Yahoo! Mindset • 03.23.10
Some searches are commercial in nature, and some are informational in nature. Major search engines have the ability to distinguish which search queries are more likely to be commercial and which search queries are more likely to be informational.
Search engines can also classify whether they think a particular result is commercial or informational in nature. In the search results, search engines like to show a mix of result types so that they have a greater chance of solving the searchers needs. Yahoo! Mindset is a beta test tool that allows Yahoo! searchers to bias the results toward commercial or informational type resources.
Originally posted 2008-06-18 04:30:17.