The Week in Review

Special Search Tools & Products Issue
SearchDay, Nov. 8, 2001
Guest writer and respected industry expert Avi Rappoport provides an update on developments in the world of search tools and products that make sites and intranets searchable.

Getting Down to
SearchDay, Nov. 7, 2001 was once best known for spending an all-time record $7.5 million for its domain name. Today, it has quietly become one of the web's most substantial and useful resources for business research and information.

Grab Those Eyeballs with AltaVista Listing Enhancements
SearchDay, Nov. 6, 2001
AltaVista's Listing Enhancements let webmasters add logos, icons and other visual pizazz to make their sites stand out among ordinary plain vanilla search results.

All About Enterprise Information Portals
SearchDay, Nov. 5, 2001
Enterprise Information Portal is the buzzphrase du jour for a wide range of search and retrieval products used by corporations and other medium to large size organizations to help "knowledge workers" find the information they need to do their jobs.

Elsewhere at INT Media

Selecting a Reputable SEO Provider
What do you want? What do you need? How much will it cost? This week, Paul suggests how to go about selecting a company to help your business with search engine optimization.

How Free Content Has Damaged the Content Industry
The idea that content is cheap and easy to produce is pervading our society, but this misguided mindset is sure to result in a major shakeout.

U.S. Online Population Holds Steady,,5911_919221,00.html
A survey by Harris Interactive is interesting not for what it found, but for what it didn't find -- specifically, no sizeable increase in the U.S. adult Internet population for the first time since 1994.

A Personal Assistant That Never Sleeps
The first product from new company Voxicom, Voxi is a virtual personal communications assistant that can both take and send voicemail messages. Users can retrieve and organize their messages by Web or by phone.

October 2001 Netcraft Survey Results
The results from the October 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in and once again show an increase in the number of servers connected to the Internet.

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.

More foundations publish Web sites, survey says...
Nonprofitxpress reg Nov 9 2001 10:12AM GMT
Earnings alert: Terra Lycos, Disney wary of outlook...
Business 2.0 Nov 9 2001 8:33AM GMT
Iran Council Bans Private Web Service...
New York Times Nov 9 2001 8:33AM GMT
Search Engine Optimization Writing Review: Case Study Continued...
Rank Write Nov 9 2001 4:38AM GMT
Are Invisible Text and Language Jump Pages Feasible When Optimizing for the Search Engines?...
Rank Write Nov 8 2001 10:08PM GMT
Tucows Inc. pre-registering .NAME domains...
Web Host Industry Review Nov 8 2001 8:34PM GMT
P2P Fans Predict Rebound...
Wired News Nov 8 2001 5:14PM GMT
Europe Reruns Through Spy Bill...
Wired News Nov 8 2001 5:14PM GMT
XML could become Webs new lingua franca...
CNET Nov 8 2001 2:27PM GMT
US Yahoo not bound by French Nazi ban...
ZDNet Nov 8 2001 12:26PM GMT
Article: FreeFind Site Search Engine Breaks Down Pages Into Items...
Research Buzz Nov 8 2001 7:21AM GMT
XRefer Reference Search Engine Rolling Out Plus Version...
Research Buzz Nov 8 2001 7:21AM GMT
Divine buys RoweCom...
Chicago Tribune Nov 7 2001 12:33PM 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.