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Findory Adds Ads, Personalizing Google AdSense
Findory has done the impossible, personalizing Google ads to the user on its site, presenting surfers with mostly high relevance ads on all its pages. Greg Linden announces it.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Google Print Finds a Home
Our previous article, What the Heck is Google Print?, explained what Google Print is and how to use it. At that time, you had to search for books among everything else from within the regular Google Search interface.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Yahoo Music Hacked
Robert Chapin says that his company, Chapin Information Services, has found a flaw in the design of Yahoo's website that allows easy, free downloading of DRM-free music tracks.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Shopping Engine Gains Funding
A new player in the shopping search engine market gains $7.2 million in additional venture capital.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Google Earth Reviewed
Today is a relatively slow day for the search engine industry. There has been no real mention of Google today, with the exception of an outstanding review of an upcoming Google product.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Craig Donato & Oodles Of Online Classifieds
A couple months back, prior to me taking vacation, I had a chance to speak with Craig Donato of Oodle.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Lesser Known Search Engines Make News, Too
While the majority of the search engine news seems to focus on the big players, the smaller search engines are still out there, plugging away at making themselves viable, or in some cases, not viable at all.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Yahoo MindSet Search Launches
So Yahoo has launched a new customized search results feature called MindSet. Basically it allows you to determine the type of results you want. From the Yahoo! MindSet homepage you'll see this description of the new custom search feature.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Google Stock Prices Continue To Climb
While predictions and "guesstimations" have had Google's stock prices leveling off for sometime now, apparently buyers of the GOOG stock are not paying this advice any mind.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Weather Forecast For Google: Summer of Code
Google's embrace of the open source computing community is growing stronger and stronger. If you are a code junkie and would like to make some extra cash, Google may have just the thing for you.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-31
 
Google Page Rank Gone Temporarily?
Discussion forums around the web today are buzzing with talk of major problems (or are they just changes) at Google.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
Gmail Atom Feeds With Labels
Wow, this story is so old, I don't believe I've mentioned it since this blog was on Blogspot, but now there's a little new info.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
Google PageRank Outage on Google Toolbar
The Google PageRank indicator isn't displaying anything resembling green, on the ubiquitous Google toolbar.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
Yahoo's Slider Makes Commercial vs. Informational Dichotomy Overt
Playing to "the algo," as we've argued here for some time, may soon be a thing of the past.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
Ask Jeeves Honors Memorial Day
Ask has a logo up for Memorial Day, a nice, understated silhouette of their butler, blowing a trumpet.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
It's Baaack .... Google Page Rank Reappears
SEO addicts are breathing a sigh of relief today after the Disappearance of Google Page Rank seemingly being rectified in the last few hours.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-30
 
Yahoo Sued Over Nude Images
An Oregon woman is suing Yahoo for an estimated $3 million, claiming the portal site didn't remove nude images of her after saying it would do so.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
See, Some Googlers Are Part Of The Conversation
While the complaints about Google not having a major blogosphere presence will probably never go away, its good to know that at least some Googlers can be counted on to respond to blog posts in their own blogs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Adsense ‘Choose Your Own Ad’ Feature Being Tested Further
It looks like Google are testing on a wider level the features I noticed back in October on one of their test bed sites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Categorize Google Results With Spacilus
The Spacilus Search Engine Assistant for Google offers Google users the ability to categorize results in order to assist users in selecting the most relevant search results related to their query.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Google Cache Server Experiences Difficulties
According to a number of reports from the search engine pundits, Google's cache server was experiencing problems this morning.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Do You Have A Yahoo Mindset?
Having the ability to label and refine search results is quite the hot topic among the search industry. Because search results can number in the millions, plus the fact that they can be quite convoluted, the ability to weed out unwanted results is much desired.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Breadcrumb (contextual) Links and Search Engine Optimization
Reader Question: I am confused about breadcrumb links both from a search engine optimization (SEO) perspective and a usability perspective. Usability experts often say not to use them, but a lot of SEO experts recommend using them. So who is right? Should I use them or shouldn't I?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-27
 
