When Yahoo notified me of the planned changes a few days before the start of production, the examples in the screenshot that were shown to me in small boxes on the right side of the search results page had paid offers of the Google type. By clicking on the Yellow Pages link at the top of the new Yahoo search results page, the same search was done with information from the Yahoo Yellow Pages. As part of these changes, Yahoo officially introduced a series of “shortcuts”, methods to directly access answers or results with words from search engines. Changes to the Yahoo search results page in October 2001 resulted in the display of only five categories of directories, which over time have been reduced to three categories. Although there are still links to address categories, the lack of emphasis on these links means that the likelihood of traffic being diverted is probably smaller, as explained on the Yahoo Directory page for Search Engine Watch members. Yahoo completed its acquisition of Inktomi in March, much anticipated Inktomi’s search results to replace Google’s as part of the latest changes. Last October, Yahoo made the most important change in the way its search engine has worked since its inception, when it replaced its own, man-made offer with Google robot-based results. The standard search takes place in Yahoo’s web search index, but the tabs on the left side of the page give direct access to the directory, news, gold guides, images and maps. Instead, not only is Google still there, but Yahoo relies even more on it to support, for example, the new image search on Yahoo and the new cache links that are available as part of the search lists on the web. In other cases, you can find the Categories rule in the Within Yahoo section at the top of the results page, as well as when searching for cars. However, another solution for researchers is to simply search the Yellow Pages of Yahoo Search’s homepage from the start. In fact, it is particularly important that the Yahoo race for Google and other search engines does not lead to major restructuring every few months. Whether you search the Yahoo search page or the Yahoo homepage, you will also find new tabs that appear at the top of the search results page. A new page dedicated exclusively to Yahoo has been added so that those who want to ignore all the information from the Yahoo portal and network that overloads the usual Yahoo homepage have the opportunity to search. In general, Yahoo described the recent changes as part of an “evolution” to improve the search service. Ask Jeeves also recently decided to add direct answers to the results, to what it calls “smart answers”, so we can assume that this will be the next major innovation in search engines, as Google adopted the original use of AltaVista tabs.