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Yahoo! Birth of a New Machine

Yahoo is launching a brand new search engine today, with its own index and ranking mechanisms, casting aside its long-standing use of Google-powered search results. The move is bound to roil the industry and sets in motion a new race for the claim of web search champion. Yahoo is launching a brand new search engine today, with its own index and ranking mechanisms, casting aside its long-standing use of Google-powered search results. The move is bound to roil the industry and sets in motion a new race for the claim of web search champion. 0 Comments

AltaVista Opens Paid Inclusion

After months of talking about it, AltaVista finally unveiled a paid inclusion program last week. Similar to the program Inktomi began offering last September, this guarantees that submitted pages will be listed within AltaVista's web page index in a prompt manner and revisited on a regular basis. After months of talking about it, AltaVista finally unveiled a paid inclusion program last week. Similar to the program Inktomi began offering last September, this guarantees that submitted pages will be listed within AltaVista's web page index in a prompt manner and revisited on a regular basis. 0 Comments

Time For The Search Dividend?

When the Cold War ended, there was much talk in the US about the public receiving a peace dividend, since defense funding could be reduced. Similarly, we may be seeing the beginning of a search dividend coming to searchers, now that several of the major search engines are maturing their new business models. That means instead of the news from the search front being dominated by the latest ways to buy your way into search engines, you may instead be hearing more about actual search improvements. When the Cold War ended, there was much talk in the US about the public receiving a peace dividend, since defense funding could be reduced. Similarly, we may be seeing the beginning of a search dividend coming to searchers, now that several of the major search engines are maturing their new business models. That means instead of the news from the search front being dominated by the latest ways to buy your way into search engines, you may instead be hearing more about actual search improvements. 0 Comments

Inktomi Debuts Self-Serve Paid Inclusion

In a landmark move, Inktomi announced a new partnership with PositionTechnologies this week that allows site owners to pay for guaranteed inclusion in theInktomiindex. While paid submission (or "pay for consideration") systems have operated at human-powered Yahoo andLookSmart for some time, we've never had a major crawler-based service offersomething similar. In addition, paid inclusion means that pages willabsolutely be guaranteed to be listed, while in paid submission systems, nosuch assurances are offered In a landmark move, Inktomi announced a new partnership with PositionTechnologies this week that allows site owners to pay for guaranteed inclusion in theInktomiindex. While paid submission (or "pay for consideration") systems have operated at human-powered Yahoo andLookSmart for some time, we've never had a major crawler-based service offersomething similar. In addition, paid inclusion means that pages willabsolutely be guaranteed to be listed, while in paid submission systems, nosuch assurances are offered 0 Comments

iWon Wins Users

If you've got to search, why not have a chance to win some money at the sametime? That's the premise behind iWon -- a portal that gives cash prizes to itsusers. And it's a model that's seems to be working. The service launched inOctober, and only two months later, it had jumped into Media Metrix's Top 50 website list. That's the fastest rise for any search-oriented service that I canrecall. It usually takes new, successful services many months to make it intothe list.Cash is one draw for the site, and its partnership with US television networkCBS is another If you've got to search, why not have a chance to win some money at the sametime? That's the premise behind iWon -- a portal that gives cash prizes to itsusers. And it's a model that's seems to be working. The service launched inOctober, and only two months later, it had jumped into Media Metrix's Top 50 website list. That's the fastest rise for any search-oriented service that I canrecall. It usually takes new, successful services many months to make it intothe list.Cash is one draw for the site, and its partnership with US television networkCBS is another 0 Comments

Go Changes Add URL

Go announced that its Add URL form and email submission system are no longeraccepting anything other than root URLs. For instance, instance, if yousubmitted these URLs:http://mysite.com/page1.htmlhttp://mysite.com/page2.htmlhttp://mysite.com/section/page2.htmlall would be shortened to:http://mysite.comThere are exceptions Go announced that its Add URL form and email submission system are no longeraccepting anything other than root URLs. For instance, instance, if yousubmitted these URLs:http://mysite.com/page1.htmlhttp://mysite.com/page2.htmlhttp://mysite.com/section/page2.htmlall would be shortened to:http://mysite.comThere are exceptions 0 Comments

The "New" AltaVista

With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Now owned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challenger against more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos. With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Now owned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challenger against more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos. 0 Comments

NewHoo: Yahoo Built By The Masses

NewHoo: Yahoo Built By The Masses From The Search Engine Update June 22, 1998 An interesting new directory was launched on June 5 that is produced by a staff of volunteer editors NewHoo: Yahoo Built By The Masses From The Search Engine Update June 22, 1998 An interesting new directory was launched on June 5 that is produced by a staff of volunteer editors 0 Comments

HotBot Redesigns, Expands Shopping

HotBot revealed a redesigned interface in May. A major change has been to bring the LookSmart-powered directory " above the fold" on the home page and place it to the right of the main web search options. HotBot revealed a redesigned interface in May. A major change has been to bring the LookSmart-powered directory " above the fold" on the home page and place it to the right of the main web search options. 0 Comments

Yahoo Spruces Up

Yahoo Spruces Up From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 While everyone else seems to redesign every few months, Yahoo's look has stayed practically the same since the service began. That changed on May 9, when the new look took over. The changes are subtle, not shocking Yahoo Spruces Up From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 While everyone else seems to redesign every few months, Yahoo's look has stayed practically the same since the service began. That changed on May 9, when the new look took over. The changes are subtle, not shocking 0 Comments

Missing Pages At HotBot

Missing Pages At HotBot From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 Feedback has come in from a few people confused and worried that their pages seem to have gone missing at HotBot, or that search results have fluctuated over the past weeks. HotBot says this is due to the refreshing its Inktomi-powered index. The Inktomi index is divided across over 150 machines Missing Pages At HotBot From The Search Engine Update June 3, 1998 Feedback has come in from a few people confused and worried that their pages seem to have gone missing at HotBot, or that search results have fluctuated over the past weeks. HotBot says this is due to the refreshing its Inktomi-powered index. The Inktomi index is divided across over 150 machines 0 Comments

Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends

Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends From The Search Engine Update March 3, 1998 Infoseek said it is now keeping its instant Add URL feature off on weekends to help keep the index clean of spam. Without someone to monitor and review submissions, spam slips through, causing customer complaints. E-mail submission remains always open, though it takes a few days for URLs to be processed this way Infoseek Add URL Off On Weekends From The Search Engine Update March 3, 1998 Infoseek said it is now keeping its instant Add URL feature off on weekends to help keep the index clean of spam. Without someone to monitor and review submissions, spam slips through, causing customer complaints. E-mail submission remains always open, though it takes a few days for URLs to be processed this way 0 Comments