AOL Properties Sign Girafa For Thumbnail Search Images
Girafa.com Inc. announced today that the CompuServe, Netscape, AIM and ICQ properties of America Online, Inc., have signed an agreement with Girafa to use Girafa’s thumbnail search images as an integrated part of their search results.
Using Girafa’s thumbnail search service, search users can view thumbnail sized images of web pages alongside the standard textual search results. The visual representation of textual URLs offered by the thumbnails, increases users’ success rate and efficiency, as they utilize visual recollection to identify relevant links, familiar Web sites, as well as eliminate redundant entries to unwanted Web sites.
Under the agreement, Girafa’s thumbnail service will be available to tens of millions of Netscape, CompuServe, AIM and ICQ users and will be used to enhance the search experience offered on those properties.