Announcing News Headlines Enhancements

I'm pleased to announce an enhancement to SearchDay that should appeal to all of you news junkies: permanent archiving of the headlines that appear in each web edition of SearchDay.

SearchDay is published each day as both a text-based email newsletter and a HTML web page on the web site. The Archives page provides easy access to past issues, so you can still find specific articles, reviews and other content even if you don't save the email newsletters.

Until today, however, the search headlines on web editions were generated by a script that automatically updated headlines each day. It wasn't possible to search the site for a headline that appeared in a previous edition -- and many of you missed this capability.

Beginning with this issue, headlines on each web edition will be static. This means you can use the archives and the search function on the site to locate news headlines from past issues.

One caveat -- although the headlines are static, the underlying stories may not always be accessible. It's a common practice for news sites to move stories into pay-only archives a week or two after they're published. So over time, many of these static links may become broken.

Nonetheless, you'll still be able to access these articles directly at the source, after signing up for access. To make it easier for you to locate the story directly at the source, I've added date and time information to each headline. These timestamps indicate when Moreover "scraped" the headlines, not necessarily when they were published. But they're still useful for limiting your search on a news publisher's site.

I hope you find this new feature useful -- many thanks to all of you who suggested it. As always, I welcome your comments on SearchDay -- just click on the link to the feedback form below.

SearchDay Archives
A complete list of all SearchDay issues, with descriptions and links, listed by date.

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.

Tech Elite Divided on Web Privacy Laws...
New York Times Aug 21 2001 4:58AM GMT
What Is It With Search Engines And Cute Names?...
Research Buzz Aug 21 2001 12:48AM GMT
Domain Disputes Dont Get Fair Hearing, Study Says...
iWon Aug 20 2001 10:19PM GMT
Report: ExciteAtHome Dying...
Wired News Aug 20 2001 6:48PM GMT
Will Hollywood Yahoo?...
ZDNet Aug 20 2001 12:56PM GMT
Autonomy tunes in to interactive TV... Aug 20 2001 10:45AM GMT
Who Speaks for Us?...
Content Exchange Aug 20 2001 9:33AM GMT
Chroniclers of New Economy Hear Their Own Bad News...
New York Times Aug 20 2001 4:03AM GMT
Web Domain Name Chief Urges Patience, Perseverance...
digitalMASS Aug 18 2001 12:21PM GMT
Chinese Internet Publisher Put on Trial - Group...
New York Times Aug 18 2001 6:55AM GMT
New uses for Internet address system could strain it... Aug 17 2001 9:19PM GMT
Why Search Engine Marketing Works...
Traffick Aug 17 2001 5:40PM 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.