Yahoo revamps its search results layout to compete with Google and Bing

A long time ago, Yahoo was the first place web surfers checked out to search for things on the Internet. Today, Yahoo is currently the third most used search site in the US, well behind Google and also behind Microsoft's Bing.com.

Today, Yahoo announced it has launched a revamp of how search results are displayed on its web page. In a post on its official Tumblr blog, Yahoo said that the new look allows for those results to be posted higher on the page compared to the old design. There's also been some performance improvements made on the back end that should allow search results to load faster.  Yahoo added:

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.

Yahoo claims this is just the first step in a series of improvements it will be making to its search section and that more changes will be made in the months to come. Yahoo is currently in the middle of a 10 year agreement to use Microsoft's Bing engine to power its search results, although there are rumors Yahoo would like to get out of that Microsoft-Bing contract before the 10 year deadline comes up.

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