Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Links to the week's topics from search engine forums across the web:

AdWords To Begin Crawling Landing Pages & Analyzing For AdRank
Search Engine Watch Forums

"AdWords is to begin spidering landing pages and using what they find to help influence whether a page should gain or lose AdRank."

Full Coverage Recap - SEW Live! in Seattle, WA
Search Engine Watch Forums

"Coverage of the Search Engine Watch Live networking event in Seattle are now posted!"

Expired Domains With Good Links
Cre8asite Forums

"The patent focuses upon the use of some algorithms to handle web decay, and dead links, and specifically points out the use of parked domains as a problem they are actively working upon."

How Many Keywords?
High Rankings Forum

"'s important before rushing off to pursue rankings to be sure you've got your business model in order -- know your USP (unique selling proposition) and make sure your page properly expresses it so others will know it, too -- so when you do get traffic, you'll be in the best position possible to convert that traffic into something useful."

How Do We Fight Back Against The Google Monster?
Search Engine Watch Forums

"Remember the Google that set the standard for designing search friendly pages? The Google that had predictable results and seemed incredible? Remember the Google that remembered pages better than the webmaster who made them? I can remember not so long ago, when there was such a Google. Then came gmail, enterprise and a couple dozen other useless features came that remind us all of Microsoft's half developed software..."

Ask Now With Added Blog and Feed Search
Webmaster World

"On Thursday, the Oakland, CA-based search site plans to add a Blogs & Feeds tab to its Internet search tools menu and to more thoroughly integrate its search engine with its online news aggregation site, Bloglines."

Dell Embraces Google
Webmaster World

"High Impact Click Here Deal between the search giant and the PC maker gets Google into new territory. It's a strike against Google rival Microsoft."

Top Ten Ways SEM Companies Bend The Truth To Win Business
Search Engine Watch Forums

"1 - We know Larry & Sergey (we ripped a picture of them out from a book and put it on our wall). 2 - We have a special relationship with Google (we put our credit card number into AdWords). 3 - Add your own!"

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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.

The Friday Interview: John Herlihy, Google...
Silicon Republic Jun 2 2006 5:58AM GMT
An Excerpt from Search Engine Optimization...
OReilly Network Jun 2 2006 3:11AM GMT
U.S. asks Internet companies to retain Web-search, email records...
San Jose Mercury News reg Jun 1 2006 9:28PM GMT
Ubiquity Alert: Critical Thinking For The Google Generation...
Association for Computing Machinery Jun 1 2006 9:13PM GMT
55 Ways to have fun with Google...
ZDNet Jun 1 2006 6:56PM GMT
The Baidu way to search...
MarketWatch Jun 1 2006 3:42PM GMT
Google: We're Not on Attack...
ABC News Jun 1 2006 3:38PM GMT
Google browser? No. Well, maybe...
CNET Jun 1 2006 3:08PM GMT
On-line payments next on Google's to-do list...
Globe and Mail prem Jun 1 2006 3:05PM GMT
Google can't sell all the ads that are fit to print...
San Francisco Chronicle Jun 1 2006 11:25AM GMT
Blinkx strikes partnership with Sky News...
Netimperative Jun 1 2006 10:24AM GMT
Moving Away From The Standardized Approach...
Media Post Jun 1 2006 9:35AM GMT
@ D Conference: Yahoo CEO Terry Semel: China Controversy; Yahoo Search; Music Subscriptions... Jun 1 2006 7:04AM GMT
Aussie blog search goes online...
ZDNet Australia Jun 1 2006 5:44AM GMT
Google Base replaces Froogle Merchant Center...
ZDNet Jun 1 2006 4:34AM GMT

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.