According to the Yahoo Search blog, since launching SearchMonkey last May and Yahoo! Search BOSS last July, impressive strides have been made for both applications. BOSS is now serving 30 million queries a day, and SearchMonkey is currently live in 23 markets around the world.
SearchMonkey has a most impressive rack record, with a staggering 70 million enhanced SearchMonkey results viewed by users every day. Site owners have seen a more than 15% increase when testing SearchMonkey results over non SearchMonkey results. 200 people enter the developer tool and start creating an application each day, 15,000 plus developers have registered to build applications, and have over 400 applications available for use in galleries. Moreover, RDFa structured data driven by SearchMonkey has increased by 413% since October, 2008.
As for BOSS, there have been key updates which have allowed developers to monetize through third-party platforms. There is also access to SearchMonkey structured data. The BOSS API is expected to hit 1 billion monthly queries in May, not including the volume from traditional Yahoo Search syndication. This is over triple the queries served just six months ago, and ranks ahead of the combined searches on Ask and Facebook, and just behind Microsoft (according to comScore qSearch April 2009).
Larry Cornett, Vice President, Consumer Products, Yahoo! Search, says:
In the coming months with SearchMonkey, we will be driving efforts toward increasing structured data on the Web, more uses for existing structured data, and easier ways to display enhanced results for some data types. We’ll throw in a little fun, too, with some open customization of the Yahoo! Search results page. With BOSS, you can look forward to more specialized searches that will help consumers reach their content more easily than ever. We want to extend our thanks to the developer communities within both SearchMonkey and BOSS and to partners including Facebook, Yelp, and LinkedIn, for joining us in our efforts to make search richer and more open, and for helping us reach these milestones.