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Yahoo Called Out For Poaching Workers
Nuance Communications has sued Yahoo, claiming theft of trade secrets and unfair competition.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Bloggers Crticial Of PC World's Top 100
With three months to spare, PC World has released an inventory of the best 100 tech products of 2005 to less than lackluster response in the blogosphere, the tech-soldiers of which contend its contents are old news.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Worm Spoofs Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search
Another worm that modifies the hosts file redirects queries sent to Google, MSN, or Yahoo to spoofed versions of those pages.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Spread The Feed With FeedShot
One submission form from Feedshot can send your site's RSS or Atom feed to twenty blog search engines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
GoogleNet Continued…Welcome To The Future
Just when you thought Google couldn't get any more jaw-dropping with its latest explorations, you realize with a sudden and exasperated "omigod" that this is bigger-much bigger than we imagined. Google, NASA, and MIT are going to change the world...again.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Pillars Of Yahoo
Yahoo chief operating officer, Dan Rosenweig recently addressed a group from Advertising Weekly at the Museum of Radio and Television on Tuesday. During his speech, he covered the basic model for Yahoo, their four pillars as he called.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Google’s Got Some Bugs
One of the more versatile tools Google's come out with is Google Earth. It can show you things all over the world, some of which you probably don't have the security clearance to see. But now according to some sources Google might just have a few bugs…namely….ANTS!
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
AdSense Testing A New Service
Word around the blogfire is that Google is running a beta test of an AdSense feature that provides a direct link for interested parties to "Advertise on this site" if they stumble upon a website they feel is relevant to their business.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Bikini Calculus Via Google Video
Every so often an idea comes around the genius of which is unparalleled for centuries. Courtesy Google Video, Jaime Lynn and Paige help the digitally challenged master some hard math with Bikini Calculus.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
A Google Calendar Theory
A second-level domain redirects to Google.com instead of returning a 404, and everyone goes mad; yup, it's Friday alright.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Google Earth Digs Up Ants
It's an important step to bio-literacy, an entomologist notes in the Google Blog, and the first step will be taken by the humble ant.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Google Not Getting Indexed By S&P
Wishful thinking by shareholders that Google would finally join the S&P 500 has been squashed.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-30
 
Mobile Operators Complain About Google
The prevalence of Google and Yahoo usage by mobile users has cellular operators upset about search engines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Outranking The Search Engines
Some factors affect a site's rank greatly, others have minimal effect, and no one knows what all the factors are or how they all really impact a given site.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Infospace Starts Crawling Seekport
Metacrawler mogul Infospace just added the services of European search engine Seekport to their list of partners. Seekport will get some much-needed monetization and Infospace picks yet another resource to draw upon.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
NASA Gets Googley Eyed
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday they would be taking on Google as a roommate at the Ames Research Center. The two entities intend to collaborate on a number of "technology-focused research-and-development activities."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Rollyo Lets Searchers Roll Their Own
The beta service from Rollyo lets users assemble a group of sites into a "searchroll" and perform queries that return results from those sites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
MSN Adds Search Plugins For Firefox
Microsoft's MSN sent out an enhancement in the form of a plugin for users of the Firefox browser from Mozilla. The default search engine for Firefox is Google but this gives users another search choice for their Mozilla browser.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
The Top SEO Myths, All Of It Hearsay
If you do a Google search on SEO myths, you'll bring in about half a million hits, all with an SEO expert of some form or another diligently listing the optimization misconceptions they run often encounter. They often disagree on certain points, but there are some common threads, which leads us here to a quick compilation of the more agreed upon SEO myths and how they are debunked.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
NASA and Google Join Up/ Web 2.0 Talk
Some interesting things on the blogs today (I am linking here to Memeorandum): Om Malik touched off a firestorm of comment ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Live From Sunnyvale: Yahoo Site Explorer
The Sunnyvale kids at Yahoo launched the beta of the much-anticipated Yahoo Site Explorer. The Site Explorer allows users to search sites based on URLs and see how many pages are tied to those URLS. It also allows the user to check inlinks. It should help some even improve their rankings a bit becuase of the ability to search the inlinks.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Afraid of Blogging Because It Might Hurt Google
Adam Bosworth says he's scared of posting on his blog. "I find that most of what I want to post these days would rile a fair number of people and then Google would get the blame ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Google House Ads, cont'd
A clarification on my previous post about house ads run by Google on publisher websites, as part of the AdSense creative.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
MSN Search Plug-in For Firefox Available
Yes you read that correctly, and no, the plug-in doesn't cause Firefox to delete itself from your computer.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-29
 
Kai-Fu Lee Gets Lots Of Résumés
Dr. Lee won't have any trouble keeping busy as star recruiter for Google China, thanks to a deluge of job-seekers hitting Google and his personal email.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Yammy Goes To Twinkle Toes
Yahoo's Video Search Awards contest has ended, with a California videomaker taking the top prize.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Jobster’s Searching For New Jobs
Seattle-based online job recruiter Jobster launched their newest venture, Jobster Search. Jobster says the new job search engine is based on getting most of your information in one click and then getting all your networking and referrals done through the Internet.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Martha Stewart Taps SEO For Apprentice
If David Karandish doesn't win the competition for a place at Martha Stewart Omnimedia, he can always go back to his SEO gig.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
AdWords To Require Google Login
The separate AdWords login will be replaced, as Google will require the creation of a Google account.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Free Speech Issues On the Internet
The boundaries of free speech are oft debated and rarely decided conclusively. The issue with Traffic-Power is no different. The search-marketing firm has had some troubles recently. The company is going after two websites in a high stakes free speech issue they may help define and determine the future of what people can say on the Internet.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Media Wakes Up To Internet
The online advertising market has placed the hand of slumbering traditional media into a bowl of warm water; now the likes of Viacom and Time Warner are wide awake.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Is AdSense Filtering A Good Idea?
With Google's AdSense program, site owners and bloggers are given the option of filtering and blocking advertisements that don't fit in with their site, either because they are from competition, are unrelated to the site content, or have a low payout. Google insists that webmasters are financially better off blocking ads as little as possible, an assertion many disagree with.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Y!NN: The Yahoo News Network
The current talk in the search engine world these days generally involves speculation around the raging war between Google and Microsoft and their battle for supremacy. But tucked into a lower orbit is Yahoo's quest to become a media company and they're putting together a top-notch news portal in the process.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
The CEO Did It: Butler Gets Axed
So Diller will indeed ask his butler, Jeeves, to find new employment. We speculated about this earlier in the month ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Google Levels European SEM Playing Field
One of the chief complaints of search engine marketing (SEM) agencies is that Google favors the big spenders with traditional business models when it comes to setting up an advertising campaign. In Europe, at least, that appears to be changing as Google releases its European Third Party program effective in January of 2006.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Yahoo Puts Out List of Top 10 Bars On Yahoo Local
It's Thursday night and you don't feel like studying. You want to enrich your collegiate education with good life experience so you contemplate looking for a popular local tavern to discuss political philosophy with your collegiate comrades. You head to Yahoo Local and determine the best place for your discourse.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Japan Gets Their Yahoo Fix, Where’s Ours?
Now here's a good idea, and one that we may hope to see from Yahoo on the other side of the Pacific. Yahoo Japan Corp launched a pilot service allowing local users to update its map service to be sure its accurate, according to Kyodo News.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Pictometry Gets 10-Year Deal With Blom ASA
The digital photography company Pictometry, specializing in aerial oblique imagery and measuring software just inked a deal with Norwegian based Blom ASA to create Pictometry Europe. This is a major move for the company known for providing photos for MSN's Virtual Earth tool and the U.S. government.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
LibraryThing Is Flickr-ish
There's no shortage of interesting tech-things breaking through the ice caps and fjords of Scandinavia these days, and LibraryThing, a Flickr-and-Del.icio.us-ish bookmark service for books, is no exception.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Google Plans Expansion On NASA Grounds
NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA, will host Google CEO Eric Schmidt for a 7:30 pm ET news conference.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Mmm, A Recipe Search Engine
The FoodieView search screens the recipes it indexes, so users can query for cucumbers in relative safety.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
The Alta Vista Search Engine Days
I'm here with Don Dodge, he works here at Microsoft now, but he used to be director of Engineering at AltaVista.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Google Increases House Ads On Adsense Sites
In the past, advertisers have worried that Google "house" ads compete for space with those who are advertising on SERP's for fairly granular search queries, such as "flight tracker." ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-28
 
