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RSS Ads Getting Googled? Google Applies For Patent
One current discussion in the search community is Google's patent application for embedded advertising in RSS feeds. It's appeared on lots of blogs and forums and the genuine news article.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-30
 
Skype To Sell Out? No My Rumors Say
Cringley says Skype is being sold. My sources say this is wrong wrong wrong. That said, if Skype does want to sell, I'd buy it in a second.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-30
 
Technorati Gets Mobilized, Now What About the Blogs?
Blog search site Technorati has just released a version of its site dedicated to viewing on mobile browsers such as handheld computers and mobile phones.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-30
 
Google Tried To Patent RSS Ads
Take a look at this. On December 31, 2003, Google filed a patent for ads in syndicated, or RSS feeds.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-30
 
Copernic Adds To Desktop Search
As more and more people start to use Firefox rather than Microsoft Internet Explorer, more and more companies are starting to cater to them.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-30
 
Google RSS Ads Patent Pending
The search engine company has taken another step into the newsfeed advertising space, as it submits a patent on contextual RSS ad placement technology.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Google Island Battle Imitates Discworld
Canada and Denmark have placed ads on Google's network regarding ownership of an island.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
IE 7 Won't Block Google or Yahoo Toolbars
There's a report, on the Register, that IE 7 doesn't work with the Google or Yahoo toolbars.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Microsoft Wins First Round In Court
Microsoft Corp. claimed victory in court yesterday as a judge ruled that former Microsoft executive Dr. Kai-fu Lee, at least temporarily, may not begin his duties at rival search company Google Inc.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Yahoo Has A Mythical Sandbox As Well?
One of the bigger excuses reasons used by those who may not have the search engine presence they so desire is to blame something called a the sandbox effect.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Yahoo Masters Beta; Puts Toolbar To Firefox Users
Yahoo Toolbar 1.0 is fully functional with a number of features similar to the toolbars from the past, this time customized for the Firefox experience.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Ballmer Wielding Shovel To Bury Google, Yahoo
Microsoft's CEO tells financial analysts that when all is said and done online, Redmond will stand triumphant.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Oodle Of Classifieds On Google Maps
Users of the Oodle search engine will see results of their classified ad search alongside a Google Map of locations.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Searching ITV with Yahoo UK & Ireland
Yahoo UK & Ireland has signed a deal with ITV, in which ITV's sites will feature a Yahoo search box at the top of each page, and will allow users to search within the ITV site, or across the web.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Perfect10 Goes After Google, Amazon
Perfect10, an adult entertainment company filed lawsuits against both Google and Amazon for copyright infringement. The two lawsuits, filed separately claim the two companies' utilizations of photos from Perfect 10 when listing the sight is a violation of copyright laws regarding pictures they own.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Microsoft To Enhance Hotmail and Search
Microsoft is making some big changes to its free e-mail service Hotmail. The company plans to make Hotmail's interface more like its Outlook and Outlook Express programs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
My Jeeves 1.2: Tagging And Bagging
Asked Jeeves announced the newest version of bottled their newest version of My Jeeves with a couple of new features (sort of) packing into the vial of Jeeves juice.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Blogs as Search Engine Marketing Strategy
Here are some key points from the blog and SEO strategy webinar I live blogged in the previous post.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
Search Engine Talk Goes Podcasting
And broadcasting as well, as Danny Sullivan and Gary Price of SearchEngineWatch.com recently debuted "The Daily SearchCast."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-29
 
The Changing Venues of Search - Search Going Mobile
For the past few years I have been writing about the immense changes happening in search marketing. These changes are driven by a number of factors but the two that make the biggest difference are technological advances and user adoption.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo Search in Two New Venues - Mobile and In-Flight
Yahoo Search made two important announcements this week, both of which involve exclusive rights to provide search results in interesting venues.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Ask Jeeves Developing Paid Search Platform
Not content to watch Google and Yahoo gobble all the goodies in the paid-search market, Ask Jeeves is working to develop its own paid-search platform.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Google's New Aggregator
Hey, Google has a cool new aggregator. I'm getting a bit of traffic from it. Have you checked it out yet?...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Google: Microsoft Doesn’t Own Search
The war of words has gone into full effect as Google begins their "vigorous" defense against Microsoft's legal actions over the defection of Dr. Kai-fu Lee. According to Google's team, Microsoft is just saber rattling, intimidating its employees as it claims ownership of all things search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
AOL, Feedster Team On RSS Search
A beta version of the My AOL personalized web portal will incorporate news feeds as well as a feed search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Univision Implementing Google Search Online
The heavily visited Spanish language site will use Google's search technology on its web properties.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Pothole Activism, Google Maps, and Cell Phone Journalists
Ingenious? Or a waste of precious time? You be the judge. A New York City man is utilizing Google Maps, Flickr, and the mobile camera phones of his fellow citizens to track the city's multitude of potholes. Call it a "holey quest." Yeah, that's a zinger.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Google Ranking Factors
Ever wonder why some pages rank high on Google and others don't? Here's a running list of 100 Google ranking factors.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Google Gets Personal With RSS
The Mountain View-based search engine company has tweaked the personalized home page option it offers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Technorati Now Filters by Language
Blog search engine Technorati is now capable of filtering blog posts by language, as this graphic shows...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo! Releases FireFox Toolbar
Yahoo! announced yesterday the release of Yahoo! Toolbar 1.0 for Mozilla Firefox, a toolbar "polished to a high gloss" for use on Windows, MacOS X, and Linux. Jon Granrose, Yahoo! Toolbar Product Manager and Firefox instigator, dropped the news on Yahoo!'s Search Blog.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Google It To The Limit
In Australia, Google Maps project lead engineer Lars Rasmussen said developers need to use more browser features.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo Celebrates Online Video Popularity With Yammy Awards
While the concept of video search may still be in its infancy (ok, the crawling-to-walking stage), that doesn't mean it isn't a popular service for searchers to fiddle around with.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Blog Search Will Soon Be Extinct
You may have noticed there's a big space race going on to build the best blog search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo! Hosting Online Video Contest
Yahoo! is giving hopeful online video makers some great exposure plus a chance to win a 24-inch Dell widescreen monitor and DVD player.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Shuttle Coverage Equals Optimization for Yahoo, AOL
Space shuttle news remains hot and heavy in the news with thousands upon thousands of stories about the trials and tribulations of the Discovery's current mission. One significant angle not mentioned much so far is the Internet coverage of the launch.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo Lassos Old IBM R&D Man
Sunnyvale based Yahoo Inc. announced on Thursday the hiring of Prabhakar Raghavan, a former IBM researcher, to develop certain areas for Yahoo including search and information navigation, social media, community, personalization and mobility.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Big Blue Research Doctor Now Another Yahoo
Sunnyvale-based portal company Yahoo names former IBM Computer Science Principles head to lead Yahoo! Research.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Yahoo Soars With Boeing
Yahoo said on Wednesday they formed a search distribution partnership with Connexion by Boeing. This deal will be great for both companies as they both strive to offer stronger services to their customers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-28
 
