The Week in Review

Portals to the World
SearchDay, June 27, 2002
Looking for authoritative, in-depth information about the nations of the world? Check out Portals to the World, a robust online baedeker from the U.S. Library of Congress.

SEC Upgrades EDGAR Search Engine
SearchDay, June 26, 2002
The SEC's EDGAR database is an absolutely essential resource for business researchers, and recent upgrades have vastly improved its search interface.

Teoma Offers Free Search Toolbar
SearchDay, June 25, 2002
Teoma has introduced the Teoma Search Bar, a free online navigational tool that lets you search while viewing any web page with Internet Explorer.

The Languages of the Semantic Web
SearchDay, June 24, 2002
Today's simplistic web languages are giving way to richer, more robust symbolic systems that transcend information storage and retrieval and allow web pages to express meaning.

Elsewhere at

AlltheWeb versus Google
Does size really matter? And what exactly is a "document?" Guest columnist Rich Wiggins investigates AlltheWeb's claim to have indexed more documents than Google.

Filter The Web With squidGuard,,12083_1371241,00.html
If you're facing the daunting task of filtering web content, squidGuard presents a cost-free solution with an open database of blocked sites.

European Union Says Cookies Are Here to Stay,2350,10571_1377111,00.html
The European Parliament recently voted to allow businesses to continue to use cookies in their e-business practices. The vote, which struck down an opt-in campaign in favor of an opt-out policy, is particularly significant for the Web analytics ASP market.

Calif. Lawmaker Calls For P2P Vigilantism
A bill in the drafting stage would grant copyright owners 'technological self-help measures' including redirection, spoofing and file-blocking.

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.

Online search engines news
The Truth About Keyword-Rich Domain Names and High Search Engine Rankings...
High Rankings Jun 28 2002 11:58AM GMT
Domain name news
ICANN cuts ties with ordinary surfers...
ZDNet Jun 28 2002 11:57AM GMT
Keyword-Rich Domain Names...
Traffick Jun 28 2002 10:08AM GMT
Online marketing news
Publishers of Web Sites File Suit to Stop Pop-Up Ads...
New York Times Jun 28 2002 5:59AM GMT
XML and metadata news
Can XML Be The Same After W3C XML Schema?...
XML Jun 28 2002 3:43AM GMT
Online search engines news
Googlesque Ads in AltaVista?...
Research Buzz Jun 27 2002 9:52PM GMT
Online marketing news
Overture expands Web ads to Japan, France...
ZDNet Jun 27 2002 8:44PM GMT
Tech latest
Internet body proposes reforms to fight Web 'squatters'... Jun 27 2002 11:46AM GMT
Online search engines news
Google answers the future... Jun 27 2002 11:09AM GMT
Online content news
Salon auditors doubt firm can survive...
CNET Jun 27 2002 5:37AM GMT
Online search engines news
AllTheWeb and MP3's...
Slyck Jun 27 2002 2:08AM GMT
Online marketing news
Puncturing Web Ads Before They Pop Up...
New York Times Jun 27 2002 1:42AM GMT
Spam: An Escalating Attack of the Clones...
New York Times Jun 27 2002 1:42AM 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.