Google Boasts About Size To Cnet
Almost unnoticed in Google's disclosure that its index is triple that of the nearest competitor is that they're speaking to Cnet again.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Online Ad Revenue Skyrockets
A 26 percent increase for the first half of 2005 saw revenue for online advertising hit $5.8 billion dollars.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Yahoo Discovers Secret To Youth Market
Personalization is the key for marketers who want to target 13-24 year olds with their advertising.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Andy Beal And Michael Marshall Launch SE Marketing Firm
Search engine marketers Andy Beal and Michael Marshall launched their Fortune Interactive marketing firm on Tuesday. Both men are recognized experts in the field and plan on "shaking up" the search engine marketing space.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
PubSub Testing Blog Waters With New Ranking System
PubSub.com released LinkRanks yesterday, calling it the "Blogosphere's most comprehensive tool for tracking the popularity and influence of blogs and websites," along with a list of its top 1000 most influential sites with web feeds.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
MIT Sponsoring Search Panel In NYC
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will sponsor a search engine event in New York City, focusing on changes in search technology and includes a panel consisting some major players in the industry.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
AdWords Experiment Gone Wrong?
This seems suspect for a number of reasons, but it's interesting to think about so we'll let the reader decide. Widely read PBS tech-author, Robert X. Cringely, outlines an experiment (one experiment, one reader, one website) that concludes Google AdWords punishes advertisers for dropping keyword bid amounts. But many remain unconvinced.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Ask.com, GeoTrust Pair On Search Safety
A new search service from GeoTrust will see its TrustWatch product provide "rating symbols" for links retrieved in a search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Google Stops Reporting Count, Celebrates Birthday
Kudos to Google for removing the index size count from its search engine. I hope MSN does this too.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Study: Top Ranking Most Clicked, Even When Searchers Tricked
A study out of Cornell University has produced some interesting results regarding users' search engine results click behavior, concluding that searchers implicitly trust search engine rankings, clicking most often on the top ranking, even when the results are secretly swapped.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Flickrers Still Flicked Off At Flickr
Some time ago, the mighty Yahoo looked down and saw many people, called Flickrers, collecting photos in the great Flickr. The Yahoo grew curious and gazed longingly as image after image continued to appear and it made the Yahoo hunger for images of its own. And so the Yahoo swallowed the Flickr whole.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
What Does Google Suggest About You?
Google Suggest, in mind reader twin soul fashion, will finish your sentences for you. But you may be shocked when those sentences finish as racist remarks echoed by millions of others.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Classified Google Rumors
The latest "what's Google going to do with the money" chatter claims the search engine company will enter the classified advertising market.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-27
 
Google Personalized Search More Personal
The folks at Google continue to tweak Google Personalized Search. They now allow users to remove search results they aren't interested in. The deal is you actually have to have personalized your information and be logged in.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Search Marketing Showing Signs of Growth
Marketing research firm, MarketingSherpa release the results of the online advertising study last week. There's plenty of good news for search engine advertisers and marketers because the survey shows substantial growth in the industry.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google Telling 400 People A Secret
Google is joining the ranks of the Knights Templar, the Masons, the Illuminati, and Skull and Bones, effectively setting up secret invitation-only meetings with 400 elite attendees, including major media figures, who are all sworn to secrecy about next month's Google Zeitgeist 05. Passwords will be used in lieu of secret handshakes.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Yahoo Playing With Search Results
Toward the end of last week and during the weekend, it appears Yahoo was toying with their search listings. There could be lots of reasons for this but generally, it's in the name of some form of improvement.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Overstock Opening Storefront at Shop.Com
The folks at Shop.com are yelling about getting Overstock.com in their online shopping mall. Overstock is an online discount retailer that cuts prices, in some cases up to 70%.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Yahoo Finds Finance Friends For Suze Orman
The portal company has made another addition to its content offerings, by adding several financial columnists to Yahoo Finance.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google Awards Top Coder
Now here's a kid that can write his own ticket. Marek Cygan, a student at Warsaw University, won the grand prize in Google's 2005 Google Code Jam, a programming contest that attracted 14,500 A-one programmers from around the world.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google TV and “Everybody Hates Chris”
One of the most anticipated sitcoms of the new television season is "Everybody Hates Chris" from UPN and is based on the life and times of comedian Chris Rock. The big sell for the ecommerce world is Google running the premiere episode from its video website.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Listening To Yahoo
On Wednesday, Sept. 14th, the kids in Sunnyvale put together the first "Silicon Valley Search SIG" called "Audio Search: Selling Picks & Shovels at the Podcast Gold Rush." The event took place on at Yahoo's HQ and was hosted by the SD Forum.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Gone Phishing With Yahoo
Three weeks ago, Spamhaus accused Yahoo of hosting some 5,000 phishing sites, and now one has been using Yahoo's logo to help steal login information.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google Walloping Search World In Market Share
The majority share of global search owned by Google actually decreased slightly over the past two months.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google Turns Seven
As the Google Blog says, it was seven years ago that Google began operating out of Susan Wojcicki's spare room.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-26
 
Google Allowing More Control Over Personalized Search
Matt Cutts says that Google is now adding a "Remove result" link after personalized search results.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-25
 
NYT on Yahoo's Media Plans, Bloggers
Saul Hansell, in a multi-page New York Times story titled "It's Not TV, It's Yahoo" describes Yahoo's new media plans and a few of those leading them.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-24
 
Blogger Buzzing With AdSense
Google wants to lower the barrier to entry for new bloggers who want to place contextual ads on their blogs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Watson A Pricey, Private Option For Research
The privacy aspect of Intellext's Watson 2.0 search tool will appeal to users, but that $239.95 price tag may give them pause.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Insight Into Chinese Internet
The battle for the internet in the coming years will be in China. With nearly 100 million users already and showing nothing by growth, many companies with business on the net are building models for China. In a recent interview, Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley provided some insight into where that market is going.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Need A Shopping Buddy?
Online shoppers often visit up to 20 sites per day over a three-week period looking for the best deal, or so says SquareTrade CEO and co-founder Steve Abernethy, which is why his company debuted a free virtual personal shopper at this year's DEMOfall, an annual new-tech preview.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Cramer Thinks Yahoo Is Cheap
At $31 a share, Yahoo certainly costs less than Google, it probably isn't undervalued, but it might be time to buy.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
SEM Test: Can You Pass The Exam?
So you think you know a little about search engine marketing? Prove it. How do you prove it? Well… you take a test. It's not a tough test, just 44 questions. Think you can ace it? Give it a whirl.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
AtomFilms Looking To Be Searched: AOL, Singingfish and Blinkx
AtomFilms jumped off the deep end and into the search engine oceans, signing a deal with SingingFish, AOL and Blinkx to distribute their short films. This will unload a few million viewers on AtomFilms' bandwagon with each company promoting the content for viewing.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
InfoSearch To Be Featured On CNBC
Search engine marketing is going mainstream, hitting CNBC's "Business and Beyond" series segment entitled "Undervalued, Under-followed Hidden Gems," featuring online media and search firm InfoSearch Media, Inc. The segment is scheduled to air on CNBC on Sunday, September 25th at 11:30 PST.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Microsoft Versus Google: Drawing The Lines
The battlefield looks to be set. The young, vigorous commander has come to the field of battle and he's playing to win. He's strong, he's clever and he's brilliant. He's also hired brilliant mercenaries, both old and young, to strengthen his fortifications and construct new weapons. He's red hot and he's ready to fight but he might be just a bit naïve.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Microsoft, Metaphors, And Out-Googling Google
Microsoft has more than a few thorns in its side lately, but that's what happens to megalithic companies expanding and overflowing their manicured lawns into the brush. The software/search/game/everything-else company is more than a giant, it's a fat giant, living off the spoils of a decade before, suddenly noticing the trouble it has climbing stairs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Google Experiments With Result Removal
Google launched an experiment today allowing some Googlites to modify their personal search results so that certain sites are blocked from personal SERPs. Full adoption depends on whether or not users like it.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Searching For PR On Blogs
The blog is fast becoming one of the PR tools of choice for many companies, not the least of which are the search engine entities. They use them for all types of information distribution, some of which are traditionally released to the media via a news release.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Vivisimo, Gigablast Snare FirstGov Contracts
Vivisimo's partnership with MSN has led to it receiving one of three Blanket Purchase Agreements from the GSA.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Yahoo Says Hurray For Hollywood
The New York Times asks if Yahoo will progress from directory to portal to interactive studio online.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
AOL Out Of Beta, Aiming For Yahoo
The portal experiment has quietly moved to full version status, as AOL.com's repurposing as an audience driven presence online continues.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Microsoft Is Done For. Google Owns the World... You Believe That?
I just got back from Microsoft's Company Meeting. My first "real" meeting. This is the one they hold in a local baseball stadium with 10s of thousands of employees.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Does Windows Vista Matter?
I keep hearing this question: Does Vista matter? Preston Gralla, over on O'Reilly blogs, is the latest to ask.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-23
 