Motorola, Yahoo Deal Could Challenge Satellite Radio
The global number 2 handset maker will preinstall Yahoo services on its Linux and Java platform mobile phones.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
AOL In Mobile Search Test
America Online has launched a service that will let cellphone users search the Web, and retrieve regular pages reformatted for the small screen.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Al Gore, Google, Creating Current Television
In the vein of former Jon Stewart vehicle "Short Attention Span Theater," Current TV will offer "short-format" content.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Google Still Developing Web Accelerator
BuyGoogle reports that Google has recently updated Web Accelerator to a new version, which means that development of the highly controversial program is ongoing.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Ask Jeeves PPC Service Rumor Mill
There is a great deal of hubbub brewing about Ask Jeeves possibly leaving Google and their AdWords program in order to develop and provide their own PPC advertising service, which is seen as a potentially risky move.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
AOL Mobilizes Search For Cell Phones
America Online (AOL) announced a new mobile search service for mobile phones on Wednesday. The news release said the AOL division of Time Warner is testing a new suite of services that give users access to Search, Pinpoint Shopping and AOL Yellow Pages.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Between Google News And LexisNexis
One is freely available and freeform in its content, the other pricey and very in-depth. The future of news may rest somewhere in between.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
AOL Debuts A Trio Of Mobile Searches
Results of searches performed from cellphones will be optimized for the small screen, thanks to a new technology partnership.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Yahoo Announces Winners Of Y!Q Contest
Recently, Yahoo launched the Y!Q contest to see who could make the best use of this service though integrating it onto their web site. Well, the contest has officially closed and Yahoo has announced the winners.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Lee Begins Google Job On Schedule
A flurry of reports have Google's newest executive, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, the center of a non-compete lawsuit controversy, beginning his duties on schedule in Beijing despite squawking from Microsoft's camp. The hotly contested president of Google China had a busy day Monday, working to get the research center off the ground.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-27
 
Google’s Chinese Distributors Unhappy With Their Cut
Google, which apparently is going to sell AdWords in China through a distributor system, is catching flack from those distributors, who believe their 20% comission is too low.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Google Updates Personalized Homepage, Now With RSS
Google has added new content to its personalized homepage at google.com/ig, but most people will be excited to hear that it is now an RSS reader. Just click add content to try the nifty slide-out side panel which allows you to choose from dozens of sources and type in RSS feeds.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Porn Podcasts Are The Most Searched
There are two types of popular search reports. The first kind gives users a cleaned-up version so they won't offend their visitors and users.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Online Poker Radio Goes Major League
Major League Poker marries digital radio with the World Series of Poker to complement the online poker-playing experience.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Search For Discovery: Online Coverage Of Shuttle Launch
NASA tried something new for media coverage with the launch of the Discovery. They set up online coverage through Yahoo and AOL. While normal television broadcast and cable networks will cover the launch, these two companies give you something new to search for. Both companies scored big points with this coverage and having watched both, both were sharp.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Search Quite Popular Among US Hispanics
Since I've been covering the search industry, I've come across quite a few people who are passionate about the industry and using it to your advantage. However, there's one topic discussion where you can find one of SEM's most passionate voices: the subject is Hispanic search marketing and the supporter is Nacho Hernandez.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Google Faces Bizarre Discrimination Lawsuit
In a lawsuit that seems to fault Google's vice president of national sales more than the company itself, a former Manhattan sales executive is alleging some nasty charges of misconduct while she was pregnant with quadruplets.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
Yahoo! Publisher Network Coming Soon?
There's an interesting post over at SEO RoundTable that speculates that the Yahoo! Publisher Network could be Coming Soon ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-26
 