Yahoo! Pictures You Using PhotoMail Service
The portal and search engine company offers another online tool; this one lets you e-mail 300 digital photos to your friends.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
Friendster Makes A New CEO Friend From CitySearch
Taek Kwon, currently vice president of product and technology at CitySearch.com, takes over Friendster's executive office on June 13.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
Trouble at the ODP
The Open Directory Project is the largest human edited directory of web sites and documents existing online at this time. While many search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN maintain larger databases of electronically spidered sites, the volunteer editors at the ODP read, sort and classify all submitted content before it is added to their search-database.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
Google Gone Yahoo?
They say that everything old becomes new again. This adage is proving true in the search engine world as well with Google adopting a personalization plan that makes it look a lot like Yahoo and other search portals.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
Yahoo vs. FindWhat: Round 2 in 30 Days
Yahoo's paid search marketing division (formerly known as Overture) sued the smaller PPC firm FindWhat for patent infringement back in 2002.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
Kevin Bidwell Responds To AdSense Hijack
A couple days ago, it was widely reported a certain Google result had been hijacked by another site using redirect technology. However, the site owner responsible for the presumed hijack disagreed with the assessment and would like to offer an explanation.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
One of My Favorite Search Blogs
3 or 4 months ago I interviewed Phillip Lan the CEO of a new shopping comparison engine. After I posted the interview I was contacted by one Josh Stylman, the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Reprise Media.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
The Head of the Tail
I first started seriously expounding on that whole long tail thing a little over three years ago, when I urged AdWords advertisers to "avoid insider thinking" in their selection of keywords.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
BitTorrent Search Engine Goes Live, Experiences Technical Difficulties
With BitTorrent becoming THE preferred method for peer-2-peer users, the idea of a search engine with an index of torrent files only can be quite appealing... unless you are apart of the entertainment establishment.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-26
 
War Of The Virtual Worlds: Google Vs Microsoft
The search engine market heats up as Microsoft joins Google and other search providers by introducing mapping technology to searches.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Retail Search Advertising Spending Doubles
A study conducted by the Forrester Research Group found retailers in the US more than doubled the amount of money spent on search engine advertising in 2004.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Google Desktop Search Becomes Multi-Lingual
Google, long a supporter of international languages, is quite adamant about developing multi-lingual services in order to facilitate world-wide Google adoption.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Internet Directories See PageRank Removed
Internet directories function in a way similar to a university's student directory or a telephone directory: it gives site owners a service that can bring exposure to their web site.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Borgs At Google?
I've been meaning to post about the possibility of borgs at Google but just now got around to it. What the heck is a borg you ask?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Google Hit With A Number Of Cease And Desist Requests
No one said being on top was easy. In case you need further proof, just ask Google. The search engine king was recently hit with 3 cease and desist notices, asking them to remove certain content from their index.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
AnooX Challenges Google and Yahoo To A Competition
AnooX, the revolutionary Search Engine that delivers the most accurate search results due to our innovative mechanism for search generation that 1st machine generates the results and then continuously re-generates them based on the majority Vote of the People - invites Google and Yahoo to a contest to see who actually delivers the more accurate search results.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
AskJeeves.com Contemplating A Name Change
Barry Diller, CEO of IAC; the company who purchased Ask.com, indicated the property may be preparing for a name change yesterday at the D conference.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
SEOmoz Invites You To Take SEO Quiz
Who is the most knowledgeable SEO whiz out there? Apparently Rand Fiskin was curious about this, so he developed a "tool" where SEO gurus can test their mettle.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-25
 
Microsoft Debuts MSN Virtual Earth
Geo-mapping service will offer layers of aerial photographs and satellite photos, and arrive later this year.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Y!Q and F’n Yahoos
Okay, you may have noticed those Y!Q contextual search tags on the post pages here and on InsideMicrosoft. I was hoping to use Y!Q to let you guys see other posts on Blog News Channel that relate to the one you're reading.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Google Backlink Update In Progress
It's that time again ladies and gentlemen: time for site owners to visit various datacenters; hoping to find favorable answers concerning the search performance of their web site... in other words, there's another Google update taking place.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Google AdSense Hijacked In Google Search Results
The act of page hijacking with concerns to the search engine world can produce long ranging results, especially for the web site or page targeted by the attack.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Favicons Showing Up In Google AdSense
As Google's AdSense advertising program continues to embrace the graphical side of web advertising, many bloggers are noticing and commenting on the changes being made by Google while providing advertising for its members.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
BitTorrent Search: A Bit Dodgy, a Bit Cool
Bram Cohen, the beekeeper of Internet swarms, directs his attention to widening the avenue of BitTorrent, his own revolutionary P2P protocol into an expressway of mass-transited file sharing. Within the next two weeks, Cohen plans to release a BitTorrent based search engine, cavorting with former Yahoo! strategist Ashwin Navin.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Gas Price-Related Searches Increase
A study conducted by comScore Media Metrix indicates search engine queries seeking lower gas prices has increased by 156 percent.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
BigClique Prepares To Challenge Search Engine Players
While it's generally acknowledge that the big 3, consisting of Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search, dominate the search engine industry. However, an upstart search company has decided not to let these facts deter them from introducing a search engine with hopes they can challenge the industry leaders.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-24
 
