Here’s an alternative that uses Excel to retrieve the results from the Yahoo Local API. The solution requires Excel 2003 because it uses XML and lists.
Yahoo Local Search In Excel
Enter a query term, zip code, and radius, and the spreadsheet returns the Yahoo local results for the query. Download Excel Local Search Sreadsheet
UPDATE I removed the Radius Field from the spreadsheet. According to Yahoo’s documentation, it doesn’t work with zip code. I also created a zipcode fix to keep excel from dropping the zeros on zipcodes that start with a zero. Many Thanks for testing Jordan.
Update 2 Daily Dose of Excel posted a version that works with versions of Excel prior to 2003