Yahoo search results top link is to MDN search results



4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: hoosteeno, Unassigned)


(Blocks: 1 bug)


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


(2 attachments)

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

What happened?
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?
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?
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:

The most relevant result is not that page of search results, but the very first result on that page:
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.
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(kev)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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