The Week in Review

The Wondir Search Engine Needs Your Help
SearchDay, Dec. 5, 2002
Wondir is a new and different kind of information service that seeks to unify cutting edge search technology with the web's original egalitarian vision of people freely helping people.

Ferrari Searching on a Volkswagen Budget
SearchDay, Dec. 4, 2002
Don't let the "high cost" of value-added information services such as LexisNexis, Dialog and Factiva scare you away -- all three offer reasonable pay-as-you-go options appealing even to searchers on a limited budget.

Happy Birthday, Aliweb!
SearchDay, Dec. 3, 2002
Aliweb, a pioneering web search engine that used advanced technologies way ahead of its time, made its debut nine years ago, on November 30, 1993.

Fun With Google's APIs
SearchDay, Dec. 2, 2002
A free tutorial from IBM shows you how to develop your own applications that harness the behind the scenes capabilities of one of the web's most powerful search engines.

Elsewhere at

Put Your Index in Order
You don't need a customized search engine to ensure customers find what they want.

Gator: Problem or Solution?
Is 'pay me not to kill you' a valid media model?

Does a Perfect Web Metrics Tool Exist?, Part 2
Deciding what application to use to crunch your numbers is nearly as mind-boggling as the data itself. Which tools work for marketers? Which don't?

Cisco Envisions an Intelligent Information Network
CEO John Chambers is optimistic about his company's chances of making more networks out of networks in the next 12 to 24 months.

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.

Domain name news
ICANN At-Large Reps Can Keep Jobs...
Wired News Dec 6 2002 1:36PM GMT
Online marketing news
ICANN urged to tighten rules, block spam...
ZDNet Dec 6 2002 1:23PM GMT
Domain name news
New public order / decency domain name controls...
Demys Dec 6 2002 12:02PM GMT
Online search engines news
Search Engine Optimization Glossary...
High Rankings Dec 6 2002 7:09AM GMT
Online portals news
AOL's Problems Obscure Industry...
New York Times Dec 6 2002 6:35AM GMT
Internet: international news
WashPost: Al-Qaida Web site targets Israel...
MSNBC Dec 6 2002 5:48AM GMT
South Africa: Internet Remains Largely Virgin Territory in Africa... Dec 6 2002 3:31AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google Offers SEO Selection Guidelines...
Search Engine Report Dec 6 2002 3:24AM GMT
Domain name news
ICANN Finalizes .Org Deal With PIR...
dc.internet Dec 5 2002 2:39AM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo Offers A Year In Review...
Research Buzz Dec 5 2002 1:17AM GMT
Top internet stories
Madster given court order to close... Dec 4 2002 10:55AM GMT
Online marketing news
Online Holiday Shopping Sales Soar...
Technology Marketing Dec 4 2002 7:23AM GMT
Top internet stories
China 'blocks 10% of websites'...
BBC Dec 4 2002 7:18AM 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.