Yahoo! introduced a range of podcasting tools today.

The search company has made tools for finding, organising and rating podcasts.

The service - currently in beta - offers category-defined podcast collections to explore, alongside user- and popularity-rated podcasts. New podcasts are also highlighted on the site.

''We intend to be the most comprehensive source for podcast content," Geoff Ralston, Yahoo's chief product officer told Associated Press.

It's likely other search services will match Yahoo's move.