The Week in Review

Online Shopping with Google's Froogle
SearchDay, Dec. 12, 2002
Google has launched a beta version of a new shopping search tool called "Froogle" that the company claims is the most comprehensive product search engine available on the web.

Outsourcing Search Engine Optimization
SearchDay, Dec. 11, 2002
Choosing a firm to do search engine optimization needn't be confusing or frustrating if you start by creating a request for proposal that focuses on your own specific needs.

Using Search Engines to Fill in the Blank
SearchDay, Dec. 10, 2002
Rather than agonizing over formulating the perfect query, take advantage of the power of search engines to easily "fill in the blank" for the answer to many types of questions.

AlltheWeb Alchemist Contest Winners Announced
SearchDay, Dec. 9, 2002
Now there's a quick and easy way to change the look of the AlltheWeb search engine, by downloading one of the wining entries from the company's Alchemist contest.

Elsewhere at

Text Link Ads -- With a Dash of Content
Recipe for relevance: Don't just return results, return content with paid search engine listings.

Book Review: Human Factors and Web Development, 2nd ed.
A collection of sixteen chapters from leading experts in the field this book provides a fascinating glimpse into current and future HCI research into man-machine interaction on the web.

Web Writers, Post Thyself
Basic HTML is as essential as the ABCs of marketing communicators. How --and where -- to learn basic code.

Online Fraud Growing in Scale, Sophistication
Fraud will cost online retailers about $500 million during this holiday season, according to a new study out by industry analyst giant Gartner, Inc.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Tech latest
Human or Computer? Take This Test...
New York Times Dec 13 2002 1:04PM GMT
Online portals news
'Yahoo' things are looking up: CEO... Dec 13 2002 12:59PM GMT
New Netscape punctures pop-up ads...
CNET Dec 13 2002 12:28PM GMT
Online search engines news
Google Encroaches on eBay's Turf by Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together... Dec 13 2002 11:01AM GMT
Domain name news
VeriSign exits UK domain retail biz...
The Register Dec 13 2002 10:30AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google Feels a Little Froogle... Dec 13 2002 9:52AM GMT
Online legal issues news
E-copyright case goes to jury...
USA Today Dec 13 2002 6:05AM GMT
Online portals news
iOra Floats Navy's Offline Portal...
line56 Dec 13 2002 5:37AM GMT
Domain name news
Economics of Kid-Friendly Domain Questioned... Dec 12 2002 8:46PM GMT
Domain prices falling... Dec 12 2002 11:46AM GMT
Top internet stories
Websites spread al-Qaeda message...
BBC Dec 12 2002 11:03AM GMT
Online marketing news
Online advertisers get a new uniform... Dec 12 2002 9:41AM GMT
Online legal issues news
Libel without frontiers shakes the Net...
ZDNet Dec 12 2002 9:08AM GMT
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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.