MSN Launches Virtual Earth
The beta version of MSN's competitor to Google's Maps includes aerial photos and multiple searches.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Image Search Knows No Country
Think about it. If you're a search buff, how often would you stumble across a site in a completely different language...?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Yahoo Acquires Konfabulator
"MacCentral - Yahoo! Inc. on Monday will announce the acquisition of Konfabulator, a Macintosh and Windows application that allows users to run mini files known as Widgets on their desktop - the same model used by Apple for its Dashboard application.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Google Maps Hybrid Fires Back At MSN’s Virtual Earth
Though MSN's Virtual Earth has been called the "Google Maps Killer," that moniker may be a little premature in light of Google's answer to the challenge. As the beta for VE is launched, Google steps it up a bit with Google Maps Hybrid mode.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
MSN Search Initiates Update
This past weekend, MSN Search underwent an update of sorts, and after taking a glance around at the forum chatter, it seems some aren't too excited about the direction of MSN Search following the results of their latest update.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Google Offers Programmers Chance To Show Off
Are you a genius? Are you itching to show your programming skills to somebody that matters? Google's annual Code Jam gives top programmers a shot at $10,000 plus a job.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Gmail Widget Available For OS X Users
When Apple debuted the highly praised OS X, one of the inclusions was Dashboard, a utility that allows users to develop widgets to increase the functionality of their computing experience.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Did MSN Virtual Earth Lose Apple's HQ?
This weekend, Microsoft unveiled their online mapping service, Virtual Earth. This particular map service gives users a number of options when it comes to online map usability. However, it seems the developers of MSN's latest project may have erred and not necessarily on the side of caution.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-25
 
Crawling Webs With Search Engine Spiders
When it comes to discussing search engine spiders, this is no time to succumb to feelings of terror. These are not the eight legged variety.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-24
 
Google’s Patent Implies Domain Commitment Important
In its continual efforts to protect searchers from spam, Google's recently acquired patent may take into account the length of time a website owner has committed to specific domain.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Google Fires Back At Microsoft
It appears as if the competition between Microsoft and Google is about to step-up in intensity… at least from a legal standpoint.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Brazilians Using Orkut For Drug Trafficking Arrested
Orkut, Google's social network service, has quite a following in Central and South America. This fact has even been acknowledged by Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Google Breaks Records In 2Q
Google, Inc., controlling 47% of all search queries to the tune of over 6 billion searches during the second quarter of 2005, also announced quadrupled returns. The world's top search engine reported record revenue of $1.384 billion.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Google Slaps Countersuit On Microsoft
The war of the big corporations is on. Google levied its own lawyers against Microsoft in a countersuit charging the Redmond software giant with unfair trade practices after Microsoft filed a suit earlier in the week against Google And Kai Fu Lee for violating his no-compete contract he had signed when he became an executive at Microsoft.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
China Internet Users Grow 18 Pct To Hit 103 Million
The number of Web users in China, the world's second largest Internet market, grew by 9 million people in the first half of this year to hit 103 million, the China Daily said on Friday.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Yahoo Launches Firefox Toolbar
As pointed out by many, the competition in the search industry leads to a great deal of emulation. When one company releases a product, a complimentary product from the competition is usually soon to follow.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Microsoft Most Written About; Google and Apple Most Read About
A recent report from ZDNet News outlines an interesting discovery. Though Microsoft gets up to 7 times more press than rivals Google and Apple Computers, more people read about the latter pair.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
Tech Stocks Hurt By Microsoft, Google
U.S. technology stocks fell on Friday, hurt by a drop in shares of software maker Microsoft Corp. and Web search company Google Inc. after both companies reported disappointing revenue outlooks, Reuters says.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
301 Redirects Aren't Always The Answer
One of the more popular questions asked on SEO-related forums as do with the use of 301 redirects and duplicate content. When people pose questions about duplicate content because of domain naming reasons, one of the first things suggested is using a 301 redirect to avoid being penalized.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-22
 
IceRocket to Become BlogScour
Looks like billionaire Mark Cuban and the folks at IceRocket have been paying attention to the Technorati debacle. They're exchanging one odd name for another…IceRocket will soon become BlogScour.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Hilarious Interview With Jeeves From Ask.com
Back when Ask Jeeves was in the process of evolving into a search survivor, Ask's marketing approach was more of an answer engine instead of a search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Big Spike For AOL and Ask But Long Road Remains
Nielsen/NetRatings released the second quarter statistics for the number of searches launched at all the major search engines. AOL and Ask Jeeves both enjoyed double digit growth, but remain pebbles in the search ocean.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
New Google China Head, Hunted Away from Microsoft
Back in the good old days, headhunters never got sued. If a lawyer went nuts on you, there was always a good shrink available. Being a headhunter meant never having to say you were sorry. Corporate law has evolved substantially since then.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Google, Yahoo Maintain Consistent Growth
With the proliferation of the search engine industry into everyday life, a number of institutions now measure the growth of search, much like you would test for television ratings.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Do You, Uh, Read Yahoo! Health Blogs?
Yahoo! has launched a blog portal dedicated to health with Yahoo! Health Expert Blogs featuring advice and topical discussions on everything from yoga to asthma.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Google Registers The Solar System
Obviously, the world is not enough. Not for James Bond and apparently not for Google either; who, fresh off of the Google Earth launch, have set their mapping sites on bigger prospects like the solar system.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Dishing Google AdSense Optimization Tips
My boy sneaky Pete has the skinny on some slick tricks for optimizing your Google AdSense revenue. It's funny to me because by Google offering up such information it's going to do two good things.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Google's 2nd Quarter Financial Report
Google has just released the information concerning their financial report for the second quarter of 2005, which ended on June 30th and as everyone should expect, Google did quite well.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
GOOG Price Target Set At $400
Prudential analyst Mark Rowen gave Google's stock a price target today of $400. If you were wondering why Google's stock has rebounded ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-21
 
