||You can browse Yahoo! by simply
clicking on the various categories listed on each page. Search Yahoo! by
entering a word (or, a few words) into the seach box that appears on every
page in the directory.Combine the two strategies and you can "browse and
then search" or "search and then browse.
||Inside the Search Machine: Yahoo!
categories, web sites listed in Yahoo! and web pages indexed by Inktomi...
||For the first two of these,
Yahoo! searches for matches in its database and then ranks the results
in order of most relevant to least relevant. Some of the factors that affect
relevancy are: the number of search words matched.
||The more words matched, the
higher the rank. exact word matches. These are ranked higher than approximate
matches. where in an entry the search words were found. A match in the
title of a site is ranked higher than a match in the comments or the URL.
||Example: You're looking for
People Magazine online. Instead of browsing through the News and Media
category, finding Magazines, and then finding the People Magazine in the
alphabetical list, just type "people magazine" into any search box (you
don't need to capitalize the words and you don't need quotes).