Yahoo! Search BOSS received Blog Search Beta announced Rahul Hampole, Yahoo! Search BOSS team. Here's what's new:
- Custom blog index
Developers looking for a blog search API often find the APIs that do exist are providing a variation of a web index. "Yahoo! developed a custom blog index where the relevancy is specifically tuned for blogs. This allows us to provide you a wealth of data such as the provider, the author, date of post and in certain cases, contextually relevant terms associated with the article," explains Hampole.
- Complex queries
"Web indices used for blog search cannot provide the complex functionality that developers demand. Developers can now make that exact query on BOSS and build a rich powerful application. As always, BOSS developers get maximum flexibility on the display of this data."
If you are thinking to use it, it will cost you $0.10 for 1000 queries.
Can I show Ads and make money on my search?
Also note, "Yahoo! Search BOSS allows users to apply for advertising as a part of the sign up process, which provides you an opportunity to make money. We encourage users to build a commercial offering by leveraging BOSS," added Hampole.
If you have already signed up for BOSS, then you can start using Blog Search (Beta) immediately. If you are new to BOSS, follow the simple step-by-step instructions and sign up at BOSS site.
Also explore the other services such as web search, image search and news search that are offered through BOSS -- and, read the docementation -- start updating your site to make the appropriate calls.
Here you can get the sign up instructions guide (pdf).
[Source: Yahoo Search blog]