Microsoft Sues Google Over Chinese Hire
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Google and Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, claiming that Lee broke his contract with the Windows giant by jumping ship to the search giant.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Yahoo Misses Wall Street Estimates
Yahoo's quarterly earnings report came in $6 million below what The Street expected, and the stock is taking a beating as a result.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Froogle Gets A Shopping Cart
The Go Daddy Group has announced it will integrate its Quick Shopping Cart with Google's Froogle catalog search and with eBay.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Yahoo Rolls Out Unannounced SERP Update
Every so often, a search engine has to refresh the contents of their index by performing any number of result-related updates. It's usually pretty easy to find when search updates are going on, especially when it affects the big 3. All you have to do is monitor any of the popular SEO/SEM forums.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Shamelessly Obvious Headline Alert: Google Moons Earth
Launching a project after a whopping one week in development, Google announced its extension of Google Maps and Google Earth-Google Moon. The new feature comes on the anniversary of Apollo 11's July 20, 1969 lunar landing and on the birthdays of two "moon baby" Google employees.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
IAC Completes Ask Jeeves Acquisition
Earlier this year, March to be exact, it was announced that never-say-die search engine Ask Jeeves was being acquired by IAC, the owner of other lucrative Internet properties like Ticketmaster and Expedia.com.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Google Maps Fought the Law—and Won
In a thank-you note to Google Maps entitled "How Google Maps Got Me Out of a Traffic Ticket," single-named Edwin describes how he used Google Maps in traffic court to thwart the fuzzy memory of a police officer.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Google Expands Alert Coverage
Instead of RSS feeds, Google offers email-based alert updates for news topics users choose to monitor. Whenever you establish an update, Google emails you to inform you the topic you are monitoring has changed or had content added.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
How About Some Alternate Background Colors For Google's SERPs?
Are any of you tired of looking at the plain white background offered by Google's and everyone else's SERPs? Would you like some color variety in daily searches...?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Microsoft Google-Eyed Over Lee
Microsoft levied the lawyers against Google on Tuesday as Google announced the hiring of Dr. Kai-Fu Lee for the top China R&D position at Google. Microsoft filed the lawsuit against Lee and Google for violating a no-compete agreement Lee had signed with Microsoft. His job at Microsoft was exactly what he's now doing for Google.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Google To Set Up R&D Facility In Brazil
The globalization of Google looks set to continue well into the 21st century with the news of them eyeing another geographic location to open another research and development facility.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Personalized Snap.com Gears Up For 3G Search
Soon to be out of testing, search pioneer Bill Gross' Snap.com is hoping to be ahead of the "exploding search market." The upstart received $10 million in venture capital to enter the soon to be realized third generation of search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Yahoo's Tim Mayer Confirms New Search Index
If any of you are experiencing changes or perhaps difficulties with Yahoo Search, the reason for experiencing any upheavals has been confirmed by Yahoo Search's Tim Mayer.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Baidu IPO Established At 3.7 Million Shares
Chinese search engine and possible Google acquisition Baidu had their IPO established and will be offering 3.7 million shares at an estimated $19 to $21 per.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
The ‘Real’ Value of Press Releases, Search Engine Marketing
I've been following a meme lately on the value of press releases. Amy Gahran suggests, from the standpoint of their value as a PR mechanism, that they need to be put out of their misery.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-20
 
Blinkx Launches RSS Feeds For Search Queries
Today, Blinkx debuted SmartFeed, the newest feature to their search service, which focuses more and more on the rich media aspect of search. Initially, blinkx launched with the intention of developing a strong presence in the desktop search field, which has since become watered down.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Hispanic Internet Use, Online Shopping Increasing Daily
Since I've been covering the search engine industry, one of my "mentors," Nacho Hernandez, has guided me in the area of search engine marketing toward the Hispanic community, a subject some feel isn't worth the effort.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Is Google Developing A Podcast Search?
With the popularity of podcasting continuing to climb, a few, perhaps smaller search service providers have integrated the ability to search out the audio files, and it looks like the big guns are considering it as well.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Would You Pay $1000 For A PR9 Link?
When attempting to improve PageRank, one thing rings true: the better the PR a site linking to you has, the better it can affect your score. There are a number of ways to go about gathering links, including paying for them.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Factiva Added To Yahoo! Search Subscriptions
The Sunnyvale-based portal and search company has added another source to its subscription search product.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Google Opens Chinese R&D Facility, Picks Microsoft Exec To Run It
Google's goal to expand into the Chinese web territory seems to be coming to fruition. There has been talk of Google buying Baidu, a Chinese search engine with a large audience.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Mac User Makes Auto Complete Search Function For Safari
One of the bigger laments coming from the Mac crowd in relation to search is the lack of search utilities and tools for the Mac environment, although the Google Toolbar is available to Mac users, if they don't want to use Spotlight.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Micosoft Fires Back At Google R&D Hiring
"If you join ‘em, we'll sue ‘em" seems to be the attitude Microsoft is adopting towards chief rival Google (sorry Mac users)… at least when they are dealing with MS employees jumping ship to join the Google family.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Microsoft Googles “Non-Compete Agreement”
The maker of Windows and the Xbox has filed suit over Google's hiring of a former Microsoft executive.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Yahoo Up Big, Not Enough For Wall Street Though
A nearly 45 percent increase in revenue for the most recent fiscal quarter angers investors in typical financial industry illogic.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-19
 
