This week Yahoo officially took the covers off its latest innovation in search with the launch of the Yahoo! Search Gallery. We’re proud to announce that Trulia has developed our own search enhancement application that adds color and content to Trulia search results on Yahoo!
With Yahoo!’s program (called “SearchMonkey”), website developers can create applications that enhance the search results on Yahoo!. Users add the enhancements they want from the gallery and, when they search on Yahoo!, they will see the enhanced results from those applications.
With the Trulia SearchMonkey application, users see photos, links to other relevant parts of Trulia and some additional information for certain pages directly in Yahoo! search. To add our enhancement from the Yahoo! Search Gallery page, click to Add Enhanced Results and then click to Try it out in Yahoo! Search.
Here’s an example of how it works: when you search on Yahoo for “Miami homes for sale”, the Trulia page for Miami real estate appears in the results. If you’ve added the Trulia SeachMonkey enhancement, you will see additional information for our page: a picture of the Miami skyline and links to pages on Trulia about Miami – Homes For Sale, Miami Stats and Trends, Miami Voices and Recently Sold Homes in Miami. This is great information that makes it easier for you to find exactly what you’re searching for!
You can see another example for the Trulia SearchMonkey enhancement by searching for “Trulia”.
The Trulia enhancement is another example of how we’re trying to improve the real estate search experience for our users and push the technology envelope through innovation. Even if you don’t use Yahoo! as your search engine, it’s definitely worth adding the Trulia SearchMonkey enhancement and giving it a spin. We’re anxious to hear your feedback!