Yahoo search results top link is to MDN search results

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
4 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: hoosteeno, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [specification][type:bug])

Attachments

(2 attachments)

What did you do?
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1. Set up Yahoo! as default search provider in Firefox
2. Use browser search to search for "css font color"


What happened?
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The top result (from MDN) is a widget; its top link is to a page of MDN search results. This makes it seem like the most relevant, highest-weighted search result. But it's not: People looking for "css font color" want search results about that linking to pages about that -- not search results about that linking to pages of search results about that.

What should have happened?
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The MDN search results link should not be presented as the most relevant/likely link. It should be pushed to the bottom of the widget or somehow de-emphasized. 

Is there anything else we should know?
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See 2 attachments for an illustration. The first shows how this "more results" feature appears in Yahoo search results, and the second shows how the "more results" feature appears in a competitor's search results. The key difference is how prominent "more results" link is.
Created attachment 8585033 [details]
Yahoo search result widget showing MDN results.
Created attachment 8585034 [details]
A different search results widget showing "more results" at the bottom
In comment 1, the top result (which uses a larger font than the others) links to this page:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/search?q=css%20background%20color

The most relevant result is not that page of search results, but the very first result on that page:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/background-color
Kev, is this something you can help with?
Blocks: 1140004
Flags: needinfo?(kev)
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Search

Comment 5

3 years ago
MDN results were removed waaaaaay back, so marking this as WFM.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(kev)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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