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Search Engines Go Spooky
Google, Yahoo, AOL, and Ask have spiffed up their sites for All Hallow's Eve, but Microsoft is sadly lacking in the treat department. Microsoft handed out tricks instead, bestowing the horror of litigation on 55 alleged software counterfeiters around the globe.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-31
Google Horror Stories
Need a scary story before you tuck your trick-or-treaters in bed that will make them convulse with fright until they lay unconscious in a nightmarish hell until morning? Google can help.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-31
Amnesty To Press UN On Blogger Rights
A Chinese proposal to force bloggers to register with the government using their real names will be on the minds of United Nations delegates as they discuss various online issues at the Internet Governance Forum to be held in Athens.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-30
The October Hunt For Google Base
Froogle's replacement, Google Base, has been missing in action from the Google search results, but some sleuthing may have turned up the elusive service.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-30
Ask Mocks Googling
Unlike its much more heavily visited search competitor Google, Ask.com has no problem with its brand name being a dictionary word. The search engine industry needs more Scott McNealy-style chippiness between its respective companies.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-27
Google Leaks Or Google Plants?
More supposedly secret information has emerged from Google as a leak to a prominent blogger. Considering the company's penchant for secrecy, especially in light of their fight with the Department of Justice, how could data escape from Google unless it has been permitted to do so.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-26
Microsoft Offers Holiday Gifts
The company's delayed release of the Vista operating system and the Office 2007 productivity suite likely lost OEM PC makers some considerable holiday sales, so Microsoft is trying to salvage the season for them by offering discounted upgrades for their two forthcoming products.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-25
Imagining Google As Government
In the latest edition of speculation and hyperbole over the search advertising company and its impact on society, we consider the prospect of one nation, under a big G, with information and access for all.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-24
More Schools To Make Friends With Google?
Google is poised to gain yet another (small) foothold in the American educational system - Georgetown University may adopt the company's Apps for Education. The college hopes to have a new e-mail system in place by next fall, so the change could take place relatively soon.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-24
Pirates, The Dark Side, Rule Halloween Searches
Expect the ghoulish staples this year: streets filled with ghosts, mummies, vampires, and werewolves. This Halloween also promises more contemporary characters as well, as trick-or-treaters reveal with their search behavior.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-23
US Search Rankings: Yeah, Google's First
The numbers released by comScore for top US home, work, and university online users for July through September 2006 showed Google's third quarter search share was as strong as its financial report.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-20
Google WiFi Plans Meet Politics
It sounds like Google's Chris Sacca didn't have a lot of fun at a public discussion of Google and Earthlink plans for wireless broadband in San Francisco.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-19
Googlebot Wields New Crawl Tools
Bringing your website into the voluminous BigTable of Google's index involves sending out pieces of code, referred to as spiders or crawlers affectionately named "Googlebot," to pick up your site. Google Webmaster Central has some tips for webmasters showing how they can learn more about Googlebot.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-18
Google Chases The Sun
The blissful warmth that caresses the Googleplex and its volleyballing, Crocs-wearing, code-crunching Googlers will power 30 percent of the peak energy consumption at its headquarters through the largest installation of solar panels on any US corporate campus. And it will be bigger than the solar installation used at Microsoft's Mountain View outpost, too.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-17
Google Docs Takes Over For Writely
By combining the Writely online word processor and the Spreadsheets service into a single sign-on product, Google has moved ever closer to fulfilling the expectation they will someday place an online competitor to Microsoft Office online.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-11
Edelman Critiques Google AdWords
Spyware researcher Ben Edelman looked into pay-per-click scams and the lengthy AdWords Content Policy, and found plenty of advertisers pushing to and past the boundaries of "ethical and legal advertising" online.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-11
Google Book Scans Boosting Sales
The search advertising company has contended its practice of scanning books and presenting snippets of text would help drive interest and sales of books people might not find normally, and it is starting to look like Google was correct.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-09
Rumor of The Week: Google To Buy YouTube
TechCrunch's Michael Arrington rates his own rumor at about 40 percent likely, just so we get that out of the way. The "completely unsubstantiated" rumor is that Google is finalizing talks to acquire web video phenomenon YouTube.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-06
Yahoo Mobilizes Sponsored Search
Their mobile web services available in the United States and the United Kingdom will see the beta launch of sponsored search results appearing on mobile handsets.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-04
Matt Cutts Talks PageRank
The guide to Google's world takes your coin*, ushers you into the boat, and guides you across the river to the place where search's great adventure resides - his blog post on PageRank.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-03
A9 Search Embraces Live Features
The partnership between Amazon.com and Microsoft for search services has led to a massive overhaul of the functionality for A9.com, the search engine operated by Amazon.
Directory: > Insider Reports > Search Insider
Date: 2006-10-02


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