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Search Engine Glossary

Definition of terms relating to search engines, such as phrase search, Boolean operators, stop words and more. Definition of terms relating to search engines, such as phrase search, Boolean operators, stop words and more. 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, Aliweb!

Aliweb, a pioneering web search engine that used advanced technologies way ahead of its time, made its debut nine years ago, on November 30, 1993. Aliweb, a pioneering web search engine that used advanced technologies way ahead of its time, made its debut nine years ago, on November 30, 1993. 0 Comments

Google News Search Leaps Ahead

Google has dramatically enhanced its news search service, serving up a portal of real-time news drawn from more than 4,000 sources worldwide. Google has dramatically enhanced its news search service, serving up a portal of real-time news drawn from more than 4,000 sources worldwide. 0 Comments

New AllTheWeb.com Goes Live

FAST Search's AllTheWeb.com got both a new look and new functionality in July, improvements that have turned the site into a top-notch resource for searchers. FAST Search's AllTheWeb.com got both a new look and new functionality in July, improvements that have turned the site into a top-notch resource for searchers. 0 Comments

New AllTheWeb.com Goes Live

FAST Search's AllTheWeb.com got both a new look and new functionality in July, improvements that have turned the site into a top-notch resource for searchers. FAST Search's AllTheWeb.com got both a new look and new functionality in July, improvements that have turned the site into a top-notch resource for searchers. 0 Comments

Search Research From The WWW10 Conference

A number of technical papers relating to indexing the web and searching were presented at the recent 10th International World Wide Web Conference, which was held from May 1 to 5 in Hong Kong. A number of technical papers relating to indexing the web and searching were presented at the recent 10th International World Wide Web Conference, which was held from May 1 to 5 in Hong Kong. 0 Comments

Google Announces Largest Index

Another milestone in the search engine size wars was hit when Google went live with a full-text index of 560 million URLs in June, making it the largest search engine on the web. In addition, because of how Google makes use of link data, its reach extends to a further 500 million URLs that it has never actually visited, the company says. That means searches at Google potentially encompass more than 1 billion pages, which is the size the entire web was recently estimated to be at earlier this year. Another milestone in the search engine size wars was hit when Google went live with a full-text index of 560 million URLs in June, making it the largest search engine on the web. In addition, because of how Google makes use of link data, its reach extends to a further 500 million URLs that it has never actually visited, the company says. That means searches at Google potentially encompass more than 1 billion pages, which is the size the entire web was recently estimated to be at earlier this year. 0 Comments

Lycos Partners More Closely With FAST

Lycos has finally committed to using FAST Search's results to power the "Web Sites" section of its search results. Over the past two months, Lycos experimented with using results from its own crawler, from Inktomi and from FAST Search in this section. Now, FAST Search, in which Lycos has a significant investment, has been given the nod. The change does not impact Inktomi's deal to power results at Lycos-owned HotBot. Lycos has finally committed to using FAST Search's results to power the "Web Sites" section of its search results. Over the past two months, Lycos experimented with using results from its own crawler, from Inktomi and from FAST Search in this section. Now, FAST Search, in which Lycos has a significant investment, has been given the nod. The change does not impact Inktomi's deal to power results at Lycos-owned HotBot. 0 Comments