Making the Web Searchable: The Story of SearchMonkey(About) Looking at the facts, Mika and the Yahoo! search team realized that they could not count on enhancing search by leveraging metadata on today's web - it simply does not exist to the extent needed. At the same time, it was clear that enhancing search results and cross linking them to other pieces of information on the web is compelling and potentially disruptive. Yahoo! realized that in order to make this work, they need to incentivize and enable publishers to control search result presentation. And thus, SearchMonkey was born.