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Before opinions are established, it needs to be mentioned. Yahoo Search Direct is not Google Instant. So let's not jump to conclusions; not all instant search is equal. This is what Yahoo wants us to believe. However, looking at this objectively, is Yahoo simply late to the game and doesn't want to admit it?

If you want to give Yahoo Search Direct a go, you can find the service here. After putting the services through its paces, I'm willing to say they have differentiated it from Google Instant. However, the results are still provided instantly, so the comparisons to Google Instant are inevitable.

What I find most interesting about Yahoo Search Direct is how it diverts people from the search results page. Instead of simply updating the results page in real time, Yahoo's tool provides you the top three results of the suggested terms in the drop down search bar.

I actually prefer Yahoo's system. Although I can turn Google Instant on or off, I can ignore Yahoo Search Direct from the outset. My major complaint with Yahoo's system is the suggestion list is too long. Searching for Elizabeth Taylor (R.I.P.), I was met with some pretty odd suggestions. It appears Yahoo wants to present results from various sub-areas on their site. For Elizabeth Taylor, there's a Yahoo Local suggesstion for someone of that name which features their address and phone number. Not exactly what most people are looking for when they're searching for the actress.

Another interesting notion I developed during my time with Search Direct, is how Yahoo's system doesn't feature any sponsored results. Compared to Google, Yahoo provides less paid search results and with zero being featured in their tool it doesn't bode well for their revenue stream coming from those ads.

People might make a big deal out of Yahoo implementing this idea after Google Instant, but it really doesn't matter. With some tweaks, and clean-ups, I think Search Direct could become a tool I would actually use. Considering I turn Google Instant off, it already has a head start in that regard.

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