Opera Sings Praises Of Google Money
The free version of the Opera web browser managed to shed its advertising, and Opera fans owe Google a bit of thanks.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Yahoo UK Dials In Skype Exec
One person who won't make the switch from Skype to eBay will be its head of product development.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
AOL And Three Possible Partners
Time Warner's chairman says AOL is not up for purchase or partnership, but if it were, one of Microsoft, Google, or Yahoo could make an AOL deal work.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
SEO With Yahoo: Buy One of Their Overture Ads?
The number two search engine may be giving its Yahoo Search Marketing advertisers a little Slurp love in the form of a kick up in their ratings according to some reports.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Google Enterprise Professionals And You
Google discussed on their blog this morning a training program for their "Google Search Appliance." The program is aimed at helping enterprise customers get the most out of Google's enterprise tools. The Google Enterprise Professional program is intended to make customers more knowledgeable and familiar with their product.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
A Front Row Seat For Google TV
Google's foray into the television industry has been talked about since the Big G launched video search last year, and subsequently began working with TiVo last April. And now a recent Google job posting, several interesting domain registrations, and the GoogleNet buzz, which will allow pinpoint ad targeting, are evidencing a buildup to the next generation of television.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Local Search Worth $4 Billion By 2010
Sponsored search placements for local advertisers will see spending move over from display ads.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Can’t Find That 1996 Memo? Google Can Help
Google launched Google Enterprise Professional today, a partner program service to aid small and large businesses in making various types of data more efficiently accessible.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Time Warner Trying To Rebuild AOL
Much speculation circulated the tech industry recently after the reports surface of discussions between Time Warner and Microsoft over the future of AOL. Anxiety continues to build in Time Warner stockholder as CEO Richard Parsons tries to steer the multimedia corporation back to higher stock prices.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Blogging On Google Alerts Not Crawling For Blogs
Many people get Google news alerts. They're pretty simple. You pick your topic, say the timely subject of hurricanes. When hurricane stories appear, you get an email. You can pick the frequency upon which they appear and whether or not the alert scoura just the news or the entire web.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Vidi Google Maps, Then Veni and Vici
The ruins of a lost Roman villa was spotted with the help of Google Earth and Google Maps, a serendipitous discovery that had archeologists on the scene minutes later.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Dr. Lee Going From Zero To 50 Recruits
Now that Kai-Fu Lee can begin working for Google in China, his first task will be to bring fifty new engineers on board.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
News Corp Looking For Search, VoIP
Rupert Murdoch told analysts in Manhattan he expects to have VoIP and search engine capabilities for his nascent Internet empire "within weeks."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Dumbfind Takes Two Steps To Search
Keywords plus topics may be a better way to search, at least the people behind Dumbfind.com think so.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-22
 
Yahoo Search At Your Service
Now, the search engine algorithm used by Yahoo attempts to determine the most-used information about a search topic.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Google Responds To Authors Guild Lawsuit
As Google Print gets another legal challenge, the search engine responded via the company blog to explain its position.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Big Dogs Go Deep With Google
The question on the comments page has been raised, "Is your site bad-ass enough for Google to give you sub-categories?" One-named commenter Esos, that's an excellent question.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Going Yahoo Over Quick Links
Quick and easy seems to be the aim of Yahoo these days as they continue to put out product for search that shortens a user's time. Last week, they put out "Instant Search" that starts searching when you start typing. Now they've got their Quick Links to make things go even faster.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Break It Down: Search Engine Crawlers
How do they find those wonderful sites? A question many interested in the internet search world often ponder is also answered fairly easy. It's all in the way they crawl.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Does DMOZ Have An Expiration Date?
At least a forum or two around the net has sparked some interesting debate surrounding the open directory DMOZ, and one of the more recent and interesting questions is about how much longer the Web's volunteer-run "historical monument" can survive without corporate funding.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Cutts Comments On Reinclusion Requests
One of the great fears in the search engine marketing world remains getting dropped by the big search engines. Many online businesses live and die by their Google page ranks as well as how they rate in organic searches. Sometimes Google drops the bomb and you're done for, aren't you? Your page rank drops, your page listings disappear and you sweat. Maybe you should try reinclusion.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Belanger Takes Yahoo's Pitch, Joins Search Team
Ron Belanger, most recently of BuyDomains.com, will help Yahoo clients and agencies develop their online ad campaigns.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Ask No Questions; Jeeves Meets His End
This time the butler didn't do it; instead, the smoking gun bears the rebranding fingerprints of IAC chairman Barry Diller.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-21
 
Google Secures Wireless Access
The company's experimental wireless network in San Francisco can be accessed with a new VPN tool.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
Google Can't Find Penguins In Alaska
And neither can anyone else, since the short flightless waterfowl only live in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Date: 2005-09-20
 
Google Embedded Searches Raise Questions
About a month ago, stories were floating around of UI tests over at the Googleplex. The information showed up on a number of blogs and forums. One of those tests involved embedded results in SERPs.
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Date: 2005-09-20
 
The US of G: Google's Plan To Connect The World
Let's have fun with letters-descramble DWDM GMPLS ROADM WIMAX. The answer? US of G, as Google rumors continue to circulate about a nation united by cutting edge fiber optic technology that could make the Internet as accessible and free as radio.
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Date: 2005-09-20
 
Monster Roars At Job Search Technology
The online job search site will tweak some of its offerings to permit faster job applications and shielding résumés from current employers.
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Date: 2005-09-20
 
Syntax Error Reported At MSN
MSN recently introduced syntax to help in discovering feeds. The feeds would return RSS or Atom documents containing query terms. The hasfeed work with sites with links as well as search terms. Apparently Microsoft has put those on hold for the moment.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
Microsoft’s Qwest For VoIP At Hand
Software titan Microsoft and the telecommunications wizards at Qwest Communications announced their partnership today to offer desktop based VoIP services aimed at small and medium sized business. This makes a powerful entrance into the VoIP arena for Microsoft and a strong team member for Qwest.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
Who Is Data Docket Inc. And Why Does Google Love Them?
Last Friday, a blogger by the handle of Gootch may have stumbled upon a trail of breadcrumbs that leads us to Google's next big release: an online storage system, similar to AOL's Xdrive, called (what else?) Gdrive, as well as a mystery company connected to Google and a few odd domain names.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
ShibuiMarkets Offers Search Engine Directory Hybrid
Search engines come in all shapes and sizes. ShibuiMarkets weighed in with their version today, namely a portal that combines search engine technology with the organization of a directory.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
FatLens Adding Six Shopping Search Engines
The company launched an event ticket search service in June, and will expand to offer an additional half-dozen vertical search engines.
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Date: 2005-09-20
 