Yahoo Tapping Berkeley As Idea Source
The Sunnyvale-based portal company will place and fund a research lab near the UC Berkeley campus.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
MSN Search Team Coming On Strong
You know, I give MSN Search a lot of crap. We all know it's behind Google, right? And it's even behind Yahoo too.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Is WSJ.com the dog that didn’t bark?
One of the stories that I've been tracking for the past 18 months is the relative size of the unique audiences of Yahoo News and Google News.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
MSN Search Toolbar Has International Appeal
Last Friday evening, MSN took their search toolbar to the International community by releasing an updated version, which increases the amount of language support given to foreign countries.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Washington Post Goes to Ads in RSS
Hot off PR Newswire, Washingtonpost.com is going to start pushing ads in its RSS feeds starting July 15. From the release ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
I Found Jesus On Google Maps
Now I've really seen everything. Today, a British news source, Channel Register, showed me an aerial shot from Google Maps featuring a Shroud of Turin-esque likeness staring at me from a Peruvian sand dune. Oh-and a San Diego office building in the shape of a swastika.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Did Google Maps Find Hitler At A US Navy Base?
Not really, but the satellite imaging service did find something on a US Naval base that could cause some raised eyebrows.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Should Google Introduce A Malware Filter?
One of the bigger complaints about Google's search ability is the amount of sites containing various amounts of malware or spyware or viruses still tend to permeate Google's search results. Many a horror story has been told about a users getting some type of computer infection from a site they've discovered on Google (or any search engine for that matter).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
MSN Search Tags User Requests
In order to deliver a more robust search service, MSN is paying attention to the numerous user requests it receives. In order to categorize this bulk of user feedback, MSN Search is employing tagging.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Google Some Public Embarrassment
There's a story in yesterday's New York Times where the writer discusses her nanny's blog, and the tawdry sexual exploits contained within.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
What Happens If You Block The Google Crawler
Although it's a move few would consider, what would happen to a site if the webmaster decided to block the Google crawler from indexing their sites by stipulating such in the site's robot.txt file?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Big Sandbox for Google, AskJeeves & Yahoo. MSN Indexes Quickest
Listing delays that have come to be called the Google Sandbox effect are actually true in practice at each of four top tier search engines in one form or another.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
Andy Beal's Encore Post
Has many of you may know, Andy Beal left his position at Websourced, Inc. last week, citing a difference of opinion with the company's direction.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-18
 
A Place Where Blog Search Engines Need Authority
Feature request for Bloglines or Technorati. Here's where authority makes a big difference: when you search for something with a huge number of blog posts.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-17
 
The Future Of Search
GoogleBlogoscoped reports that Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt discussed "Perspectives on the Information Industry" at the University of Washington.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-17
 
Comparison Shopping With MSN Shopping Beta
MSN Shopping BETA officially launched today increasing the number of stores by 60x, the number of items by 5x, and the number of offers by millions and millions.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-16
 
YRL, A New Yahoo! Research Lab in Berkeley
Yahoo Inc. is going to school to improve its search results and other online features. The Sunnyvale Web portal plans to unveil a partnership today with UC Berkeley to open a research lab near the university campus.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-16
 
Google Page Rank Explained?
Many of our readers are reporting in comments significant changes in their blog's Google Page Rankings in this latest update.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-16
 
Technorati Versus Bloglines
So, back to Berlind's fact check -- then I'm taking off the rest of the day. Let's look. Bloglines wins: 8 times compared to Technorati's 5 wins, so overall Bloglines wins the link contest. Ties: 1 ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-16
 
Yahoo Impulse Ads Tailored To Searchers
Do enough searching on Yahoo and you'll see graphical ads based on your queries begin to appear over a 48 hour period.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
Yahoo Video Now Supports Flash
In an extremely innovative move on Yahoo's part, they've introduced Flash support into their video search service, an integration none of their competitors have pulled off, unless they've done it behind closed doors.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
Publishing Group Asks Google To Stop Digitizing Books
Another group is not satisfied with Google's effort to digitize books for their Google Print for Libraries and has joined in the voices asking them to cease these activities.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
Another PageRank Update Is Underway
It actually started last night, but yes, Google is in the process of updating PageRank to the usual fanfare. As mentioned before, when Google does an update like PageRank or backlinks, people flock to the forums to discuss the results.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
Google Increases Costs For Ads With Lesser Relevancy
In a move Google hopes will increase the quality of their ads, the search engine has announced they will be introducing a quality-based minimum bid standard.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
Yahoo Opens Research Facility With UC Berkeley
Yahoo has announced their plans to open a new research facility in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley. The facility is expected to in August, 2005.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-15
 
