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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Video Search Engines

Category: Professional

Yahoo's Video Search (Beta) launched yesterday is similar to AllTheWeb and Altavista, which are Overture businesses, and Overture is a Yahoo! company.

Yahoo's video search should have followed Alltheweb's presentation format.
Alltheweb's video search results are arranged vertically with an image, page title, description, link, time, size, and file format information.

Yahoo's video search results are displayed horizontally. I feel giving a 'vertical' (alltheweb) look and feel to the results will make the video search look different from the image search.

Dogpile's video search presents information vertically without an image or a description. The results are displayed from SingingFish and Yahoo Video.

SingingFish (now a part of AOL) presents results vertically without an image or description. AOL's results are powered by SingingFish with information on category and video quality being the added inputs.

Yahoo's video search should follow Alltheweb's vertical format.
Alltheweb provides a nice look and feel to the video search results.
Yahoo should experiment with the vertical search result format.

An example:
A video search for Sachin Tendulkar on:
Yahoo | Altavista | Alltheweb | Dogpile | SingingFish | AOL