Product

Surf Canyon's product is a browser extension that is installed in the user's browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome). The client-side application communicates with a centralized server where the relevancy algorithms are hosted and maintained.

Once installed, when users go to Google or Yahoo! and enter a search, they'll see Surf Canyon's bull's eyes next to the search results. Clicking on a bull's eye or on a result triggers the technology to make "instantaneous relevancy" calculations in order to present recommended search results, which are dug out from subsequent pages of the result set.

By using real-time behavior signals to disambiguate queries, Surf Canyon enables users to more quickly and easily discover relevant information that might otherwise have remained buried in the result set, significantly accelerating the search process.

Click here for a quick tutorial on how Discovery for Search™ works.


Surf Canyon 5.4.0 (December 12, 2014)
  • Enhanced relevency
Surf Canyon 5.3.0 (July 16, 2014)
  • Compatibility with changes on Yahoo! results pages
Surf Canyon 5.2.0 (November 22, 2013)
  • Compatibility with IE11
Surf Canyon 5.1.0 (July 9, 2013)
  • Surf Canyon Desktop
Surf Canyon 5.0.0 (March 16, 2013)
  • Chummo
Surf Canyon 4.0.0 (December 16, 2012)
  • Similar product images
Surf Canyon 3.4.5 (September 10, 2012)
  • Various bug fixes
Surf Canyon 3.4.0 (June 9, 2012)
  • Roaming search suggestions
Surf Canyon 3.3.5 (November 14, 2011)
  • Enhanced search links
Surf Canyon 3.3.0 (May 9, 2011)
  • Search links
Surf Canyon 3.2.0 (February 9, 2011)
  • Craigslist image previews
Surf Canyon 3.1.0 (September 13, 2010)
  • Compatibility with Google Instant
Surf Canyon 3.0.5 (March 25, 2010)
  • Various bug fixes
Surf Canyon 3.0.0 (November 3, 2009)
  • Search site (search.SurfCanyon.com) that enables re-ranking without a download
  • New look and feel for Surf Canyon website
Surf Canyon 2.0.5 (June 4, 2009)
  • Top of page Refinements links for drilling down deeper into the search
  • Support for Bing
Surf Canyon 2.0.0 (December 9, 2009)
  • Added my.SurfCanyon.com to manage user settings
  • Compatibility with Internet Explorer 8
  • Compatibility with McAfee Site Advisor
Surf Canyon 1.1.4 (October 16, 2008)
  • Recommendations now include Refinement links for drilling down deeper into the search
Surf Canyon 1.1.1 (July 2, 2008)
  • Surf Canyon now works if your browser does not accept cookies.
Surf Canyon 1.1.0 (June 12, 2008)
  • Support for Firefox 3.0
Surf Canyon 1.0.1 (March 29, 2008)
  • Relevancy Engine support for Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Hungarian, Turkish, Finnish, Romanian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian
  • User interface translated to Spanish and French
Surf Canyon 1.0.0 (February 19, 2008)
  • Initial product launch
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