WayBackMachine Sued Over...?
Apparently, once you put a web site out in a public domain area, there's still some contention over who "owns" the right to display the content, even after the site in question has been removed.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Andy Beal And Websourced Part Ways
Philosophical differences have been the cause of many a break-up, especially ones that affect business partnerships.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
The History of Search Engine Strategies
For those who want to get more insight into these popular conferences, Danny Sullivan has just launched the Search Engine Strategies Blog.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Yahoo Debuts Its Search Translation Technology For Germany
With more than half the web's content being produced in the English language, web searchers who do not speak the English language may be at a loss when it comes to finding sites of interest.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Google Video Introduce Playable Video Search Option
Since Google has introduced playable video on their Google Video search, one of the bigger complaints has been the lack of the ability to restrict video search results to contain only playable videos.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
MSN Search And Backlink Stability
One of the neater things you can do with search engines is estimate how many sites are linking to yours. By conducting a search with a backlink command in the query, search engines will return an aggregate amount of sites that are linking to the domain being searched.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Google Brings Local Search And Map Search To Japan
As Google tightens its grip on the world of search (and the world itself), the company continues to embrace the international side of search. Every time they release a major product, it doesn't take too long for them to introduce it to the rest of the world.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Yahoo Rebrands European Divisions
Yahoo has merged all its European search products under one common business brandname, Yahoo Europe. Two years ago, Yahoo acquired the original PPC engine Overture, which had previously purchased Alta Vista and AlltheWeb, the search engine designed by the Norwegian search firm FAST.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Google Updates AdSense Policies
One thing is certain about covering Google, don't ever expect them to become stagnant. They are constantly refining and improving new and existing products, ensuring that they function as intended, as well as addressing concerns associated with users or outdated policies.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
Google AdSense Changes
Reports Pages Redesign - Google Publishers will notice major changes to their reports pages when logging on today.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-14
 
President Bush And The Google Sandbox
By now many of you have heard of the President Bush Google/link bombs that have gone off since our world changed in 2001.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Colin Powell Joins Kleiner Perkins After Inspiring Google Visit
Former Secretary of State and celebrated general Colin Powell has joined Kleiner Perkins, the venture capital firm which funded Google in the early days.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
What Do Americans Look For When Searching
What topics are being looked for by Americans when they search? A recent study from Harris Interactive gives some insight into this subject.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Chinese Search Engine Baidu Files IPO
The Chinese search engine, Baidu.com, has attracted Google's eye and is taking their company public, to possibly raise interest in securing a buyout of the property.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Yahoo Updates Desktop Search Utility
While the desktop search craze (if there really was one) may have subsided some, that doesn't mean developers are going to stop improving their product.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
That Giant Scraping Sound: Li on Job Search
Forrester's Charlene Li offers an in-depth analysis of Yahoo Hotjobs' new free job listings component, and the job search field in general.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Search Images With Pixsy
While it may be true that Google has a firm grip on the image search "industry," (GIS anyone?) there's always room to welcome another to the party.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Claria To Enter The Search Industry
Claria, one-time producers of the infamous Gator Wallet, has announced their intentions to enter the search engine industry market, but with a little twist.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Does The Google Sandbox Allow For PageRank Increases
While it's true that the impact of Google's mythical PageRank score can be debated ad nauseam, one thing remains clear, whether or not a high PageRank is beneficial, many still harbor concerns over low scores and wonder how to improve them.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Is HotJobs Getting An Unfair Rap?
Yahoo has been taking a great deal of flap for their decision to allow their HotJobs search engine to scrape job listings from other sites. The general consensus among many bloggers is that this is a poor choice on Yahoo's behalf, which leads to a question: Why?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Search For Music Files With Google
Has Google introduced a music search function that's similar to their video search feature? No, unfortunately not. But, thanks to a never-say-die user, there are adjustments you can make to your search string that can help locate these types of files.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
Adjusting Your Site For Google's Non-American Engines
Does Google's country-specific search option favor sites containing domains designated to that country? Do they favor sites that are hosted in the country in question? The answer is yes. Yes they do.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
GoWholesale Acquires Wholesale411
Being a vertical search engine seems demanding. Not only do have the big guns to compete with, there are usually established resources that serve the target vertical already.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-13
 
