The Week in Review

The Value of Non-Commercial Web Directories
SearchDay, Jan. 16, 2003
Along with the many commercially built web directories available on the web, several non-commerical options exist which offer the searcher well organized collections of high quality resources.

No Charge: Public Libraries Provide Full-Text Access to Databases!
SearchDay, Jan. 15, 2003
A persistent myth says that you can find "everything" on the web. Not even close! Fortunately, many public libraries offer free access to a wealth of online databases that are often much higher quality than what you can (or can't) find on the web.

Searching for Public Records
SearchDay, Jan. 14, 2003
Many governments have put public records online, but all too often in Invisible web databases that can't be found by search engines. The Search Systems Public Records Locator can help.

Google Asks Court to Dismiss SearchKing Lawsuit
SearchDay, Jan. 13, 2003
Google has responded to SearchKing's lawsuit alleging that Google improperly reduced SearchKing's PageRank scores, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Elsewhere at

The Elsewhere at feature is on haitus, and will resume with the January 31 issue of SearchDay.

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.

Online access news
Parsons named new AOL chairman...
ZDNet Jan 17 2003 2:31PM GMT
Internet: international news
Yahoo seeks European success...
ZDNet Jan 17 2003 11:00AM GMT
Online marketing news
Spam fighters gather for US conference... Jan 17 2003 10:58AM GMT
Online search engines news
Hijacked Site or Google Mistake?...
Search Engine Guide Jan 16 2003 9:11PM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo posts strong revenue, earnings...
ZDNet Jan 16 2003 1:10PM GMT
Online search engines news
Europe search partners fight US threat...
ZDNet Jan 16 2003 12:39PM GMT
Domain name news
Court Deaf to Public-Domain Pleas...
Wired News Jan 16 2003 11:20AM GMT Gets $230 Million Offer to Sell...
AtNewYork Jan 16 2003 9:39AM GMT
Technology features
Copyright ruling is a ripoff of consumers... Jan 16 2003 9:12AM GMT
Online search engines news
Getting Started in Search Engine Optimization...
Search Engine Optimization Jan 16 2003 1:31AM GMT
Search Engine Optimization Campaign Results and Expectations...
Search Engine Optimization Jan 16 2003 1:31AM 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.