The Week in Review

Vanishing Act: The U.S. Government's Disappearing Data
SearchDay, Dec. 19, 2002
More than any other country, the U.S. government has used the web to make a wealth of information available to its citizens. But as we are now discovering, the dark side of web-based information is the ease with which it can be deleted.

Happy Birthday, AltaVista!
SearchDay, Dec. 18, 2002
Seven years ago, Internet pioneer Digital Equipment Corporation introduced what they claimed was the Internet's first "super spider" software, promising unprecedented "blazing fast" searches of the web.

HotBot is Hot Once Again
SearchDay, Dec. 17, 2002
HotBot has been redesigned for the power searcher, delivering, speed, control, and a unified interface to four of the web's best search engines.

Search Engine Lingo
SearchDay, Dec. 16, 2002
The world of search has its own specialized language that can be intimidating at times, but these glossaries offer definitions and examples that will get you speaking the lingo in no time.

Elsewhere at

Branding Metrics for Search Engine Marketing?
Can brand marketers apply metrics to SEM? Meet BEI.

Yahoo Targets Holiday Stragglers
Taking its cue from the boom in online holiday shopping, Yahoo relaunches a site for last minute shoppers who need a gift and need it fast.

Text Link Content Ads Aren't Just for Reaching Consumers
Mixing text links with content is easy if you're looking to reach consumers. But what if you're B2B?

Effective Skimming and Scanning
No, they're not the same. To really engage visitors, your site must be skimable and scanable.

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Online portals news
IBM and BEA expand portal offerings... Dec 20 2002 12:55PM GMT
Online legal issues news
E-Gov Law to Promote Cyber-Collaboration...
eWeek Dec 20 2002 12:17PM GMT
Perspective: Internet law: The year in review...
CNET Dec 20 2002 12:02PM GMT
Online search engines news
Google sneaks into Australia unannounced...
ZDNet Dec 20 2002 10:31AM GMT
Online content news
15.7 Million US Online Content Buyers This Year... Dec 20 2002 10:10AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google vs. Evil...
Wired News Dec 20 2002 8:35AM GMT
XML and metadata news
The XML era is here...
ZDNet Dec 20 2002 6:33AM GMT
Top internet stories
German state to block U.S.-based neo-Nazi Web sites... Dec 20 2002 6:31AM GMT
Domain name news
Govt. accused of 'reverse' domain name hijacking...
NZCity Dec 20 2002 4:12AM GMT
Internet: international news
China Blocks over 19,000 Web Sites...
Yahoo Dec 20 2002 1:15AM GMT
Online portals news
As AOL struggles, other sites score...
MSNBC Dec 19 2002 11:07PM GMT
Domain name news
Domain registrar exposes customers...
MSNBC Dec 19 2002 9:06PM GMT
Top internet stories
E-card virus warning for Christmas...
CNN Dec 19 2002 3:19PM 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.