The Week in Review

Forget Smart Tags; TopText Is Doing What You Feared
SearchDay, Aug. 23, 2001
Bad press got Microsoft to recently abandon plans for Smart
ags that turned words on web pages into hyperlinks that it or others could control. However, another company's system to do this, called TopText, is live, growing in popularity, and has some site owners up in arms.

BrightPlanet Upgrades LexiBot
SearchDay, Aug. 22, 2001
BrightPlanet, the company best known for its often-cited study of the "deep web," has released version 2.0 of its LexiBot Software.

Announcing News Headlines Enhancements
SearchDay, Aug. 21, 2001
SearchDay gets an enhancement that should appeal to all of you news junkies: permanent archiving of the headlines that appear in each web edition of the newsletter.

SearchDay, Aug. 20, 2001
Web searching news headlines from around the Web.

Elsewhere on

Internet Founder Debunks Slow Web Growth,2198,3531_866741,00.html
One of the men responsible for creating the Web as we know it says Internet usage grew at breakneck speeds last year and shows no sign of slowing down.

Survey: 80% of Top Brands Grab .INFO Domain,1471,8471_867331,00.html
About 80 percent of the top corporate firms have snapped up the .INFO domain name associated with their brands, allaying preliminary fears that the roll out of the new TLDs would lead to a large-scale cybersquatting.

How to Make a Successful Site, Uncle Sam Style
What does the federal government know about Web sites? Plenty, judging from the success of the "America's Library" site. Learn how the site generated 100 million hits in one year, and pick up hints for your private-sector efforts.

"What Makes Web Marketing Work" Study Released,2198,3531_868531,00.html
New CyberAtlas research sheds some light on bettering the odds of your Web site being found by potential customers.

Working on a Unified Code for 'LOL' or :),,10_870221,00.html
Hoping to eliminate any misunderstandings, an XML standards group creates a technical committee to develop Human Markup Language, with the intent to humanize the Web and create a standardized way for conveying emotion and body language.

Logitech and Google: The One-Click Search Engine,2198,3531_870501,00.html
Partnership means Web's most used search engine is now the default choice on Logitech iTouch keyboards.

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.

Headline News borrows page from the Web...
Project for Excellence in Journalism via Project f Aug 24 2001 1:20PM GMT
Image Search Faces Renewed Legal Challenge...
Search Engine Report Aug 24 2001 8:15AM GMT
Google working on paid-crawl service...
ZDNet Aug 24 2001 7:19AM GMT
Search Engine Searches Message Boards...
Research Buzz Aug 24 2001 1:08AM GMT
Content Visualization Tools Key to Knowledge Workers...
Content-Wire Aug 24 2001 12:04AM GMT
Track Web Fads...
Business 2.0 Aug 23 2001 10:23PM GMT
A Second Act for Netscape...
International Herald Tribune Aug 23 2001 2:33AM GMT
Working the web: Weblogs...
Guardian Unlimited Aug 23 2001 1:54AM GMT
Excite@Home dumps doubting auditors...
CNET Aug 22 2001 1:17PM GMT
Professor tears ICANN domain dispute policy to pieces...
The Register Aug 22 2001 7:56AM GMT
ICANN approves widespread new domain cybersquatting...
The Register Aug 22 2001 7:56AM GMT
A More Accessible Web: Companies Assist Agencies in Making Sites Disability-Friendly...
Washington Post Aug 22 2001 4:45AM GMT
Its not easy controlling the rabble... Aug 22 2001 4:00AM 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.