The Week in Review Spared from Extinction
SearchDay, Nov. 29, 2001
A U.S. Bankruptcy court has approved InfoSpace's $10 million bid for certain Excite@Home assets, including domain names, trademarks and user traffic associated with the Web site.

Search Engine Anti-Optimization
SearchDay, Nov. 28, 2001
A novel proposal would allow webmasters to *reduce* search engine rankings for specific keywords and phrases, deliberately making pages all but impossible to be found by search engines.

Build Your Own Portable, Personal Search Engine
SearchDay, Nov. 27, 2001
Take a page from Google's playbook and create a searchable cache of important web pages with your own portable, personal search engine.

Fyuse: An Eclectic "My" Portal
SearchDay, Nov. 26, 2001
Fyuse takes the concepts of web-clipping, push-technology, affiliation and distributed content and encapsulates them into a slick, easy to use personalized portal customized to your tastes.

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Madam Yahoo Sees All,2198,3531_928481,00.html
No need for calling Ms. Cleo. and Yahoo see profits in the stars by charging users for detailed personal astrological reports.

A Worldwide Internet - One Country At A Time
238 country code managers have not signed agreements with ICANN. The country codes that have not yet been sold out to the highest bidders are to be sold on the open market. As a result, the fight for ccTLD control continues—one country at a time.

Web Classification Is Essential
Before you build your Web site, take some time to do the upfront chores that'll ensure you'll have a firm foundation.

Internet License Plate Gallery
Why be a 286-HZL when you can instead be an XML GIRL? Whether used for advertising, expressing opinions, or just plain fun, vanity license plates give us a way to express our Internet devotion wherever we go.

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.

AT&T-Excite fight may leave 4.1M without Net...
USA Today Nov 30 2001 4:12PM GMT
Rivals circling over faltering Excite@Home... Nov 30 2001 12:13PM GMT
Kevin Spacey wants his (domain) name back... Nov 30 2001 7:16AM GMT
Study: Sites Trending Toward Aggressive Web Advertising...
Internet News Nov 30 2001 12:42AM GMT
KaZaA ordered to cease infringing copyright...
The Register Nov 29 2001 7:19PM GMT
ACLU Assails Internet Anti-Smut Law...
Washington Post Nov 29 2001 2:28PM GMT
The Portal Comes of Age...
line56 Nov 29 2001 11:04AM GMT
Altavista Responds To Explosive Growth Of Uk Internet...
Firefly Nov 29 2001 10:02AM GMT
AT&T Says Able to Keep ExciteAtHome Clients Online...
digitalMASS Nov 29 2001 8:53AM GMT
Study shows Web use cutting into TV time...
CNN Nov 29 2001 5:28AM GMT
New internet search could turn up viruses...
New Scientist Nov 28 2001 5:06PM GMT
The Google attack engine...
The Register Nov 28 2001 12:27PM 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.