Google Stars In “An Internet Of Their Own”
There's no crying in network development, not when the first $100 million price tag will be a blip on one's $4.1 billion secondary stock offering proceeds.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-20
 
Googleplex Jones And The Last Roman Villa
Geeks are geeks, no matter where they are, and one in Italy turned an interest in Google Earth into a discovery.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
You've Seen GMail, Now Meet YMail
Word has it that the next version of Yahoo Mail is due any day as a limited public beta...
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
National GeoGooglic
Google has added a feature to Google Earth, in partnership with National Geographic, that allows users interested in the varied terrain, culture, and wildlife of the African continent to explore the continent without jumping an elephant and lolling your way through the bush.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
WebSourced Says Allegations Wrong
WebSourced CEO Pat Martin has not resigned according to WebSourced. Recent rumors floating around the blogosphere reported he had resigned and also that the company had been raided by the North Carolina Dept. of Revenue. According to sources at WebSourced, both of these are just unfounded rumors.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-19
 
MSNBC Just Now Being SEO’d?
Let's all welcome MSNBC to the game, as the Redmond, Washington-based news arm of Microsoft has decided they should optimize their site for search engines. Until June, the team at MSNBC.com was apparently unaware of this MSN thing on the other side of campus.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
Google Blog Search - What You Should Know
Google is moving in so many directions, it can be somewhat difficult to keep track of all the services and tools offered by this premium search engine.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
Thoughts On Google’s Thoughts
Companies have a mission statement and most of them have a philosophy on how they and their business approach the world. Google is no different in that respect. They've had both those in place for some years now but sometimes, companies must adapt statements to suit necessary changes. Google is also no different there either.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
AOL: The Next Great Mountain
By now, most people in the search engine biz know about Microsoft's discussions with Time Warner over the future of AOL. In the original article by the New York Post, the newspaper also mentioned both Time Warner had talked to both Google and Yahoo but Microsoft was their primary choice.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
Google's $100 Million Fiber Diet
The search engine company could be ready to push video and VoIP to the masses over a Google-branded network.
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Date: 2005-09-19
 
Google Hub Sites: A Blog Goal
Turn your blog into a high powered Google Hub Site. Building your blog into what is called a Hub Site is not something that occurs to many bloggers.
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Date: 2005-09-18
 
IE7 Beta 2 Will Have A9 OpenSearch
Microsoft has announced several new features for Internet Explorer 7, features that will be present in Beta 2.
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Date: 2005-09-17
 
Rumors: Google, Microsoft, AOL
Chatting with some marketing wonks this week, talk turned to how skilful Google has been at hanging back and creating false starts in various areas, with the hopes of spurring competitors to make the first move.
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Date: 2005-09-17
 
MSN Opens Search Via Web Service
The MSN Search engine will be accessible via a new API called the SOAP Web Service, allowing 10,000 queries per application per day.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Some Googlers More Equal Than Others
An early morning article over at the Wall Street Journal claims the search engine played favorites during its IPO.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
The Google, Deep Throat, WebMasterWorld Connection
The early bird gets the fake press release. Search Engine Journal's Loren Baker, scarcely before the sun came up this morning, rubbed his eyes, sipped his coffee and did a spit-take as he read the press release headline: "Google unveils new erotica search engine." Baker was able to wipe off his monitor, research the matter, and post about it by 7 AM.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Baidu Faces The Music
Everybody has turned on Baidu. As recently as August (that's last month if you're not keeping score), this company was the "Chinese Google," an IPO blockbuster. A few weeks later, stock prices plummet and as of this morning, Baidu is being sued by pretty much the entire music industry. Damned if you Baidu, damned if you Baidon't.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
MSN-AOL: Speculation Day 2
Yesterday, the New York Post ran a story about Microsoft getting in on some AOL action. They reported Time-Warner was currently in advanced talks with the software leviathan over becoming equal partners in the entity known as AOL. Naturally, in the search world media, speculation flew fast and furious.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Yahoo’s Big Bad Beta: Email
Yahoo's had their email service running for about a decade now and they're working to take it to another level with this current beta. Yahoo's new beta run is being offered to a large portion of their millions of users and many critics say it's a top notch product that will move over the heads of it's competitors.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Google Zeitgeist Gathering A Private Affair
Media and Internet luminaries will be on hand to chat about all kinds of topics at Google's invitation-only event - with no reporting allowed.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
300 Analysts Talk To Google, Remember Nothing
Google's standard rule of not telling anybody anything until its too late has caused worldwide speculation as to what on Earth they plan to do with all that new money. A recent New York invitation-only meeting with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin did little to change that silent trend.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Google’s Been Screening For Chef’s Job
Reading Google's blog entry today made my mouth water. It seems they've been interviewing chefs who sent in résumés for their open chef listings a few weeks ago. They posted some of their menu choices the interviewees presented.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Battelle’s The Search: A Review of Reviews
Well, looks like John Battelle has done it. He's written the first and therefore definitive book on Google and the dawning of the search generation. But in the words of Lavar Burton from "Reading Rainbow," don't take my word for it.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Worm Spoofs Google, Changes Sponsored Links
PandaLabs has discovered a worm that imitates Google's homepage, retrieves search results the same way, but changes the sponsored links to the sites of the worm author's choosing. Can you say, "evil genius," boys and girls? I knew you could.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Yahoo's Semel Wants British TV
'Be indexed or be forgotten' seems to have been part of the message delivered by Terry Semel at the UK's Royal Television Society 2005 convention.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
MSN Updates Virtual Earth Licensing
Commercial developers will be able to take advantage of a new license and build Virtual Earth maps into their applications.
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Date: 2005-09-16
 
Microsoft Pitching Lee Settlement To Google
The entertaining saga of the world's most famous job hopper, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, may be coming to a close.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Google Stock Prices At $295
The new offering of 14,159,265 shares of stock in the search engine company price just a bit higher than its IPO price of $85.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Yahoo Merging TV News with Ultra-Reality TV
Yahoo is about to introduce its version of the future of news broadcasting, a precursor to future offerings from the newly formed Yahoo Media division.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Keyword Tags Not Just Dead But Risky
Not to beat a dead horse or anything, as this horse seems to have been killed years ago, but the meta keyword tag debate still snorts and flaps its tail from time to time, meaning we'll need to whap it at least once more.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Microsoft Buying AOL?
Right now the big search news is Google's second stock offering in which they sold over 1.4 million shares of stock at $295 a share for around $4.2 billion. That's a lot of money. There's another story floating though that might be bigger and that's the negotiations of TimeWarner with Microsoft for AOL.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Dog Days Were August For Yahoo, AOL
Terry Semel's portal was tops in unique visitors in August, but AOL kept its visitors nearly twice as long.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
The Fight For Gmail
Who owns Gmail? According to Benjamin Cohen, nobody yet-well, one guy in Germany, but he doesn't count for much-and a British company is claiming the intellectual property rights to the Gmail trademark, even if the patent office hasn't awarded anyone that credit.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Lunchtime With Google Stock
The secondary offering began today, and not long after noon shares of GOOG began ticking up past last night's close.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Yahoo! Japan Phisher Gets Suspended Sentence
If Kazuma Yabano stays out of trouble for four years, his 22-month prison sentence will simply go away.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Flock.com The Next Great Shepherd?
When former Mozilla developers start whispering about a new open-source browser, the gentle humming tremors of those whispers don't take long to crescendo. It's Thursday, and after a Wired.com article hit the Web, everybody has started talking about Flock.com.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Google Testing Site Ban Notification Emails
When reading the various SEO forums, one of the bigger complaints I've noticed is the lack of two-way communication with Google.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Microsoft In Development
MSN's search blog put out the word today for developers. This could be good because it's going to give developers the ability to develop applications for lots of their properties including MSN Messenger, Virtual Earth and start.com.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
The Google Stock After-Dinner Mint
The closing bell has long sounded on Wall Street for the day, and Google finished a little lower than where it started.
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Date: 2005-09-15
 
