SearchDay Week In Review

Shopping Search Engines Fuel Online Sales
SearchDay, June 5, 2003

Specialized shopping search engines make it easy for searchers to research and buy products -- but they're also a powerful and cost-effective customer acquisition channel for merchants.

Search Engine Milestones for May 2003
SearchDay, June 4, 2003

The month in review: abstracts from selected press releases and announcements made during the prior month related to web search and search engine marketing.

What's the Best Search Engine?
SearchDay, June 3, 2003

What's the best search engine? That depends on who (or what) you ask. Here's what the search engines themselves recommend.

ODP Testing Public Abuse Report System
SearchDay, June 2, 2003

The Open Directory Project is testing a new system to allow anyone to report suspected abuse by editors more committed to their own self interest than the general good of the project.

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

5.4% of referrals from Gigablast
Webmaster World
"...500,000 searches is not too shabby for a minor engine. Gigablast is growing pretty fast for a new search engine and improving in quality too."

What search engines see?
ihelpyou Forums
"Is there a tool that I can use to find what search engines will see when they come to my site? Specifically what pages they will see?"

Yahoo: $299 with no guarantee that your site will be listed?
Webmaster World
"...if your site gets rejected, some business express editor will email you to explain why. Then you have something like 30 days to make changes to the site, but only one chance of appeal, so you must get it right on this second chance..."

AdWords Powerposting
Webmaster World
"Power Posting is an AdWords account tool to better control a campaign. Power Posting lets you specify additional information for individual keywords or phrases within an ad group."

Bidding on Gimpsy
ihelpyou Forums
"Gimpsy is not a PPC [pay per click” directory. Site owners are not charged for click throughs to their site. Site owners bid, on a monthly basis, for placement in the category that their site is in. If you win the bid, your site is placed at the top of the results with a red star next to it."

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, Lycos Europe Ink Content-Ad Deal... Jun 6 2003 10:36AM GMT
UK portals lag US giants...
The Register Jun 6 2003 10:31AM GMT
How to Plant a Story About Your Product or Service in Jun 6 2003 5:15AM GMT
MPAA threatens Dutch citizen over domain name...
Sydney Morning Herald Jun 6 2003 2:45AM GMT
Create pages for customers, not search engines, experts urge retailers... Jun 5 2003 7:19PM GMT
Frankel sick of AOL...
USA Today Jun 4 2003 8:41PM GMT
ISPs struggle against spam...
USA Today Jun 4 2003 8:41PM GMT
Two senior execs find a berth at Yahoo...
CNET Jun 4 2003 7:17PM GMT
Microsoft spam blocker recharges MSN 8...
ZDNet Jun 4 2003 6:52PM GMT
Yahoo Quietly Adds An RSS Feed...
Research Buzz Jun 4 2003 5:09PM GMT
Yahoo News Adds 'Tech Tuesday' Section...
Research Buzz Jun 4 2003 5:09PM GMT
Geek domain just one step away...
IDGNet New Zealand Jun 4 2003 1:48PM GMT
Rogue AOL Subsidiary Leader to Resign...
New York Times Jun 4 2003 6:32AM GMT
Profile of Google In-House Counsel...
BeSpacific Jun 4 2003 5:29AM 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.