The Week in Review

Ask Jeeves Assimilates Teoma
SearchDay, Jan. 10, 2002
Ask Jeeves now offers results powered by new search engine Teoma in addition to its signature "answers" to user questions.

Bon Voyage, Northern Light
SearchDay, Jan. 9, 2002
Northern Light, the company that pioneered a number of innovative features for web searchers, is closing its search engine to the public on January 16th.

Converting Searchers to Customers
SearchDay, Jan. 8, 2002
Getting visitors to your web site is only half the battle. To be victorious, you need to convert searchers into customers.

Vote Now for the 2001 Search Engine Watch Awards!
SearchDay, Jan. 7, 2002
The Search Engine Watch Awards recognize the best in search over the past year, as determined by the editors of Search Engine Watch, and your votes help us in making our decisions.

Elsewhere at

Ten Top Sites Compared
What design features do the Web's top ten sites have in common? Maybe we can learn something from looking at the way they're put together, particularly their fonts, colors, links, navigation, titles, page width, JavaScript, CSS and file size.

TV Still Top Choice for News,,5931_951061,00.html
Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. online population regularly turns to the Internet as a source for news, but the Net still trails cable television, network TV and radio, according to a Market Facts Inc. study.

Calif. Court Slams Spammers,2198,3531_949171,00.html
Court of Appeal upholds law that forces spammers to identify themselves and clears the way for mandatory "opt out" features.

Multi-Site Search
Add web search capabilities to your site! This javascript drop-down list uses several search engines.

Revamp the Domain Name Dispute Policy
If the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, then ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy is on a fast tract to the nether world. What will it take to resolve domain name disputes once and for all? That's what ICANN wants to know.

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.

Nuremberg documents revealed on the Web...
National Post Online Jan 11 2002 12:54PM GMT
ICANN pushes members-only domains...
CNET Jan 11 2002 1:46AM GMT
Tiscali stops Lokace search engine operation... Jan 11 2002 1:22AM GMT
A Huge Database/Search Engine for Video Gamers...
Research Buzz Jan 11 2002 12:46AM GMT
Web Publishers: Net Tops TV For Key Audiences... Jan 10 2002 11:44PM GMT
Microsoft claims MSN surpasses Yahoo as number 1 US search engine...
Ananova Jan 10 2002 7:15PM GMT
The nine assassins of broadband...
ZDNet Jan 10 2002 1:32PM GMT
Napster reopens as subscription site... Jan 10 2002 1:29PM GMT
Google calls time on AIMSearch prank...
The Register Jan 9 2002 10:24PM GMT
Yahoo Europe partners with PPC Engine Espotting... Jan 9 2002 9:26PM GMT
Googles HQ is blast from Silicon Valley past...
USA Today Jan 9 2002 7:36PM GMT
Experts: Macromedia virus found, threat low...
CNN Jan 9 2002 4:06PM GMT
Case Study: Preliminary Google Results...
Rank Write Jan 8 2002 11:31PM 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.