The Week in Review

Search Engine Embargoes Keywords in Wake of Terror Attacks
SearchDay, Oct. 25, 2001
Pay-per-click search engine Overture has prohibited bidding on 'inflammatory or insensitive' keywords in response to the terrorist bombings and anthrax contaminations in the U.S.

The Big List of Web Robots
SearchDay #123, Oct. 24, 2001
Who sent that web robot, and what is it doing crawling around on your server? Identify and track robots with this list of hundreds of active crawlers, link checkers and other cybercritters.

Navigating the Invisible Web
SearchDay #122, Oct. 23, 2001
The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See by Chris Sherman and Gary Price is an in-depth guide to finding, understanding and exploiting the web's hidden information treasures.

Virtual Afghanistan
SearchDay #121, Oct. 22, 2001
Afghanistan, on 50 websites a day; free Foreign Affairs Magazine archives with in-depth terrorism background; and a tour of the Arab Internet.

Elsewhere at INT Media

Understanding the Power of Search Engine Marketing
If you build it, they will come... right? They won't -- unless your Web site shows up in search query results. Web users turn to search engines when they want to buy. That's why a top ranking in the listings is good for your bottom line.

Making Content Profitable,,10379_908501,00.html
In an age of low ad revenue, many content sites are switching to a paid subscription model. How do these sites persuade people to pay for content when something comparable is free elsewhere?

Ghost of Christmas Past -- eToys is Back,1928,2001_909111,00.html
With the holidays fast approaching, a prime example of the promise and pitfalls of e-commerce relaunches, this time in the Internet arm of established Pittfield, Mass., retailer KB Toys.

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.

Trading Links: Any Real Value?...
InternetDay Oct 26 2001 1:28PM GMT
Google to charge for premium searches... Oct 26 2001 12:36PM GMT
MSN locks out non-Microsoft browsers... Oct 26 2001 12:35PM GMT
NetRatings to acquire Jupiter Media Metrix... Oct 26 2001 10:58AM GMT
Hits soar for Arab news website...
Media Guardian Oct 26 2001 9:50AM GMT
LookSmart Reports Third Quarter 2001 Results...
Yahoo Oct 26 2001 6:13AM GMT
Search Engine Overture Sees Profit...
New York Times Oct 26 2001 4:47AM GMT
Hold on .biz Domain Names Lifted...
New York Times Oct 26 2001 4:47AM GMT
When Good Companies Provide Bad Search Engine Optimization Information...
Rank Write Oct 25 2001 8:59PM GMT
Dot-info making a name for itself...
ZDNet Oct 25 2001 1:14PM GMT
Excite@Home buyout under threat...
ZDNet Oct 25 2001 10:44AM GMT
Can Congress Convene Online?...
Wired News Oct 25 2001 10:40AM GMT
Autonomy profits hit by delayed orders... Oct 25 2001 10:14AM 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.