Yahoo on the Future of Search

Where's search heading? Ask Yahoo's chief scientist, Andrew Tomkins. He'll be giving the morning keynote today at SES New York. While most search engines for the past 10 years have relied heavily on analyzing anchor text, links, and content to determine relevance, researchers at the top search engines have recently begun to look at other signals that might indicate search result relevance. Tomkins reveals a few hints at the future in today's SearchDay, "Where's Search Heading? Ask Yahoo's Chief Scientist."

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Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.