How to Get Indexed by Google
I've had a few readers write to let me know that they're having trouble getting indexed by Google and asking for advice.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Google Opens Up Adsense for RSS
Google has opened up its contextual Adsense ads for RSS feeds to any web site owner. There's one catch, however.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Google Testing Out Advanced Site Map Results
GoogleGuy has confirmed this user interface test being run by Google. These things happen all the time, so don't expect it to actually be implemented...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Google Introduces Numrange Search Function
Google has introduced another method users can refine their queries with by introducing a new advanced search feature focusing on numbers and their range.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Doc Searls Defends Technorati
Doc Searls comes to Technorati's defense regarding several posts based on the original Tom Foremski piece on SVW about the alleged blatant selling of Technorati to corporate America on a recent panel.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Platinax Back In Yahoo's Index
Apparently, being removed from Yahoo's index because of a DMCA complaint is a reversible decision.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Yahoo Coup: Discovery Lift Off Live On Yahoo
Yahoo announced they would be handling the webcast of the Discovery's return to space. Yahoo has been granted live, 24-7 access to the 12-day mission including take off, space walks and landing.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Test Google's SMS Service Online
Have you ever wanted to see if Google's mobile-based SMS search service works but didn't want to pay carrier fees for text messages? Well, Google has heard your call.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Google Testing Imbedded Alternate Searches
Have you ever conducted a search and found the results don't exactly match what you were looking for? During these times, have you ever wanted your search engine to suggest other queries worth trying? Apparently, Google believes there's a demand for such a service and is currently experimenting with it.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
A9 Yellow Pages Searches Impress
Another AJAX site has popped up: Ajaxmatters.com. I know it's not AJAX per se, but the A9 search site has a feature that's really killer ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
Bloglines Citations Is The Best Way To Track Blog Posts
I've gotta say, Bloglines Citations is -- by far -- the best way to see what bloggers are saying about a specific post or web site.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-12
 
39 New Google Datacenters
Darrin Ward at SEO Town posts a list of 39 new Google search pages, known in the SEO community as "datacenters".
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
High Search Engine Ranking - A Blessing and a Curse
One of the beauties of having a highly ranked site that is regularly visited by search engine bots is that you can very quickly rise to the top of search engines on a breaking news story. This can be a wonderful thing - but it can also be something of a curse. Let me illustrate.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Google Maps Address Hack
Has it's been documented quite frequently, since the launch of Google's map service, there have been quite a few hacks and extensions built that further Google's map search functionality.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Google AdSense Optimization Webinar Transcript
Adsense publishers might be interested in reading this transcript of Google's recent AdSense Optimization Webinar which was held a week or so ago by Google for their publishers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Technorati Goes All Corporate On Us?
SVW did a piece on Technorati's contribution to the blogosphere and it's efforts to monetize the data on the millions of blogs it monitors. Here are some excerpts from the SVW piece.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Google Wins Domain Name Case
The National Arbitration Forum has ruled in Google's favor. Legal representatives of Google were before the forum with concerns over the rights to Internet domain names googkle.com, ghoogle.com, gfoogle.com and gooigle.com.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
MSN Search Update in Progress?
I've noticed quite a few people in Search Engine forums over the past day commenting on changes that they are experiencing in MSN Search results for their sites. It looks like they have an update of some sort in progress.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
AdWords Algorithm Change Angers Advertisers
Threadwatch discusses a change Google has instituted in its ad system that is killing some advertisers.....
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Want Your Page to be Popular? Just Add Water. (Or, 1997 Wine, New Bottles)
Danny offers a detailed explanation of how search marketers are probably going to try to exploit Yahoo's My Web 2.0. OK, I admit it, I'm a bit confused.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Google Squanders AdWords Campaign
I'm doing some research on t-shirts and always liked the blogger tees I got from Shellen. So I went to google and searched for Blogger tees. The first sponsored result above the natural results was for blogger but I was more interested in finding them at the Google Store.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks To Yahoo
I'm listening to the audio stream from the Governator's talk at Yahoo today. I'll try to note bits and pieces here while still getting a bit of work done.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-11
 
Yahoo Follows Google On SMS Search
The two search engine competitors now have a match in the SMS search space, where text messages can retrieve information to mobile phones.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-08
 
Google Releases Firefox Toolbar
Google has released its toolbar for Firefox, its first product designed specifically for a non Internet Explorer browser. While some Google products work with FF, none of them have been exclusively produced for the popular open-source browser.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-08
 
Is This Tag Spam?
There's a little bit of an arguement between Steve Rubel and the Yahoo Search Blog as to whether Yahoo's My Web 2.0 has been co-opted by massive spamming.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-08
 
Baidu Bids Adieu To Google Stake Increase
Search engine leader Google has been rumored to want a bigger stake in the Chinese Baidu.com presence.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-08
 
Channel-Based Wholesale PPC Still on a Roll
A number of companies have been vying to help publishers run their own PPC auctions. MyGeek and Quigo have been a couple leaders in this area. This was largely pioneered by Sprinks content match, which operated on a "channel" basis allowing advertisers to place ads, mostly on About.com.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-08
 
Yahoo Presents Mobile SMS Searching
Users can search Yahoo via text messaging, and the company has also expanded its mobile browser web search service.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
I Don’t Get Pop Culture Surfing
I got this release from AOL detailing their top searches of the summer so far. Some of the pop culture related searches confounded me. For example, why was Tom Cruise #23 among stars, while Katie Holmes is #17?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
GoogleMaps as a Tool in a Job Hunt
Getting started is really simple. Enter one or more of these criteria: a position, a location, a few keywords describing the job you are looking for, one or more target companies, and press ‘List Jobs' to get the list of job openings matching your requirements or press ‘Map Jobs' to have them displayed on a map.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
Google Getting Current With Broadband
Investments by the search engine company and two high-powered firms deliver $100 million to Current Communications Group.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
Put Add to My Web Links on Google
If you find yourself on Google occasionally and would like "add to my web" links on the search results, I have a Greasemonkey script for you.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
Google in Your Walls
Google, Goldman Sachs, and Hearst Media have invested in Current Communications Group, which provides access to the Internet over power lines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
Google Bets on Broadband Over Power Lines
Google, Goldman Sachs and Hearst have put $100 million in a startup that will provide broadband over power lines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
CustomizeGoogle
CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhance Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
Gmail Adds Additional Language Support
With the popularity of Google's email service continuing to grow, the search engine has continued to tweak Gmail's abilities in order to the growing number of international users who've shown interest in using the service.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-07
 
