The Week in Review

Why Good Sites Lack Search Engines
SearchDay, August 22, 2002
A new survey attempts to explain the inexplicable: why some perfectly good web sites fail to provide a search engine to improve user navigation.

Battling Information Overload
SearchDay, August 21, 2002
Deluged with data? Coping with copiousness? Try these techniques for conquering info glut from internationally renowned super searcher Mary Ellen Bates.

News Sites Beat Search Engines in Customer Satisfaction
SearchDay, August 20, 2002
A respected customer satisfaction index reports that users are happier with news and information sites than search engines or portals -- and predicts the demise of several laggards.

Shorten Those Links!
SearchDay, August 19, 2002
Long, complicated URLs are both hard to type and can get mangled by email programs. These services take long URLs and create short versions pointing to the same page -- for free.

Elsewhere at

Web Addiction on the Rise
With one in four employees addicted to the Internet, Websense leads the charge in alerting corporate America that all that friendly, time-consuming Web surfing can get out of control.

Affiliate Domain Name Anxiety Syndrome
What's in a (domain) name? Search engine rankings, brand equity, customer loyalty, and profits... for starters.

Search Engine Scrambler,,10437_95941,00.html
Using a select box, this JavaScript enables users to be linked to a search engine or any other site through a user click.

Pop-Up Warfare: Is Peace Possible?
In the war against pop-up advertisements a peace treaty may very well be possible.

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.

Tech latest
BT loses hyperlink patent case...
CNET Aug 23 2002 12:44PM GMT
Domain name news
Ford Settles Domain Name Lawsuit... Aug 22 2002 8:41PM GMT
Online search engines news
Search Engine Marketing Q&A...
High Rankings Aug 22 2002 8:28PM GMT
Internet features
Thinking about the future of data...
ZDNet Aug 22 2002 6:32PM GMT
Internet: international news
Web inventor on list of top Britons...
Sydney Morning Herald Aug 22 2002 2:37PM GMT
Domain name news
Spielberg in domain name dispute...
BBC Aug 22 2002 8:49AM GMT
XML and metadata news
Weblogs of the stars...
San Francisco Chronicle Aug 22 2002 0:17AM GMT
Top internet stories
New Salvo in Piracy, Privacy War...
Wired News Aug 21 2002 5:53PM GMT
Online search engines news
Independence of Search Engines questioned... Aug 21 2002 3:35PM GMT
Online legal issues news
'Stupid' linking policies come under fire...
ZDNet Aug 21 2002 2:43PM GMT
Domain name news
Domain name holders targeted once again...
IDGNet New Zealand Aug 21 2002 2:07PM GMT
Tech latest
Media chief decries Net's moral fiber...
CNET Aug 21 2002 1:26PM 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.