Hands up if you used Yahoo! in the last 48 hours? Dave? Anybody?
Well if you’re here in Ireland then there’s probably a less than 1 in 10 chance you did. I reckon Google likely has a market share approaching 90% of executed searches on our small island.
Yahoo!’s low market share was in large part due to the fact that the world’s second best known search engine long ago decided that Ireland was better tied to the UK – ‘Yahoo! Uk & Ireland’.
No more it appears, and better still – Assisted Search is now available for Ireland:
Yahoo! Ireland with Assisted Search
That’s yahoo.com from an Irish IP. We also seem to have ie.yahoo.com so we can say goodbye to Yahoo! UK & Ireland.
By the way – Assisted Search is a neat feature that gives you some suggestions and related search queries. You can access it from a drop down below the query box. Try it out – Y! nearly always have the nicest UI features, and haven’t let us down with this interface.
Hopefully it wont take long for Yahoo! central to update their International Page:
Yahoo! International Sites
Still showing Yahoo! UK & Ireland but when you click through you’re on the UK property which no longer lets you filter ‘results from Ireland’
Great news IMO.