Yahoo Joined Search Party Later, But Successfully
But the Sunnyvale-based portal company has profited handsomely from their foray into the Internet search market.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
South African Search Engine Launches
A search engine focusing on web sites and properties originating from South Africa has enjoyed its official launch.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Why Don’t Google’s RSS Ads Support Wordpress?
Recently, Google has been expanding its beta of AdSense for RSS feeds. Problem is, it only supports Google's own Blogger and Typepad, at least at the moment.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
One Month Left For Google Puzzle Championship
Google's 2005 U.S. Puzzle Championship will be held in just under a month, on June 18, 2005.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Your Cookie Just Crumbled
Third-party cookies get rejected at an alarming rate according to a study by a web analytics firm.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
DMOZ Closes Site Submission Status Forum
The nature of the DMOZ directory dictates the use of human editors to populate the index. Because of this, DMOZ has been a topic of discussion amongst many who feel they've been treated unfairly.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Bill Gates Unveils Google Maps Competitor
Jason Calacanis reports that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates just unveiled their Google Maps killer, complete with photos taken over cities at a 45-degree angle.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
The Scaling Problem For RSS Readers
Imagine for a minute that RSS has replaced all traditional methods of internet information retrieval for you, save search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
MSN Virtual Earth Employs Satellite Technology
Since the official beta launch of the Google Maps satellite technology feature, integrating real time satellite photos with online map services has become all the rage.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
BitTorrent.com To Launch Torrent Search Engine
In a move that is sure to please the entertainment industry, a search engine devoted to peer-2-peer file sharing is preparing to launch.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Yahoo Asks Users To Take The Y!Q Challenge
In order to promote the upcoming launch of their Y!Q contextual search service, Yahoo is holding a contest to find who can use Y!Q in the most innovative method.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Online Dating Service To Integrate Google Maps
In a move that's sure to please privacy junkies everywhere, an online dating service has announced the integration of Google Maps into their site, allowing members to look up, address-wise, the location of other members.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
Library Group Sends Questions To Google
The Association of American University Presses sent a letter to Google today asking it to clarify ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-23
 
GMail vs. Thunderbird: GMail wins!
I don't really remember why I decided to do this, but roughly a month and a half ago I began automatically forwarding copies of all my email to my GMail account.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-22
 
Google May Turn Home Page Into RSS Reader
According to this FAQ, Google may turn its new personalized home page into an RSS reader...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-22
 
My Google Portal Prediction Comes True
I'm not the type to toot my own horn all that often but sometimes it can be fun. Like when I make a prediction about the future business development path ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Personalize Your Google Homepage
The basic Google homepage, a clean, minimalist setting with the occasional logo change for holidays, can now be tweaked.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
An Inside Look At Yahoo! Messenger
I attended a pre-launch briefing for the new Yahoo Messenger. I have to hand it to the folks at Yahoo for having people like me ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Ask Jeeves Buys Excite Europe
The little search engine that could has kept right on doing things that contributed in their longevity to begin with.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Get $50 For One Hour Of Blogging
Blogger is willing to pay you $50 to come down to Google for one hour and help imrpove the design and usability of Blogger.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Improve Searching With More Search Results Per Page
There is an overlooked search preference that I have changed to improve my Google searching. You'll find it in the Preferences settings that you can get to from nearly any Google search page.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Excite.com Asks Jeeves For Help With InfoSpace
InfoSpace and Ask Jeeves combine to mutually support the search and portal functions of Excite.com.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Google Leaders Defend Business Strategies
Yesterday, during one of the Gartner Symposium sessions, Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt hosted a Q and A detailing their positions on a number of areas concerning Google's exponential growth.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Study Finds Google News Unbiased
Brad Hill reports on a study which charts Google News and determines that it is unbiased.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Searching within a Number Range
Google has many interesting ways that it handles numbers. We've already discussed how it treats specialized numbers in our article, Specialized Number Search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Examining The Google News Bias Study
A study testing whether or not Google News is biased was recently released. The study found that Google News does not show favoritism, but may contain some residual biases.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Bloglines Promises Comprehensive Blog Search Engine
With the blogosphere continuing to makes its way into everyday life, some feel a thorough search engine for blogs is lacking.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Google Has The Whole World
As many of you who follow the search industry may know, recently Google integrated satellite technology onto their Google Maps service.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
AOL Staying With Time Warner For Now
Rumors of a spinoff of the Internet service provider aren't true, says Time Warner's chief executive.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
A Brief History Of Google In Time
Googlites everywhere benefit from the Mountain View-based company's ongoing search engine development. This is a quick review of Google and some products it has brought to the masses.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-20
 
