The Week in Review

A "Hidden" Guide to the Business Web
SearchDay, Jan. 31, 2002
Like an underground mine filled with hidden treasures, one of the best business-oriented information resources is buried deep within a popular magazine's web site.

Google: No Pop-Ups; Introducing SearchDay Quick Tips
SearchDay, Jan. 30, 2002
Google takes a strong stand on those pesky pop-up windows; New SearchDay 'Quick Tips' offer tactics and techniques from world-class super searchers.

A New Sport for Searchers: Googlewhacking
SearchDay, Jan. 29, 2002
'Googlewhacking' is a new competitive sport that tests both your searching skills and your mastery of language.

Link Generating Programs: The Debate Continues
SearchDay, Jan. 28, 2002
Do link building programs help or hurt webmasters? Two experts debate the merits of one of the most popular automated link generators on the market.


Elsewhere at

ICANN's Take On New TLDs
Developing new top-level domains holds the promise of alleviating over crowded .com space on the Web. There are many theories regarding possible solutions—here's another one.

Do You Pay to Yahoo?,,10296_961781,00.html
What used to be merely a method for locating information on the Internet is now big business. This ECTalk discussion focuses on paid search engine listings, particularly Yahoo and its new policies.

EFF Says NSI "Screwed Up" Case,2198,3531_962161,00.html
Non-profit, civil liberties organization says VeriSign's property and other domain registrars should be held accountable for their actions.

'My Party' Worm Is No Party,2198,3531_962741,00.html
AVERT rates this one a "medium risk," but users still need to be careful as the attachment lulls you to open it because of the presence of Yahoo

Sizing Up the Competition,,10380_963201,00.html
Some techniques for gathering intelligence on the other players in your industry, and identifying their strengths and weaknesses.


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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.