The Week in Review

Dealing with Yahoo, LookSmart and the ODP
SearchDay, May 23, 2002
Getting your site listed in the major Web directories is crucial. Representatives from the Big Three share tips and techniques that help you facilitate the process.

Google's Gaggle of New Goodies
SearchDay, May 22, 2002
Google has enhanced its already indispensable toolbar, and is offering an intriguing peek inside the kimono through Google Labs, a "technology playground" for ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time.

Google Tops In Search Hours Ratings
SearchDay, May 21, 2002
What's the most popular search engine? There's a new metric available for determining this, the total number of "search hours" users spend at a site, a figure that sees Google leading by far over other search engines.

Search Engines, Keywords and Dictionaries
SearchDay, May 20, 2002
Using the right keywords is crucial, for searchers and webmasters alike. Here are two sites with definitions and translations of hundreds of thousands of words, in a wide variety of languages.

Elsewhere at

Can "Deep Linking" Lead to Deep Trouble?,,3_1138351,00.html
Recent legal rumblings call into question the legality of linking to pages within Web sites.

Washington Post Co. Unveils,,3_1140591,00.html
Consolidating its and brands, the company raises the curtain on a new site focused on the intersection of technology, industry and government.

Copyright Office Rejects CARP Ruling,,3_1142161,00.html
A big win for Webcasters as the controversial CARP ruling on royalty rates gets rejected by the Library of Congress.

The Web as a Way of Life,,5901_1142561,00.html
Many Americans that experienced significant life changing events or decisions in the past two years turned to the 'Net for research, information and alternative courses of action.

Netscape -- Down But Not Out,,10_1142911,00.html
Getting up off the canvas, the company launches a preview version of its next-generation browser, featuring AOL IM and Internet radio functions.

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.

Online portals news
Giga: portal projects must focus on user experience... May 24 2002 10:46AM GMT
Domain name news
ICANN to revamp management basics...
ZDNet May 24 2002 8:17AM GMT
Online portals news
AOL/TW: Time to Grow Up, Fast...
Online Journalism Review May 24 2002 7:38AM GMT
Online marketing news
IAB: Online Ad Sales Fell in Q4, 2001...
AtNewYork May 24 2002 6:11AM GMT
Online search engines news
AltaVista nets Tiscali search slots...
netimperative May 24 2002 3:31AM GMT
Domain name news
FTC backs better facts for domains...
CNET May 23 2002 2:32PM GMT
Online portals news
Yahoo shuts European auction sites...
BBC May 23 2002 12:07PM GMT
Netscape reignites browser wars... May 23 2002 10:47AM GMT
Online search engines news
Let Your Search Engine Optimization Experts Do Their Job!...
High Rankings May 23 2002 10:09AM GMT
XML and metadata news
Eric van der Vlist on W3C XML Schema...
XML May 23 2002 8:46AM GMT
Online search engines news
NetTrends: Google Faces Challenge Managing Success...
Yahoo May 23 2002 4:19AM GMT
Online marketing news
Nigerian scam spam on the rise...
MSNBC May 23 2002 2:44AM GMT
Internet features
Fast Forward:'The End of Software'?...
Fortune May 22 2002 7:31PM 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.