Google Seizes Desktop Search Advantage
By supporting searches of Lotus Notes documents, Google gains access to around 100 million more users than Microsoft.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Google Brings AdSense to RSS Feeds
Google is here at Syndicate and has announced that it will make its AdSense network available to RSS/Atom feeds.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
RSS Market Intelligence And Lead Generation
This panel at the Syndicate Conference addressed how RSS can be used to generate leads, customers, and eventually, money.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Adwords Blog Launched
In my last post (written last night) I suggested that Google Adsense start a blog. This morning I wake up and check in ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Netscape 8.0: Browsing Your Options
Once king-of-the-hill Netscape, which has in recent times been reduced to a dismal 1% market share (compared with Internet Explorer's 88%, and Firefox's 9%), released its latest browser today, Netscape 8.0. The browser boasts two remedies for today's Internet woes: phishing and spyware protection and a cure for incompatible web standards.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Gates To Write Another Book
Business Week reports that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is writing another book. Gates previously released The Road Ahead, a look at the future evolution of technology, back in 1996.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Yahoo Feeds the RSS Phenomenon
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is all the rage today and Yahoo is feeling the rage as well. Yahoo has a number of products that pick up RSS feeds including My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Mobile, Yahoo! News, and Yahoo! 360 just to name a few.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Google Launches AdSense Blog
For all of the Google AdWords and AdSense members populating cyberspace, there is a new blog that you may want to keep an eye on for future reference.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
SEM Growing More Complex
Working out a marketing plan for new and evolving websites is a bit more complicated than it used to be. There are a few new things to be considered before embarking on a search marketing campaign than in previous years. Search marketing has become more important and is thus becoming more professional.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Why Bother with SEO?
So you want people to find your website? First page placement can be as simple as investing a few dollars into paid search advertising. Within minutes your advertisement can be listed at the top of the pack among other PPC listings. When it is this easy to push your site to the top why would anyone bother with traditional SEO?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Search Engines Index 85% of Visible Web Content
According to a recent study co-written by Ask Jeeves Director of Advanced Products Antonio Gulli and University of Iowa's Alessio Signorini, the major search engines have managed to index nearly 85% of the estimated 11.5 billion documents that make up the "visible web".
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Google and Yahoo Updating Rankings
Both Google and Yahoo appear to be updating their listings at this time. Searchers and SEOs have reported major fluctuations in search engine results pages over the past two days.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Is Ontology the Next Big Factor in Google's Algorithm?
When the ax comes down at Google, there are always big winners and big losers. Recently, we've seen the first big algorithm change of the year and many web site owners and their respective sites have fallen, much like the proverbial tree.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
SEO Wars Rage on with Google’s New Search For Enterprise
Search engines, the current frontier. These are the voyages of the Google Desktop Search for Enterprise . It's latest mission, to explore strange emails, to seek out new Lotus Notes and new spreadsheets, to boldly go where no search tool has gone before.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Syndicate Conference: Wrapping Up
So, Doc Searls' keynote was absolutely excellent. He spoke about the importance of informations, how calling what we write in blogs "content" does it ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Feedster Says 'Tag This'
Feedster's taking a new approach to tagging with the introduction of a code script that basically bolts a tag submission form to your blog posts (see the footer of this post for an example).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Online Advertisers Fight Click Fraud
A new online clearinghouse, LostClicks.com, has been created by lawyers to monitor issues with click fraud.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Google Personalized Home Page Makes It More Portal Like
"Google is not a portal!" they cry. "Google is different..." we're told. But a funny thing happened today.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-19
 
