The Week in Review

Yesterday's SearchDay omitted a link to a longer, more detailed version of "How Search Engines Look at Links," available to members of Search Engine Watch. Members can access this additional information using this link:

How Search Engines Look at Links - Members only version

SearchDay Week in Review

How Search Engines Look at Links
SearchDay, June 13, 2002
Representatives of Google, Fast, and Ask Jeeves/Teoma share inside information about page ranking and search engine link analysis techniques.

The Living Internet
SearchDay, June 12, 2002
How much do you really know about the Internet? How does it work? Who invented it? The Living Internet has answers to these questions and just about everything else you ever wanted to know about our online world.

Optimizing Keywords for Search Engines
SearchDay, June 11, 2002
Effective optimization for search engines requires more than just fiddling with web pages -- you need to carefully select and focus your efforts on specific keywords for maximum success.

Updates From FirstGov and Ask Jeeves
SearchDay, June 10, 2002
The search engines at FirstGov and Ask Jeeves have both been upgraded and enhanced with new features and capabilities.

Elsewhere at

Lycos Music: Rhapsody in Green?
The Waltham, Mass., Internet giant intros paid tune services, powered by San Francisco's, as part of an ongoing effort to wean itself off ad revenue. to Relaunch
The Web Standards Project relaunches this week with a new mission, new members, and a new attitude. Having convinced the browser and authoring tool makers to adopt standards, they turn their pointy stingers towards web designers and developers.

Machine Commerce in the Post Human Era
M-Commerce may come to mean Machine Commerce, as some analysts look beyond the human mobile saturation point to new markets where machines are the major players.

New Terascale Grid To Simulate Terrorist Attacks,,3281_1365171,00.html
Purdue University and Indiana University have linked their IBM supercomputers to create a terascale Grid. One planned use of the new Grid is to simulate terrorist attacks to help government agencies prepare for worst-case scenarios.

Ivy League Researchers Develop Single-Molecule Transistors,4028,6571_1365041,00.html
Scientists at Cornell and Harvard report they have developed transistors in which electrons flow through a single atom.

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 latest
Electronic bill 'bombs' SA's internet system...
Business Day Jun 14 2002 1:38PM GMT
Domain name news
S.African Internet Boss Hides Domain Key Abroad...
digitalMASS Jun 14 2002 9:20AM GMT
Online access news
Bush Promises 'Aggressive' Expansion of Broadband...
digitalMASS Jun 14 2002 9:20AM GMT
Online search engines news
Competitors set sights on Internet's top search engine...
Chicago Sun-Times Jun 14 2002 5:04AM GMT
Jill's Search Engine Optimization Mailbag Bonanza...
High Rankings Jun 14 2002 2:40AM GMT
Online marketing news
Fed up with junk email? Try these spam killers!...
ZDNet Jun 14 2002 2:28AM GMT
Domain name news
U.S. turns screw on ICANN...
ZDNet Jun 14 2002 0:20AM GMT
XML and metadata news
W3C puts XML to the test...
ZDNet Jun 13 2002 8:00PM GMT
Online access news
Microsoft patches flaw in MSN and Gopher... Jun 13 2002 1:04PM GMT
Online portals news
Public services through a portal... Jun 13 2002 10:42AM GMT
Domain name news
Senators Weigh ICANN's Future...
Wired News Jun 13 2002 9:50AM GMT
ITAA Calls for Private Reform of ICANN...
Internet News Jun 13 2002 9:08AM GMT
Online search engines news
The Search-Engine Getaway...
New York Times Jun 13 2002 2:12AM 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.