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Search Engine Smackdown

Google rules, and other search engines and directories are faded has-beens, says one search industry veteran. Nonsense! scoffs another, putting Google in its place and singing high praises for AltaVista. Google rules, and other search engines and directories are faded has-beens, says one search industry veteran. Nonsense! scoffs another, putting Google in its place and singing high praises for AltaVista. 0 Comments

Metadata or Metagarbage?

Metadata is the holy grail for improving search, according to its advocates. Garbage! replies one critic, detailing seven reasons while even the most promising metadata schemes will fail. Metadata is the holy grail for improving search, according to its advocates. Garbage! replies one critic, detailing seven reasons while even the most promising metadata schemes will fail. 0 Comments