Google And The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
Google has the answer to the question you've been asking, the answer to life, the universe and everything.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Google Hires Dan Senor
Google has filled another upper-level position with a big-name hire, so those of you interested in the VP for Global Communications position can scratch that off your list.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Yahoo! Offers Free Security Suite
In response to user demand for more secure net browsing, Yahoo and SBC Communications released a free security suite for DSL subscribers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Google Maps Hack finds Cheap Gas!
Ahding.com has created a timely hack for everyone weary of paying high gas prices. His hack is called Cheap Gas and utilizes Google Maps and GasBuddy to create a display of gas prices and map locations for an area.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Your Blog Doesn’t Matter
Get over yourself. You are not a kingmaker, and you don't reside on the fifth estate. But you do have a point in your favor.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Yahoo Results Updating Too
While it's true that Google's search engine updates do usually garner the most attention, the other search engines do update their product as well.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Google Releases Video Upload Tool For Mac, Linux
The Google Video Upload Program is the search engine's attempt to embrace the growing vlogging movement, while improving the quality of their Video Search index.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Yahoo! Takes IM To Next Vocal Level
Wednesday, Yahoo! is making available its latest upgrade of Yahoo Messenger as a free download. A free service, the client offers PC-to-PC calling and interactive photo sharing.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Intriguing Flash Search Optimization Technique
While patrolling the search blogs and what not, I came across an interesting technique for optimizing your Flash-based web content.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
RSS Feeds for Yahoo! Web, News, Image, and Video Searches
I'm a little surprised that people still ask me "when will you guys have RSS feeds available for your search results?"...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Google Video Upload Now For Everyone
R. P. Hughes, a software engineer at Google, decided to use his 20% time to address one constant criticism of Google...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Syndicate Conference: Media RSS and Podcasting
Yes, that's right, I'm at the syndicate conference at the Marriot Marquis in Manhattan. Why didn't I say anything till right now? Because I had no idea I was coming.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Google AdSense Offers Personal Optimization
If you're an Adsense publisher you might notice a message like the following one on your Reports page after the next time you log in.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
IFrame Tag Allows Google My Search History Spam
A method in which Google's My Search History can be spammed has been revealed. The method involves employing an iframe html tag performing an unauthorized Google search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-18
 
Study: Search Engines Increase Coverage
As we go through existence, we find there are great questions in life: What is life's meaning? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? And finally, just how big is the Internet? A recent study attempted to put some of the Internet question into perspective and they discuss how much is covered by the big search engines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Yahoo! Trend Analysis Looks To Personalize Search
Yahoo! has introduced a new patent that may help to create more personalized search results with a process called trend analysis.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Click Fraud Crook Emails Prospects
Tim Yang posts an interesting conversation that he's been having with an Indian Adsense Click Fraudster who contacted him to see if he'd be interested in making a quick buck via an army of fraudulent clickers in India.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
China – The Final Frontier
For Internet powers eBay and Google, the Asian giant represents the last place where massive profits can be had.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Click Fraud Being Offered By Email
When Google was naming potential problems that could affect the company adversely in their IPO filing, they indicated PPC click fraud was one of their biggest worries.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
New Plug-Ins Increase Functionality of Google Desktop Search
Becuase Google was smart enough to release the software development kit for their desktop search utility, increasing the functionality of GDS is not too difficult.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
BEYESearch Search Engine Up and Running
The Business Intelligence Network announced on Tuesday the launch of BEYESearch.com, a new industry specific search engine and directory. BEYESearch is designed for professionals and edited by professionals.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Tony Blair Victim Of Liar Link Bomb
Because search engines place a large amount of value on contextual links, executing a link bomb isn't necessarily hard, you just have to have enough people involved to make a dent.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Find Crime In Chicago With Google Maps
Since the introduction of satellite technology onto Google Maps, the service has been the recipient of a number of hacks that can improve the functionality of Google's map service. Others have found methods in which to include Google Maps into the service they provide as well.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Microsoft's Desktop Search Released To Keep Up With Competition
Microsoft has officially launched its desktop search product designed to allow users to seamlessly find documents and files on their hard drive and the Internet.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
AdSense For RSS Feeds Launched
For those who would rather see RSS feeds go without advertising, today will probably be remembered as a tragic one.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Google Opens Up Beta of AdSense for Feeds
It seems that Google is Opening Up its Beta of AdSense for RSS Feeds for everyone to participate in...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
Yahoo! Introduces Media RSS 1.0
Media RSS, which Yahoo! first introduced late last year, is now a full-release syndication standard for media content.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-17
 
