SearchDay Week In Review

Why Google Hacks is a Bestseller
SearchDay, May 22, 2003

Google Hacks is loaded with geeky tips and tweaks, but its real strength lies in its readability and genuine appeal to all searchers, regardless of skill level.

Behind the Scenes at the Daypop Search Engine
SearchDay, May 21, 2003

Daypop is a unique search engine, for a number of reasons. It's primary focus is on weblogs, news sites and other sources for current events and breaking news -- currently scouring more than 35,000 of these sources.

Virtually Attending the 12th IW3C2 Conference
SearchDay, May 20, 2003

The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference begins today in Budapest Hungary. Can't make it? Many of the conference proceedings and papers are already online.

Help Test the Wondir Search Engine
SearchDay, May 19, 2003

Wondir, a unique and powerful new search service, needs your help during a concentrated beta test of its system.

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Linking software - good or bad
Cre8asite Forums
"Forget link exchanges. ... Think instead of business partnerships. You should find companies that you can relate to well, and integrate links between the sites right into your site structure and content."

Partial view Wordtracker
ihelpyou Forums
"You should use the competition search with the quotes turned off so you can see the figures of searchers. People don't normally search with quotes so you should do the same in Wordtracker."

Trusted feed
The I-Search Discussion List
"We have used a combination of trusted feed, paid inclusion and free search engine submissions to have site content indexed by Google..., MSN, and Altavista. We evaluated the cost of each search engine program, resulting traffic, and have tracked the following with our client accounts..."

Google is a business
Webmaster World
"To understand the changes going on at Google, it is prime to remember that Google is a business. Its search engine is a product and clicks are market share."

Can misuse of H tag lead to loss of PR?
Webmaster World
"I would suggest that you unblock the spidering of your /css/ [cascading style sheet” directory from the robots.txt file. I'm only making an educated guess here, but I think disallowing the /css/ directory may now have consequences."

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

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.

Google pulls anti-Dixons adwords...
The Register May 23 2003 11:52AM GMT
WIPO cases hit the mark as 5000th dispute received...
Demys May 23 2003 10:37AM GMT
Positive signs for online music...
BBC May 23 2003 8:12AM GMT
Magic Secret to Google...
High Rankings May 23 2003 4:01AM GMT
Chinese Learn True Scope of SARS From the Internet...
Online Journalism Review May 23 2003 4:00AM GMT
Kelkoo broadens sponsored links deal with Espotting... May 22 2003 3:41PM GMT
Yahoo proclaims 'Dump the Junk Day'...
ZDNet May 22 2003 2:08PM GMT
EURid wins .eu domain contract officially...
The Register May 22 2003 1:07PM GMT
Opera claims MSN is still off-key...
ZDNet May 22 2003 12:28PM GMT
Yahoo launches anti-spam advertising campaign...
Computer Weekly May 22 2003 11:04AM GMT
Harvard study wrestles with Gator...
CNET May 22 2003 11:02AM GMT
Google Reduces Minimum Bid on Some Keywords... May 22 2003 10:43AM GMT
Web 'Shaman' Fights His Demons...
Wired News May 22 2003 9:41AM 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.