Truveo Unveils Video Search Engine
New approach to video search utilizes "visual crawling" to find video the same way a casual Web surfer would.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Google Now Fortified With Blog Search
The search engine finally has a presence dedicated to sifting through the various blogs available online.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Crisis On Infinite Gadgets
The previously unknown market space for gadgets now has a crowd containing Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
AOL Broadcasts New Podcast Features
AOL has announced Podcasting 101 and placed a list of popular ones within its AOL Music site.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Yahoo Launches New Mail Beta
Today, Yahoo announced the launch of a new beta version of Yahoo Mail. It is so far only available to a handful of people, but will become available to all Yahoo Mail users within the next few months.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Yahoo And Google Go To College
The search engine competitors' efforts to target a university age audience show some dramatic differences in styles.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Google Serving New Stock Offering
After the market's close on September 14, Google will price shares and begin selling new stock on Thursday.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Blog Searching With Google
Google launched their Blog Search on Wednesday as another tool to enhance both their search and blogging experiences. Google said Blog Search would cover more than just their own Blogger.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Does SEO Offer Higher ROI Than PPC?
Which method of search marketing provides a higher return on investment rate? Is it search engine optimization or does pay-per-click advertising pay higher dividends...?
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Y Yahoo Can’t Be Y.com
Yahoo has filed to register Y.com as a trademark, but whether it will ever be able to use the single-letter domain isn't known.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
I Search Naked For 25 Cents
As if! Psyche. A new search engine was launched today called iSearchNaked.com, a name, no doubt, designed to shamelessly get your attention. If the name doesn't do it for you, search marketers, then maybe the introductory keyword price of 25 cents per month will.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Google’s Blog Search: Where Does Technorati Go?
Google put out their blog search function today and while it looks to be a great tool, where does this leave existing blog search engines like Technorati? This has been a topic of conversation on a number of blogs today and it's something that needs to be considered.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Microsoft Shows Off Their Fresh Start
How do you improve your position if you are behind your competition? In regards to web-related industries, a site makeover can work wonders for attracting a larger market share, especially if the changes improve site usability.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Your Mom Needs A Job
Maybe she does, maybe she doesn't, but if she's looking for work, she can search the best companies for working mothers for employment.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
A Google-licious Story
One competitor for the position of executive chef at the Googleplex in Mountain View describes his experience with the hiring process.
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Date: 2005-09-14
 
Jeeves Asks For Spyware Delisting
MySearch Bar and other plugins by Ask Jeeves can arrive from third parties on a computer system without asking for permission first.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Fotothing Plays To Flickr Dissidents
An alternative to Flickr will give those users a different choice than whether or not they should stay with Yahoo.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Google Makes Searching for Katrina Info Easier
Bret Taylor made a post on the Google Blog that says that the company has released two new search features for finding Hurricane Katrina related info more quickly.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Geico Threatens Sites Over Search Engine Ads
Fresh from a settlement with Google over a lawsuit on usage of its name in AdWords searches, Geico has turned its attention to the competition.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
How Bipolar Is The Internet, Anyway?
The Internet is providing more and more insight into that collective unconscious Jung was always talking about. The most recent reflection of collective mood comes from Amsterdam, where a university project is charting the overall mood of bloggers.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Yahoo Mobilizes Shopping Search
Phones can reach a beta version of Yahoo's mobile shopping search with a WAP 2.0 browser.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Codase: A Source Code Search Engine
A company called Codase Inc. has released the alpha version of a syntax-aware source code search engine, simply called Coadase.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Buzz Game This Week
I started playing Yahoo's Buzz Game last week. It's a commodities market oriented game with the commodities being various thing tied to the tech industry in most cases and a few things difficult to gauge like say hurricanes.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Hello Again, Jeeves
Hellomagazine.com and Ask Jeeves have extended an agreement to include a contextual search function on the celebrity news website, marking the first time Ask Jeeves has offered its search technology to a UK partner site.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Microsoft, Google, Have Different Spins On Lee Case
The Dr. Kai-Fu Lee Case has been an interesting one to follow, especially since the two giants can't even agree on who won in court today. Google says the judge ruled in their favor. Microsoft says Ha! I told you we'd win this thing! Who's right? Maybe both.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Microsoft Gadgeteering In A New Blog
The original software strongman and his crew out in Redmond put together a new blog to talk about how the development process works at Microsoft (MS). On the initial viewing this looks like one more great PR Tool has added to the fold. Blogs for companies can be great and MS embraces this notion once again.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Nielsen/NetRating Identifies Top Brands And Parents In Portals
How does this relate to the search marketer? Ah well… that's the story for our readers isn't it. Well, we've got that too. They also ranked the top 10 web site by parent company and top 10 web sites by brand as well as the time spent per person combined in both home and work. This is where the tale really is told.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Yahoo Doin’ The Trademark Thang
Yahoo sent the paperwork to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on the domain name Y.com. While the domain will probably never exist, Yahoo is merely doing a little proactive CYA.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Google China Can Begin Recruiting
The public face of Google China on the mainland will be that of former Microsoft executive Dr. Kai-Fu Lee.
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Date: 2005-09-13
 
Gmail Copyright Battle Continues
A British research firm asserts that Google has committed copyright infringement by using the Gmail name.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Microsoft Launches APIs For Virtual Earth
Commercial developers can now obtain APIs to the Virtual Earth application free of charge.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Yahoo's Yang Defends China Actions
The company is under an obligation to obey the law wherever it operates, and had to comply with Chinese authorities.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Blinkx Attracts AtomFilms
Video search engine blinxk and online film company AtomFilms spliced together an agreement putting over 1000 AtomFilms short film and animation titles into blinkx search. This will much to blinkx, including some of AtomFilm's award winning fare.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Yahoo Sends Kevin Sites To War
The portal company will send the veteran war correspondent on a year-long global journey to every ongoing armed conflict.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Google In Gmail Name Dispute
A British research company is threatening to use legal action against Google for their right to use the GMail name.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Oodle Launches Classified Search Engine For College Students
Attention college students: are you tired of the never-ending hunt for potential careers and other classified-related searches? Do you need a tool that can make these tasks easier to accomplish? If so, Oodle may just be the site you are looking for.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Google Going Pay Per Call?
With the recent introduction of Google Talk - the search engine's newest voice and instant messaging product - and talk of Google's plan to purchase large quantities of dark fiber, some suspect that Google may be readying itself for an all-out venture into the newest online advertising trend, Pay-Per-Call.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Feedster CEO Moves On
Employee turnover is a big part of the technology sector, especially for the internet industry. Reports about established personnel leaving positions to start new businesses or join competitor companies grow daily.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Ask Jeeves Getting Flagged As Spyware
Search engine Ask Jeeves appears to be having a world of problems with some of its software. Apparently, a number of anti-spyware firms have flagged Jeeves for some of the downloading techniques and distribution channels it chooses for its toolbars and other software.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Lycos, Yahoo! Look For Katrina Missing
Both Lycos and Yahoo! have set up a way for the families and friends of the victims of Hurricane Katrina to search Internet bulletin boards and other sites with information about the status of missing loved ones.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
Google Search Spares Preemie From Risky Procedure
Parents of prematurely delivered twins were able to grab a quick second opinion using Google, a move that proved beneficial, as the emergency surgery recommended by their doctor turned out to be unnecessary.
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Date: 2005-09-12
 
SEO tips for blogs hosted on Blogger
Blogs are the fastest growing class of websites on the internet. No longer the sole domain of teenagers and the love lorn, blogs are now an established form of internet communication.
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Date: 2005-09-11
 
Huggies Yahoo Ad Splash Sinks Without A Blog
Anyone on Yahoo! this weekend probably saw the Huggies Baby Network banner. It was hard to miss based on its frequency and the close up of a woman's very pregnant tummy.
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Date: 2005-09-11
 
Yahoo Publisher Network Adds Ad Category Targeting
Jen has news of a new feature on the Yahoo Publishers Network - ad category targeting - which allows publishers to assign categories of ads to their website.
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Date: 2005-09-10
 
Google Adsense Change Log
A few weeks ago I was chatting to a Google Adsense consultant who was asking me for my opinion on how to improve Adsense.
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Date: 2005-09-10
 
