Ask.com has opened access to a new version of its search called Askx.com. Although all of the search results themselves appear to be the same as their existing offering, Askx.com offers a new three panel approach to searching web sites, images, news and videos:
Left panel provides you with your search control, offering the quintessential search form as well as quick links (or suggestions) for narrowing or widening your search.
Middle panel displays the results of your search in a clean and easy to read format. Along with tools to quickly preview sites and save sites to “MyStuff”.
Right panel offers a preview of other types of search results including images, news, video and more.
The slick new interface, devoid of both unneccessary graphic elements and large blocks of advertisement, is easy to use and a breath of fresh air.
Did you know that you can quickly add a Yahoo Map link to your website, allowing your site’s visitors to easily locate you or your business? To add a Yahoo Map link to your website, just follow the simple steps below:
1. Open a web browser window and go to http://maps.yahoo.com/ .
2. If you see a link near the top right corner of the window labelled “Dial-up Map (Original)”, you will need to click that link before proceeding. Otherwise, proceed to step 3.
3. Enter the complete address (with city, state, and zip code) for your map location and click the ‘Get Map’ button. For example, to create a map to the White House in Washington, DC, the address would be entered as follows: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500
4. The browser window should then refresh, loading the map for your location. At the top of the map , you should see links titled “Printable Version”, “Email Map” and “Link to this Map”. Click the link titled “Link to this Map”.
5. The window will again refresh. Under step 2, click in the box labeled “Map” and select all of the text (HTML code) within the box (use Control-A on Windows computers or Command-A on Macs), then Copy that code (Control-C on Windows, or Command-C on Macs). The code you are copying will look something like the following:
-77.037223&zoomin=yes&BFKey=&mag=2″> Map of 1600 P
ennsylvania Ave Nw<br>Washington, DC 20500-0003</a>
6. Open a new browser window (keep the map window open in case you need to go back to it and Copy again) and log in to your WebSpawner webpage account at http://www.webspawner.com/login.html . Select your desired page and click the ‘Modify’ button. Scroll down to the ‘Body Text’ step and click in the box, then Paste the copied code (Control-V on Windows, or Command-V on Mac).
Be sure to complete the modification process by clicking ‘Continue’ at the bottom of the form, and then click ‘I Like It’ at the page preview to save and publish your changes. Your site will then contain a text link which your site’s visitors can click to see your Yahoo map!