the changes made in the search result page you fill find the design in line with the new homepage.

Yahoo Search Engine

Yahoo has shown aggression off late

Currently, Google and Bing, dominate search engine market having a share of 67% and 18 respectively. However off late there are enough indications from Yahoo to penetrate its opponents market by coming up with aggressive changes and modification. Recently, it bought shutdown of old Classic mail asking users to upgrade to the new Yahoo mail with automatic content scanning.

Also having former Google executive, Marissa Mayer working as its chief executive, Yahoo certainly would know how to make it tough against Google and Bing.

So, with all  the recent design changes, would you switch to Yahoo search engine?

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Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.