Understanding Google Updates
Matt Cutts (from Google) has an enlightening post on his blog titled - What's an update? which quite simply lays out information on the topic of their updating system.
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Date: 2005-09-10
 
Google AdSense Troubleshooting Available
New users of Google's AdSense system now have a handy multimedia guide to help navigate common issues.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Nielsen/NetRatings Counting Things Differently
The Nielsen/NetRatings organization, long known and prized for its ratings systems announced a new way to track ratings and figuring in the folks who toss their cookies. They've been testing the method in the U.S. and using it in Australia and Italy.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Google, Yahoo!, eBay Tops In India
According to JuxtConsult, an online survey of 30,000 Internet users in India revealed that Yahoo!, Google, and eBay topped the list of most visited sites in the subcontinent with a population of about one billion.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Are Google and MSN's Index Counts Accurate?
With all the back and forth going on about search index sizes, it would be nice to be able to test the claims made by the various engines. Well, it appears as if there may be a way to verify if an engine's purported index size is accurate.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Fazzle.com Offers Multi-Lingual Meta-Search
Search Engine Journal is running "Spotlight of 500 Search Engines," offering coverage to some lesser known startups. Fazzle.com, a multi-lingual meta-search engine, is an interesting one to check out.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Mac Gmail Notifier Toys
The Googleblog talked about some groovy tools on the Gmail Notifier for Mac OS X. They offer both a "fetch" feature and plug in support for the Notifier, launched just last week.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
The Quest For Search Engine Goodness
Google's index seems to be the freshest, MSN keeps its database up to date within 20 days, and Yahoo is chaotic.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Yahoo!’s Schizophrenia
It must be Yahoo!'s week to get slammed. Last week was Technorati and the weeks before that saw Google and MSN face the gauntlet. And now, as everybody else is whirling accusations of phishing and stolen bandwidth, Business Week Online pounds the other Yahoo! kidney over site design.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
IPTV Delivering Microsoft TV-Enabled Set Tops And The Future
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) just might be the wave of the future. Microsoft looks to be banking on it too as they announced further support for the IPTV software platform at the International Broadcasters Convention, IBC2005 in Amsterdam.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Got Any Multimedia SERPs? GoFish
A new search engine from GoFish Technologies will retrieve web and multimedia content with one search.
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Date: 2005-09-09
 
Rub A Dub Dub, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo In A Tub
Michael Robertson wrote a great commentary on the future of the battle between Microsoft, Google and Yahoo and where the future might take them. He doesn't necessarily predict a winner, more just what the companies are doing now and where they'll be going.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Yahoo Responds On China Journalist Issue
Assistance rendered by Hong Kong-based Yahoo Holdings led to the imprisonment of Shi Tao for passing a "state secret."
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Google Grabs Another Microsoft Employee
Apparently, the Dr Kai-Fu Lee debacle has done little to deter Google from hiring people away from their archrival, Microsoft.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
The Promise of Shopping Search Marketing
Diversity is key in marketing and a successful campaign will utilize not only various available media, but media that pinpoints a consumer ready to buy. It seems obvious, within the scope of the adage, "don't put all of your eggs in one basket," but every avenue counts. If you haven't thought of comparison shopping search, you probably should.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Survey: SEO “Mission Critical” To 43 Percent Of Marketers
While having a web site tops the mission critical list for respondents, SEO was nearly as important to them.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Ask Jeeves: It’s Not Easy Being Me
The future of Ask Jeeves is still largely up in the air. Though it trails quite far behind its major competitors, the arguably 4th most popular search engine is actively paving its own road through technology, advertising, and widescale integration of complementary services, making it a major player in search, more potential than kinetic at this point, and different.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Yahoo: Search Drives Users To Car Sites
Yahoo Search Marketing and Compete say one in five people arrive at car sites via search engines.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Vint Cerf Now A Googler
Arguably the founder of the Internet, the esteemed Mr. Cerf has joined Google and will have the title of ‘Chief Internet Evangelist.'
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Yahoo Makes Supernatural Debut Online
The WB series ‘Supernatural' arrived seven days before its broadcast debut as an online episode presented by Yahoo.
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Date: 2005-09-08
 
Ask Jeeves Offers Katrina Smart Answer Section
As it's been mentioned here many times since Hurricane Katrina struck last week, the search engine industry has been most supportive of the relief efforts related to the natural disaster.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Andy Beal Makes Marketing Pilgrimage
Andy Beal, formerly of Websourced, with his successful blog, Search Engine Lowdown, is back in the saddle again. He's got a new blog and the same outlook he always had and he's doing it on Marketing Pilgrim.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Google Gets Patent For Synonyms And Words With Similar Meanings
The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Google exclusive rights to a technology that puts words into the mouths of searchers with limited, um, words. Homophones and homonyms, however, may still be up to you to know the difference.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Online Community Aids in Katrina Relief Efforts
Along with our colleagues in other parts of the tech sector, the search engine community is starting to respond to the devastation Hurricane Katrina left along the northern Gulf coast.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Yahoo! Spain Threatens Blogger Over Piracy How-To
Yahoo! Spain didn't take too kindly to Spanish blog network Weblogs SL when they posted a third party tip on how to illegally download videos from Yahoo! Launch on their software blog Genbeta. After threat of legal action, the post has since been removed.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
What Is A Google Update?
Here's a little tip for you guys wanting to stir-up the search engine crowd: just announce on some random search-related forum that Google is conducting another update and watch the audience react much like someone yelling "Fire" in a crowded theatre.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Microsoft Opening APIs To MSN
A signature part of the forthcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference will see some MSN applications open for development, including MSN Search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Can Microsoft Beat Google? Wrong Question
Randy Holloway (who works at Microsoft): why Microsoft can best Google. That was in response to a Tim O'Reilly post.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-08
 
