Yahoo is making its biggest update in the last two years to its local search site, allowing customer reviews and proximity to influence results.
To start with, the Yahoo Local site gets a whole new look. It's better organized and more visually appealing than before. The home page shows a customized skyline for 20 cities (in San Francisco it's the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid Building), along with local weather.
The top center portion of the site features rotating links to the most popular reviews, events, maps and buzz, or the most popular search … Read more