MSN Search Toolbar Debuts
The new browser add-on from Microsoft also delivers a desktop search function, in competition with offerings from Google and Yahoo.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Content Portals are Great Marketing Tools
Highly targeted, focused sites that are related to specific market segments are highly advantageous and can often be created using existing web content. The key is to provide value.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
MSN Releases New Toolbar
Adding a number of enhancements, Microsoft is scheduled to release its upgraded MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop search, allowing document previews from users' hard drives.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Discovery.com To Use Clustering Engine
Software company, Vivisimo is teaming up with Discovery.com to provide Discovery.com's visitors with Vivisimo's Clustering Engine which is part of the company's Vivisimo Velocity suite of enterprise search products.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Mobil Devices and Search Engines
The electronic world is getting more mobile every day. New PDAs and smartphones keep everything going with you and if it's not those two it's Ipods or even a PSP. The thing is, it's almost always useful anymore to have all that access in wi-fied little package so you always have the information you need.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Hacks Increase Google Satellite Maps Usability
A little over a month ago, Google introduced satellite technology, which was acquired from Keyhole, onto their Google Maps service.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
IBM Backs Firefox in Browser Fight
Needing some positive coverage after recent reports of security flaws, Mozilla's Firefox got some strong backing giant IBM.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Google Courts Korean Internet Users
A recent trip to Korea indicates Google's commitment to the Asian market. On May 10, Google began a bus tour of Korea and invited students onto the bus where they were given an opportunity to use Google's search engine, while receiving Gmail accounts.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Screwed: Is this an inevitability in the SEO World?
By about 2pm everyday, each of my team members has spoken to a good handful of clients and potential clients who have been speaking with other SEO firms.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Times Charging Online Readers For Op-Ed
A new subscription service, starting in September, will be the only way for online readers to get some columns.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Microsoft Enters Desktop Search Fray
In yet another front in the desktop wars, MSN takes on Google and Yahoo with a new search tool.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Google Up A Card Trick
Check out Bondoogle, a card trick performed using Google. The trick works like so: Have the person pick a card, try to guess the card, and get it wrong.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Google Backlink Update
For those of you who watch such things - it seems that Google has just started a backlink update.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Transit Maps In Google Maps
Adrian Holovaty has whipped up a Firefox hack for Google Maps that allows you to see Chicago's public transportation system.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-16
 
Yahoo Sued Over Yahoo Group
Yahoo is being sued by the parents of a child whose nude photos were posted on a Yahoo Group, blaming Yahoo for knowingly allowing a pedophile a forum for his criminal actions.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-15
 
Blogs Are Great For Google SEO
The most recent Google results, whether involving incoming links, Google PageRank levels, or positions in the search engine results pages (SERPs), there is one common denominator.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-15
 
Warning about Checking Gmail RSS on Bloglines
Warning for all G-Mail users who use the RSS feed feature via Bloglines. I just got a bit of a shock when I checked a search feed at Bloglines to find a headline that looked very familiar.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-14
 
Google Translation On-the-Fly
Most people are familiar with Google Translate, which will allow you to translate any text you key or paste, or a URL you supply, from one major language to another.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-13
 
Koders.com: Search Engine For Code Geeks
In one of the more unique moves in the vertical search world, koders.com, an engine designed around the search of open source code is prepared to officially launch on Monday (5-16-05).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-13
 