Group Alleges Yahoo Helped Jail Chinese Writer
Reporters Without Borders claims Yahoo acted as a "police informant," leading to a writer's conviction in Beijing.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Lycos, Yahoo Provide Katrina Missing Person Search
Metasearch offerings from Yahoo and Lycos sift through a number of missing person sites that arose after Hurricane Katrina.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Kai-Fu Lee Asked Google For $10 Million
He told Google that if $10 million was "way out of the ballpark," they had no need to talk about his departing Microsoft.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
MSN Search Wants To Be Better
A posting on the MSN Search forum at WebmasterWorld seeks feedback on user issues with the MSN search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Happy 7th, Google
Today is the official birthday of everybody's favorite search engine (forgive the hyperbole), Google, the industry leader people either love or in Microsoft's case, love to hate, was founded on September 7, 1998.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Mitsui & Co. Helps Feedster Expansion
Japan's Mitsui & Co. announced that it has made an investment in blog and RSS search engine Feedster, but the company did not say how big the investment actually is.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Rakuten Takes On Yahoo With LinkShare Buy
Japanese portal Rakuten has picked up the affiliate marketing firm LinkShare in an all-cash deal.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Orion Points Arrow Toward Future of Search
A story floating around some science/computing journals right now is Orion. I don't mean the ancient Greek god, I'm referring to a search engine in development at the University of New South Wales by PhD student Ori Allon. The Orion search engine is based on tightening searches even further by examining content that is STRONGLY related to the topic at hand.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Yahoo! In The Hot Seat With Free Press Advocates
Reporters Without Borders is accusing Yahoo! of providing information to the Chinese government to procure the conviction of a Hong Kong journalist for leaking state secrets to foreign websites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Dummies Learning To Blog
Far be it for me to call bloggers dummies but for those who are, there is a book just for you in a long line of books designed for the proverbial blogging dummy, "Blogging For Dummies."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Vanity Fair Adores Google Pair
The founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have displaced Wal-Mart's CEO from the top of its powerbroker list.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Yahoo’s Tech Buzzing Again
Yahoo's teaming with O'Reilly again to bring the Tech Buzz Game. The game is a fantasy league of sorts for high-tech products, concepts and trends as they put it. Essentially, a number of commodities are listed and it's set up like any market. The catch is what the commodities are. You buy share in PSP or Red Hat or MS Office. The list is long.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Software That Knows The Difference Between Good Music And Gwen Stefani
Sun Microsystems is expanding its horizons to include some search and indexing technology to complement its server market, primarily in the realm of audio search.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Transparensee Search Technology Applied to Shopping
Steve Lavine, the CEO of Transparnsee, is in town this week and I had a chance to talk with him for an hour or so this afternoon. During that chat, he gave me the green light to show off something I'd seen a few weeks ago when it was still in development.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Is Yahoo Borrowing Bandwidth?
That's what one regular on WebProWorld seems to think. Our poster WRMineo runs a few sites of his own and had an image of Paris Hilton on one of the sites. According to his story, Yahoo used the image on the Music side. He tells the story better though.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Google Guys Now Oficially "The Man"
Can you hear the theme of the Empire playing faintly in the background as Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page make Vanity Fair's list of top powerbrokers? Dum dum dum dum da dum dum da dum. Yes, the force is strong with these two.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Submitting A Site To Search Before Its Complete
One thing that's common among all SEO-related forums are the large amounts of assistance requests from people who are just beginning the sometimes long process of improving their site for the search engines.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Google Eyeing Reuters?
Rumors and speculation are abound with talk of Google considering the purchase of the Reuters news agency. To many, the move seems unlikely but if it happened, it would certainly change some dynamics in the search world and the news world.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
The Greener Grass of Google
It seems every few days we read the account of another former Microsoft employee gushing about his new employer, the new nemesis of the Windows creator, Google. Add this one to the list of defectors who thinks the Google grass is greener.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Goodbye iTunes, Hello Yahoo! Music Engine
A few weeks ago I wrote about My Recent Switches and said: From iTunes to Yahoo! Music Unlimited.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Yahoo, Now a Social Software Powerhouse
Don't miss what Yahoo is doing. I swear those guys at Yahoo are reading my blog. Yesterday they hired Christian Lindholm (I said I'd hire him in a second a few months back).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Feedster Dines On New VC Funding
The RSS and blog search engine may gain a Japanese flavor as the company receives funding from Mitsui and Company.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Google Settles Geico Lawsuit
A legal complaint from the auto insurance company about AdWords practices has ended in a settlement.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Search Guy Andy Beal Blogging Again
Andy Beal is blogging again. I didn't think he could come up with a goofier name than Search Engine Lowdown but I never should've doubted his persistence.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Biz Stone Leaves Google
Biz Stone, who came to Google when it bought Pyra/Blogger, has left to join Odeo, the podcasting startup by Evan Williams, who also founded Blogger.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-07
 
Google Bendi Goes Native In China
Local search comes to China, as Google launches an entry into an already competitive market for business lookups.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
MSN Search Briefly Tested Click Tracking
MSN was reportedly taking a page from Yahoo's book in tracking clicks on links within its result pages.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
DocSoft Examining XML Search
The Oklahoma City-based company wants to find beta testers for its "x cubed dot net" search application.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Meta Descriptions Appear In Google SERPs
Descriptive content from META tags and Open Directory project descriptions may be replacing actual site text.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Google: ICANN See Your Domain Info
The search engine company has received accreditation as a domain registrar from the non-profit ICANN corporation.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Hurricane Katrina Drives Traffic to Blogs & News Search Engines
Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at approximately 7:10 a.m. EDT on Aug. 29, 2005.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Technorati Places Blog Finder Beta Online
A new version of the blog tracking site's search engine lets users sift through millions of blogs based on topic tags.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Google Paying Students In Pizza
Looking for a way to up your street cred in those famously exclusive geek (not Greek) crowds on campus? Become a Google Pizza Ambassador (no liberal arts majors need apply).
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Smash and Grab Search Engine Directory
UK business search engine directory, SearchMe4, Co-owned by 3i, Barclays Private Equity and its Executive Board today reveal its smash and grab policy which has seen its market share increase dramatically.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Google Wallet May Be Hiring
A job posting could be the beginning of the Google Wallet unveiling, or it could be a need for a pointy-haired boss type to handle ad billing issues.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Google Talk Goes Mobile
A Boston company has announced a mobile IM solution for Google Talk, Google's recently released IM and voice chat client.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
This Just In: Steve Ballmer Doesn't Like Google
Apparently, when a Microsoft employee leaves Redmond for the Google pastures, the MS management team, or at least one in particular, does not react in a pleasant manner.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Is Google Interested In Acquiring Reuters?
One of the hurdles facing Google has it heads towards the future is besides search, what will the company do to ensure their growth stays positive. How will Google expand outside of the raw search segment of its business is a question many have asked.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
MSN Search Plays With Paid Search
The Seattle slew may become the Singapore slingers as Microsoft announces its first paid-search ad program. The program, unveiled in Singapore, allows advertisers to peek at MSN searcher behavior as keyword usage. It could prove quite useful to Microsoft and should provide them with yet another source of revenue.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Online Casino Hosts MSN SEO Contest
An online casino is offering up and coming SEO gurus a chance to show off their skills by awarding $7,000 to the person who produces the highest ranking for its website on MSN's search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Lycos Launches Katrina Missing Persons Search
Since the affects of Hurricane Katrina crippled large portions of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans last week, the various search engines have been providing a great deal of support to the resulting humanitarian effort.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Yahoo! Presents The Broker’s Fantasy Football
Do you have what it takes to put your Monopoly money where your mouth is, Mr. I Can See Tech Stock Futures? Not enough risk or e-drenaline in Fantasy Football? Yahoo! is launching Round 2 of the Tech Buzz Game to test your mad I-told-you-so tech stock market prediction skills.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Yahoo on a SERPing Safari?
It looks like Yahoo maybe dickering with search engines results again, much to the chagrin of many of their customers. Many are noting a decided decrease in the quality of the product and some suggest Yahoo may just be tweaking their program.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Google Rebuts Microsoft Injunction Filing
The battle between Microsoft and Google appears to outgrowing the mere non-compete violation and solidifying itself as a permanent rivalry.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Cerf = Googlenet
Putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Om Malik astutely connects Google's recruiting of Internet pioneer Vint Cerf ...
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-06
 
Microsoft, Google Desperate For China Market
Shifting jobs and poaching executives show how much Microsoft and Google want the Chinese search market.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Google May Yell For British Company
Chapter 327 of "What's Google Going To Do With The Money" says British yellow page company The Yell Group will be the next Google acquisition.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Google Print Probably Legal
Copyright practice isn't copyright law, and the latter seems to be on Google's side even though publisher interests claim otherwise.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Search Good For SEO, Personalization Bad
Public search still dominates the industry, but the human factor of social networking could make some inroads on that.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Google Maps Can Boost Katrina Relief Sites
The search engine company has made post-hurricane images of New Orleans available on Google Maps.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Idea for the Virtual Earth Team: Open Up!
I've been playing with Virtual Earth's "locate me" technology and I'm very disappointed. It works by triangulating in on wifi hotspots near you and using those to figure out where you are.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Google Posts New Orleans Imagery
Google Maps has images of post-Katrina New Orleans. I hear the MSN Virtual Earth team is working on something similar too.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
Google Backlink (and Page Rank) Update in Progress
I had a hunch that Google would do an update this weekend and this morning I have logged on to find that an backlink update is under way.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-05
 
