Yahoo India Launches local search

yahoo local searchYahoo India has launched the local search engine (public beta launch) and as before, I won’t do a review (as I work for Y!).

So, here is the link: http://local.yahoo.in and here is the plug:

If you are reviewing/blogging about y! local, please linkback and I will feature the most informative-and-candid review here.

The local search is currently available in 4 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Couple of cool features that needs mention:

  • Integration with Maps
    The product is very well integrated with Y! India maps, and map data has been effectively used in the local search. For e.g. if you go to business detail page (like this), you can get driving directions to the business as well- surely increases the relevancy of the product.
  • EssentiaList
    Data is just not fun – what’s really fun is to package it in a usable format. And that’s what Essentalist is all about – a printable ready reckoner for localities.

    Currently, the product offers two type of essentialists for selected localities (for e.g. ‘Moving to Koramangala, Getting Married in Koramangala) and the idea can be easily expanded to several other contexts (and cities).

yahoo india local search

Give Y! Local search a spin and do share your comments.

Interesting Read: Analysis of Local Search Market in India.

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