The Week in Review

Yahoo Renews With Google, Changes Results
SearchDay, October 10, 2002
After months of speculation, Yahoo announced today that it has renewed its relationship to use Google's results as part of its search listings. In addition, Yahoo made a substantial change to end its historic barrier between human-powered and crawler-based search results.

Big Sites + Big Brands = Big SEO Challenges
SearchDay, October 9, 2002
Big Web Sites and brands come with bigger challenges -- that was the main theme at the Big Sites and Big Brands Forum held at the recent Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose, CA.

Search Engine Standards, Please!
SearchDay, October 8, 2002
Search engines should set standards and adhere to them, say webmasters, advertisers and a senior attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. Uniform standards would serve both web site owners and searchers.

NetCaptor: A Browser on Steroids
SearchDay, October 7, 2002
NetCaptor is a browser on steroids, powered with features that Microsoft should have, but didn't, put in Internet Explorer.

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FAST Searches for an Edge Over Google With Upgrades
Taking aim at its primary rival, Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) adds advanced features, including embedded content search for images, audio, video, or flash animation, to its search engine and plans more for mid-November.

Could Pay-for-Play Replace Peer-to-Peer?,,6061_1476001,00.html
A small percentage of music downloaders would be willing to pay for files, but the figure jumps significantly when free options are eliminated.

Spyware Grows Up
Those so-called spyware and thiefware apps graduate from ripping off affiliate links.

Essential Blogging
Tired of preaching your message on the local steet corner? Try blogging instead. O'Reilly's new title "Essential Blogging" covers the ins and outs of blog software and setup.

Search Headlines

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Online marketing news
Study: Net Hurts Offline Communications, Media Use...
Internet News Oct 11 2002 5:37AM GMT
Online content news
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Online portals news
Portal Management - Do You Know What It Takes?... Oct 11 2002 0:31AM GMT
Online marketing news
infoUSA to Acquire ClickAction...
Internet News Oct 10 2002 11:38PM GMT
Top internet stories
Lawrence Lessig, rock star of the information age...
The Economist Oct 10 2002 4:53PM GMT
Domain name news
Failure to Conduct Reasonable Investigation to Ensure Domain Name Is Not Infringing Is Evidence of Bad Faith...
Mondaq Oct 10 2002 4:37PM GMT
Online search engines news
Search Engine Marketing Issues...
High Rankings Oct 10 2002 4:12PM GMT
Tech latest
Journalistic Mistakes Made, Internet Not to Blame...
Online Journalism Review Oct 10 2002 4:02PM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo earnings help lift Dow, Nasdaq...
MSNBC Oct 10 2002 3:56PM GMT
Deutsche Bank Upgrades Yahoo to 'Buy'...
Business Week Oct 10 2002 3:20PM GMT
Yahoo shares rally on strong results...
CNET Oct 10 2002 3:11PM GMT
AOL launches 8.0...
CNET Oct 10 2002 2:19PM GMT
Yahoo boosts revenue with premium services... Oct 10 2002 12:46PM GMT
Domain name news
Domain Names, Like Phone Numbers, Become Unlisted...
Web Host Directory Oct 8 2002 3:26AM 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.