MSN Claims First With RSS Search
The MSN Search service now has options that make it easier to find published RSS feeds from web sites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Yahoo Messenger Features Questioned In Reports
Some of the extras provided with the free instant messaging client have a few outlets crying foul.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Search Engines Unite For Katrina Relief
All of the major search engines have provided links on their homepages to collect donations for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, signaling the worldwide reach of the disaster effort.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google Shows Mac Gmail Users Some Love
The Mac faithful at Google have created a version of the Gmail Notifier for Apple's signature OS.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google Goes to China with Local Search
Google has launched the beta version of its local search service for mainland China. It includes businesses in over 100 cities and provides maps for 77 of them.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Top Online Broadcast Media Destinations
The Center for Media Research published a brief on Friday detailing the metrics for online broadcast media advertising, audience and ads. The information covers what sites are being visited, who's going on there, who the top advertisers are, the ad sizes and the ad formats. Also notice that MSN, AOL and Yahoo are all in the list.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Yahoo! Offers $2 Domains
Yahoo! has dropped the price of their domain registration service to $1.99, the second price drop in a few months after Yahoo!'s original offer of $9.95 was slashed to $4.95.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Microsoft Targeting End-of-year For Skype Demise?
Making a PC-to-phone call from one's PC will be integrated into MSN Messenger by year's end.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google's Take on Buying Links For PageRank
Link building is one of the more debated topics when it comes to search engine optimization. Topics of discussion range from the best way to attract natural links to the subject of link buying, which is probably the most contentious subject.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Citizens Use Google Maps To Help Hurricane Victims
Two software engineers from Texas put up a website on Wednesday for people affected by the damage of Hurricane Katrina. They use a map from Google to help people pin down areas that were affected.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
ThreadWatch Launches Blogging Is Not A Crime Campaign
Setting themselves up as champions of free speech, the folks at ThreadWatch have launched a campaign to collect money for SEOBook author Aaron Wall's legal fund as he battles libel allegations from SEO company TrafficPower.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
QOOP Taking Flickr, Buzznet To Press
John Battelle's favorite web-to-print company has made a deal to produce photo books from albums on Flickr and Buzznet.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Yahoo Moves Up Their Mail
Yahoo just added some groovy features to their email system called Yahoo!Mail. Free email services have become one of the search/portal battlegrounds and Yahoo continues its efforts to advance in the market, especially since Google put their Gmail into an open user category.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Really Stupid Spammer
RSS and Blog spam remain a maddening phenom in the world of Really Simple Syndication. Doc Searls takes the time to elaborate about this on his blog and explains why.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Four Billion Ways To Better Google Days
Google has lots of uses for all the extra bank when their "pi" in the sky 14+ million shares hit the market.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Nobody Knows Anything New About Google Wallet
Speculation about Google's impending answer eBay's PayPal is running as high as the cash the search engine may be piling into its Google Wallet. Some astute observers are noting official filings, SEC regulations, and striking similarities to pre-Google Talk activities. But all in all, nobody knows anything.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Link Buying Post Generates Reaction
A post by Google's Matt Cutts on Google's thoughts about the buying of links has generated a good amount of ripples in the SEO end of the world, just as expected.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google Versus Microsoft: In House Debate
One of the biggest debates in this business right now is comparisons between Google and Microsoft. Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying Google is "more like us than anyone else we have ever competed with."
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Hey! Leggo My Flickr!
There are some things you don't mess with. You don't mess with Texas. You don't mess with a man's family, food, wallet, or dog, and recently it has become apparent you don't mess with a man's Flickr.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google Petition Update
Recently, educators by the hundreds have been signing a petition requesting the search engine moguls at Google change some of the advertising policy. It seems a number of Google's advertisers market prewritten essays, term papers and the like and these ads make it onto educational websites.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google/Amazon Katrina Donation Link Doing Well
In light of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Google posted a link on their homepage that took users to an Amazon page where donations could be made.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Jeremy Zawodny Slams Yahoo
In a blog entry titled, "No, you may not change my f'ing home page!", Yahoo blogger rips into his patron pretty heavily. It ties into Yahoo's new update for the instant messenger (YIM) and he's very unhappy.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Dog Pile On Technorati
Technorati is taking some serious heat in the past few weeks from the blogosphere. The search engine has been trashed by no fewer than 5 well-known search industry bloggers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-02
 
Google Claims Lee Case Hurts Talent Recruiting
The search engine's China operations could be impacted for over a year unless the court tosses out Dr. Kai-Fu Lee's noncompete agreement.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Google Extends Cinema Search To UK
Users in the UK can enter the title of a movie into the Google search box to find showtimes and reviews.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Google Print Extends, Embraces European Books
Google has extended its controversial book scanning and indexing program to non-English language works.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Search Engine Wars - Quality Searches Vs Quantity!
It is no secret that Google and Yahoo are on a continuous battle to win our hearts and get everyone to convert, but is converting someone really a matter of the quantity or the quality? Let's take a look at some top key searches and compare them with some search engines online.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
GoogleTalk Update
Google's barebones IM service has received a minor release update, taking it from 1.0.0.64 to 1.0.0.66.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Three New Features For Google Mobile Search
Because many prognosticators put such an emphasis on mobile technology becoming the primary method used future computing needs, developing a strong mobile search presence now can only be beneficial.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
South Korea Not Pleased With Google Maps
Apparently, Google's satellite mapping technology is working a little too well for the comfort of the South Korean leadership structure.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Google Drives More Mobile Search Options
Google's Mobile Team has brought out three new features for mobile handset users of Google's search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Aaron Wall Vs. Traffic-Power
Recently, it was reported that Aaron Wall, author of the number one ranked search engine optimization guide, SEO Book, was recently sued by Traffic-Power for comments made on his blog concerning the company filing the suit.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
AOL Boosting Music Search With The Biz
The Web-based reality show will do more than give someone a shot at running a record label.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Flickr Helps Identify Flasher
This story about how a woman used her camera phone to photograph a subway sex offender and post it on Yahoo!'s photoblogging service Flickr, which led police to identifying him is gross. We'll let you make your own jokes as every sentence you come across is (accidentally) ripe with innuendo. Hope you enjoy yourself.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Washington Post Sending Readers To Technorati
The newspaper joins its magazine partner Newsweek in placing links to bloggers commenting on stories appearing on the Post's web site.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
MSN Purchases VoIP Capabilities
There are a number of ways to inform the public of your business. Two of the more popular ways being used by Internet-related companies deals with either a large online and offline marketing campaign, which is usually astronomically expensive. The second, and seemingly more preferred method uses more of a viral approach.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
First Look At Google OS or A Photoshopped Hoax?
Has an Italian blog stumbled across the first images of the much-discussed Google OS or are they showing the work of someone else's Photoshop skills...?
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Should Google Offer Free Urchin Web Site Stats?
A couple days ago I was thinking about the data you can gather from web site stats programs. One thought led to another and before I knew it I was thinking about Google and Urchin web stats.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Comparing AdSense and Yahoo’s Publisher Network
Jen has a very interesting post comparing Adsense and Yahoo's Publisher Network ads on her Women's Finance blog.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Yahoo Publishing Network Agreement Excludes Non US Readers from Viewing Ads
A reader just emailed me to let me know that he'd been accepted into Yahoo's Publishing Network as a beta tester but that he'd noticed a rather odd clause in the agreement that he had to enter into.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Red Cross Requests Banner Space
In an effort to make sure everyone is aware of the situation in the United States gulf coast area and that they have the correct information about donating time and money towards recovery efforts surrounding Hurricane Katrina, the Red Cross is requesting webmasters with free web space download and display banners asking for donations and volunteers.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Fox Buying Ads For “Prison Break”
MarketerToday notes that Fox is buying Google ads for searches for its new hit show "Prison Break".
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Craigslist Online Community Helping Katrina Community
The online community known as craigslist is a San Francisco based site built in local classifieds and community forms. They've put together a page to help Katrina survivors put things together.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Lesbian Spanking Stories Made My Life Easier
I was looking at my referral logs recently and noticed a couple hits from google searches for "lesbian spanking stories" hitting one of my pages.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Start.com Goes Live
Start.com may still be a technology preview, but it finally has enough features to be considered a "live" site and be moved to the simpler start.com address.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Fats Domino Found Alive
It's not search engine news ... but the search for Fats Domino is over. He is alive and well after a helicopter rescued Fats from his drowned home in New Orleans.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
MSN: First With RSS Search
MSN Search can now claim to be the first search engine which lets you search for RSS feeds and sites with RSS feeds specifically with its regular search engine.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
Technorati Finds Blogs
Dave Sifry called me earlier in the day and said he was about to answer some of my calls for niche-based lists of blogs.
Directory: > Inside Search > Inside Search
Date: 2005-09-01
 
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