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Yelp Trends Reveals What's Hot or Not Locally, But Beware of Unreliable Data

Yelp Trends Craft Beer San Francisco

Yelp Trends works like any search engine, except you can compare multiple search terms in the context of one city. Reviews are from 98 cities in 20 countries, so there is a wealth of information to play with, but how much of that data is viable? To power Trends, Yelp draws upon data it has accumulated from user reviews over the past 10 years. But how much of that data is viable? 0 Comments

6 Tips to Protect a Large and Complex Website From Google Panda [Case Study]

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Safeguarding large and complex websites from Google Panda is no easy feat. This post details a case study of a large website that got hit by Panda twice, and also provides important tips for avoiding content-quality problems. Safeguarding large and complex websites from Google Panda is no easy feat. This post details a case study of a large website that got hit by Panda twice, and also provides important tips for avoiding content-quality problems. 0 Comments

MSN Expands Overture Ads

MSN Search has rolled out a new format for showing paid listings, a change it hopes will allow it to carry more sponsored results while still keeping its overall relevancy high. MSN Search has rolled out a new format for showing paid listings, a change it hopes will allow it to carry more sponsored results while still keeping its overall relevancy high. 0 Comments

Search Engine Resources˜

A collection of links to information about search engines, ranging from tutorials, to reviews, to mailing lists and technical information A collection of links to information about search engines, ranging from tutorials, to reviews, to mailing lists and technical information 0 Comments

Archives

Archives This section has older material that may be of interest to some people. Search Engine Report Archives The Search Engine Update archives have the same information and more as contained in the Search Engine Report archives, which is a monthly, public newsletter. So don't feel compelled to review the material in the Search Engine Report archives, except to see news before the Update started on March 15, 1997 Archives This section has older material that may be of interest to some people. Search Engine Report Archives The Search Engine Update archives have the same information and more as contained in the Search Engine Report archives, which is a monthly, public newsletter. So don't feel compelled to review the material in the Search Engine Report archives, except to see news before the Update started on March 15, 1997 0 Comments

AOL Moves Fully To Google

AOL Search changed to being fully Google-powered last week, completing a transition that was announced in May. Now both paid listings and crawler-based editorial results come from Google. AOL Search changed to being fully Google-powered last week, completing a transition that was announced in May. Now both paid listings and crawler-based editorial results come from Google. 0 Comments

AOL Moves Fully To Google

AOL Search changed to being fully Google-powered last week, completing a transition that was announced in May. Now both paid listings and crawler-based editorial results come from Google. AOL Search changed to being fully Google-powered last week, completing a transition that was announced in May. Now both paid listings and crawler-based editorial results come from Google. 0 Comments

Newsgroup Searching: And Then There Was One

Last year, when DejaNews changed its name and pulled away from being a newsgroup-centric service, RemarQ became a strong alternative for those wishing to search discussions in Usenet. But last month, RemarQ became no more, as new owner Critical Path pulled the plug. Last year, when DejaNews changed its name and pulled away from being a newsgroup-centric service, RemarQ became a strong alternative for those wishing to search discussions in Usenet. But last month, RemarQ became no more, as new owner Critical Path pulled the plug. 0 Comments

Snap Unveils LiveDirectory

In the wake of moves by the Open Directory and Go to allow more user participation in constructing their directories, Snap has unveiled a new "LiveDirectory" system that allows sites to be added within minutes to its guide. It's a significant move, because crawler-based search engines such as AltaVista and Go have moved away from the "instant add" features they once offered, due to abuse by spammers In the wake of moves by the Open Directory and Go to allow more user participation in constructing their directories, Snap has unveiled a new "LiveDirectory" system that allows sites to be added within minutes to its guide. It's a significant move, because crawler-based search engines such as AltaVista and Go have moved away from the "instant add" features they once offered, due to abuse by spammers 0 Comments

Go Beta Tests User-Assisted Directory

Taking a page from the Open Directory, Go is inviting the masses of the web to help manage its directory of web sites. Currently in beta testing, the "Go Guides" program lets anyone participate in the process of categorizing the web. "To date, it has been really successful. We've received amazing topics, real nuggets of gold," said Jennifer Mullin, Go's Director of Search and Navigation. About 500 guides are currently involved in the program, which will go fully public later this month Taking a page from the Open Directory, Go is inviting the masses of the web to help manage its directory of web sites. Currently in beta testing, the "Go Guides" program lets anyone participate in the process of categorizing the web. "To date, it has been really successful. We've received amazing topics, real nuggets of gold," said Jennifer Mullin, Go's Director of Search and Navigation. About 500 guides are currently involved in the program, which will go fully public later this month 0 Comments