The Week in Review

Speed Searching with Lycos Fast Forward
SearchDay, Feb. 14, 2002
Lycos' new Side Search feature adds a new link to search results that lets you easily preview pages without having to click back and forth to the result page.

Biography! or, Searching for Famous People
SearchDay, Feb. 13, 2002
When you're searching for dirt on famous people, skip the major search engines and use these targeted, highly specialized biographical databases instead.

Google's "Search Recipe" Contest
SearchDay, Feb. 12, 2002
Google challenges programmers to write code that does "interesting" things, with a cash prize and a VIP trip to the Googleplex as a reward.

AltaVista Offers "Shortcuts" to the Invisible Web
SearchDay, Febuary 11, 2002
AltaVista is making it easier for searchers to delve into reaches of the Invisible web, providing "shortcuts" that point to high-quality deep web resources that other search engines typically can't see.

Elsewhere at

Is Pay for Placement Ethical?
When the almighty dollar owns the top slot of search engine results, does anyone win?

An Eye on Third-Generation Search
AltaVista's philosophy going forward.

Optimize Your Home Page for New Visitors
Rather than preaching to the choir, use your home page to evangelize new visitors.

Who's Linked to My Site?,,10296_971331,00.html
This ECTalk discussion focuses on tools that Webmasters use to identify what other sites are linking to their own.

The Game of the Name
The recent flea circus over allocation of generic domain names is a tale of regulatory mismanagement and administrative red tape.

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 search engines news
Top Music and Audio Download Services - Reviews...
About Web Search Feb 15 2002 1:46PM GMT
Promotion Tip: Search Engines Get The Picture...
Net Mechanic Feb 15 2002 11:18AM GMT
Domain name news
Domain prices falling... Feb 15 2002 9:08AM GMT
Online access news
The complete beginners guide to finding a web hosting company... Feb 15 2002 9:08AM GMT
XML and metadata news
W3C backs XML-based digital signature...
Interactive Week Feb 15 2002 2:16AM GMT
Online content news
Slashdot editor proposes on front page...
The Register Feb 14 2002 4:52PM GMT
Domain name news
ICANN Warns Firms Of Domain-Registration Back Doors... Feb 14 2002 7:52AM GMT
Technology features
In Lost E-Mail, a Dividend...
New York Times Feb 14 2002 7:36AM GMT
Domain name news
Resale of domain names goes bust along with the dot-com era... Feb 14 2002 6:07AM GMT
Online search engines news
AltaVista Moves from Default OR to Default AND...
Research Buzz Feb 14 2002 5:40AM GMT
Online portals news
PanAfrica: New African Media Portal Launched... Feb 14 2002 4:43AM GMT
Online search engines news
Web surfers snubbing search engines...
CNET Feb 13 2002 10:26PM GMT
Domain name news
Domain name authority gets secure... Feb 13 2002 5:18PM 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.