What SEOs Expect From Their Clients
I've seen a lot of articles around lately about how to pick and choose a search engine optimization company. That's fine and dandy, but it often works the other way around in this industry. The most successful SEOs pick and choose their own clients. Good SEOs can spot a tire kicker from a mile off and I know of a few SEOs that quickly "fire" clients that give them too much grief.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
The Changing Face of Search Engine Optimization
With the ever evolving internet market for just about anything you can imagine and Google's index growing to almost 9 billion pages, and counting, there is little dispute amongst search engine optimizers that our job is getting much harder.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Search Engine Optimization for RSS Feeds
Tips for Helping Your RSS Feed Perform! In some ways RSS is very similar to HTML, the language commonly used to create websites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Looking for a Browser Download? Want a Date?
Google officials have been known to say: "we believe that contextual ad matching is best done at the page level, not the site level." Of course, believing it doesn't always make it true.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Search Ad Prices Up 11% In April
Fathom has released its keyword price index for April, revealing that search ad prices rose an average of 11% from the previous month.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Yahoo Music Creates Unlimited Pain For Competition
With an aggressive pricing strategy and years of brand recognition, Napster and Real will be hard-pressed to face the Yahoo machine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Google Buys Dodgeball
I cannot believe how many people sent me the news that Google has bought Dodgeball, an SMS meetup service.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Google Toolbar 3 Leaves Beta
Google has taken its latest toolbar out of beta. This version, the third, is best knows for the much-maligned AutoLink feature, which changes third-party text to links.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
SES Toronto 2005 Follow-Up - Serious Search Marketing
Search Engine Marketing is a sensible vocation. Driven by many of the same basic tenets that inform the traditional marketing sector, the goal is to be sure one's clients' products are among the first people think of when looking for that certain something those clients create.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
RustySearch Relevancy Test Continues
Which search engine returns the most relevant results? This is a discussion that's been going since the search industry began its popularity climb.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
A view on Google's Patent: Information Retrieval Based on Historical Data
Google doesn't stop innovating their search engine, and there where others try to follow, Google is not just 1 step ahead, but 10 steps ahead. Their latest innovation, which actually may already be in place for a year or longer, can be found in the patent: "Information Retrieval Based on Historical Data."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Optimum SEO Keyword Density – A Real-Life Case Study
So you've built your website, you know what keywords you want to target (i.e. what words your customers are searching for), and you're ready to write your copy. You've been told that you should use your keywords frequently so that you appear in search results for those words. But what does "frequently" mean?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Advertise Locally Using Search Engines
While search engine advertising has been a great advertising medium for businesses capable of or interested in marketing their products and services to a national or international audience, the effectiveness of this type of advertising was limited for businesses interested in advertising to a local market until very recently.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
PageRank - Shattering the Myth
One of the most fascinating aspects of the web is its dynamism. We all know that it develops at an astonishing speed - yesterday's craze is today's old news, and bigger and better things seem to be springing up every few days. Some of them crumble quickly into dust, while others seem destined to tower above the rest.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
When Search Engine Marketing and Trademarks Collide
In the world of marketing, branding issues are always an important part of any campaign. Companies work hard for their name to be recognized as a quality organization and a leader in their field.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Even Search Engines Know the Value of Blogging
You can't look very far online without seeing a weblog, or blog. They're increasing in popularity and many companies are starting to use them to communicate with their customers about latest projects or new products in a "human voice."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-12
 
Carnival of the Vanities at Cynical Nation
The 138th edition of the longest running internet blog carnival, the well known Carnival of the Vanities, is up at Barry N. Johnson's political blog called Cynical Nation.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-11
 
Podscope To Search Audio, Video
When first launched, Podscope was introduced has a spoken word search engine that focused on podcast content. However, Podscope's capabilities have been expanded to include content from audio and video files.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-11
 
Fixing Comment Spam with Stars
Jason Calacanis posted a couple of days ago on Weblogs Inc's new Comment Spam Fix - The Star System - which allows bloggers to award commenters 'stars' for productive comments.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-11
 
How to Advertise Effectively in PPC Search Engines
Here Brian Williams explains precisely how to advertise effectively, including the single most important thing to understand, why you must understand the benefits your customers seek, the most important element in your advertising, appealing to the reader's self interest, hints for body copy, emphasizing risk reversal, closing the sale, effective testing, and using keyed responses.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-11
 
On-Site SEO and Link Building
A discussion between 2 SEO´s, Mr. Ethical and Mr. Links, about link building.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-11
 
Left, Right, or Center? Can a Search Engine Be Biased?
Is there a conspiracy deep in the belly of the Internet beast? Are corporate entities secretly driving the information available to you-subtly stroking toward a global political opinion matching their own agenda? Maybe they are. Maybe they're not.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-10
 
Google AdSense's Evolution
The web has evolved into a complex "organism" which, to some, appears to have a life of its own.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-10
 
FTD.com And ProFlowers.com Capitalize On Mother’s Day Search Engine Marketing
On the heels of Mother's Day, WebTrends Inc., the web analytics market share leader, today unveiled results from its WebPosition Ranking study of how five "grower fresh" flower sites are using Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing strategies to attract visitors who were looking for Mother's Day gifts.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-05-09
 
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