Measuring Local Search Relevance for

March 6, 2013

We’re proud to work with YP, the provider of YP is known for useful local data at your fingertips. They need accurate data on how relevant their search results are to users: can people easily find what they’re looking for?

These search quality evaluations are used to achieve a high quality online user experience, to understand the effects of search algorithm tweaks, and to perform frequent competitive analysis.

Our new white paper goes into detail on our process for measuring the relevance of search results with the crowd — including findings from a comparative search quality analysis between Google Maps, Bing Local, Yahoo! Local, and

Check it out (download) and let us know what you think!



comparative search relevance task UI This is a screenshot of the task UI. Users expect relevant results, even if they misspell a query. See above: “Pediactric”

Ari Klein

Ari is an expert at two things: CrowdFlower’s Platform and juggling. When he’s not dazzling the office with his crazy good hand-eye coordination he is educating and evangelizing our data-enrichment software to data scientists, product managers and software engineers. He joined CrowdFlower 3 years ago by way of the Enterprise Data team at Cisco Systems and has been an integral part of CrowdFlower’s growth with significant contributions in both product strategy and customer advocacy.