The MozBot Engine
There's something new coming up says Gary Price from SearchEngineWatch. It's a new search engine in France, and there's a plug for Mac users and FireFox-adepts. Let's check this out.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
My Yahoo 6th Most Popular RSS Reader
Feedburner's CTO, Eric Lunt, pulls some stats and shows that Bloglines is the number one RSS reader in terms of subscribers to feeds, while My Yahoo is in sixth place, very strong in a crowded market.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Google Tutor for Sale
I began GoogleTutor.com with a great idea-to provide practical, useful information for everyday users of Google. I knew that most people had no idea of what they could do with Google. The site was an instant success, receiving up to 5,000 unique visitors a day.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Which Blog is Tops in Search?
Yahoo's got an interesting experiment going. They want to know: do readers find blogs via links or through search...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Google Earth Resumes Downloads
Recently, Google suspended the ability to download the appropriate file to install their increasingly popular Google Earth map service. Google provided no reason for doing so, although some speculated that the demand for Google Earth was (and is) extremely high, and therefore Google couldn't support all of the download requests.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
RSS Users Getting Fed Advertisements
Several online advertisers have been putting together options for tucking ads into feedreaders.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Ian Turner Issues Heartfelt Thank You
SEO expert Ian Turner, whose disappearance generated a hail of genuine support, has issued heartfelt gratitude for the support given to him during his ordeal.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
More Infringing Google Videos
Because it never ends, Brad Hill has some more copyrighted Google Videos, sure to dissapear as soon as someone from Google reads one of these blogs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Yahoo Launches HotJobs Job Engine
When it comes to covering the search engine industry, the press seems to begin and end with Google happenings, something this author is guilty of as well. However, it's always nice to cover the happenings of Google's competitors, provided they've done something to warrant said coverage.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-06
 
Firefox Getting Official Google Toolbar
Google is releasing a toolbar for Firefox on July 7, according to a message it sent to developers of the Firefox Googlebar.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
Google Wins Click-Fraud Case vs Auction Experts
Google 1 - Auction Experts 0. from [MediaBuyerPlanner] : "Google won its suit against an AdSense partner publisher that it had accused of deliberate click fraud. Two months ago, a California judge granted Google a $75,000 judgment against Auction Experts, a Texas firm, according to MediaPost...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
GoogleGlobe - The Virtual World
They are interested in OUR favorite place on earth. We can add our places (e.g. your home, work, nature, holiday destination etc) to the site by filling in the form at the left side of the site.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
Prudential Creates Google Earth Plugin
In an effort to capitalize on the usability of Google new downloadable mapping service, many services are in the process of developing plugins designed to take the functionality of Google's service to higher levels.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
Study Reveals Negative PR Impact Of Google Searches
As if we need further proof that organizations no longer control their messages, Market Sentinel has released the results of a study that spotlight the negative PR implications of Google searches.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
Become.com Launches News Search
Keeping with up with the desires of the Internet audience is a very demanding order. Knowing what the viewing public desires and being able to provide it is key.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-05
 
Yahoo Paid Inclusion: Is this Story Authentic?
One reason many in the SEM business have been skeptics when it comes to paid inclusion is that it was that the claims made for it lacked credibility.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-03
 
Search Marketer Ian Turner Reported Found
The top story going around the blogospehere is that Ian Turner, a well-known and respected search marketer, has gone missing, dissapearing on the way home from last week's WebMasterWorld Conference.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-02
 
Bill Gates Makes Suprise Visit To Live8 Concert
"Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates made a surprise appearance at the Live8 concert in London's Hyde Park today to urge world leaders to do more to ease the problem of Africa's crippling debt and extreme poverty.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-02
 
Google Sued Over Click Fraud
Google profits from the manipulation of its pay-per-click advertising service by others, and hasn't done enough to end the practice, according to a lawsuit filed by pay-per-click analysis firm Click Defense.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
Google Developing Premium Content Search
BetaNews reports that Google is testing a service that will allow searching of paid or subscription content, with the possibility of allowing Google searchers to view a page for free.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
Ask Jeeves Celebrates Canada Day
One of the neat things offered by search engines during festive occasions is to alter their graphic to pay respect to whatever holiday is being celebrated.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
MSN, Fox, Blitz Yahoo On Fantasy Football
A newly announced joint venture between Microsoft's search portal and News Corp's Fox Sports offers advanced fantasy football features for free.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
WebmasterWorld Moderator Ian Turner Missing
When something happens to a member of the SEO community, the Internet is a valuable tool for assisting those who are concerned. Such is the case with Ian Turner.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
US Crawfishes On ICANN, Will Remain Internet “Steward”
The US Commerce Department announced yesterday its decision to indefinitely maintain supervision of the Internet's "root servers" that control web traffic. The decision hasn't been popular with international stakeholders who think oversight of Internet traffic should be a multi-national effort.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-07-01
 
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