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Overture To Buy FAST Web Search Division

Overture announced its intention today to purchase a second crawler-based search engine in as many weeks, that owned by FAST. The company operates the AllTheWeb.com web site and provides results to other search engines such as Lycos.com. Overture announced its intention today to purchase a second crawler-based search engine in as many weeks, that owned by FAST. The company operates the AllTheWeb.com web site and provides results to other search engines such as Lycos.com. 0 Comments

Google Tops In Search Hours Ratings

What's the most popular search engine? There's a new metric available for determining this, the total number of search hours users spend at a site, a figure that sees Google leading by far over other search engines. What's the most popular search engine? There's a new metric available for determining this, the total number of search hours users spend at a site, a figure that sees Google leading by far over other search engines. 0 Comments

NetRatings Vs. Jupiter Media Metrix

Everyone knows that the Internet Explorer browser lets you surf the web. But did you realize that Microsoft's popular browser also has some search capabilities built into it? In this article, we'll explore how IE lets you search and navigate on the web. Everyone knows that the Internet Explorer browser lets you surf the web. But did you realize that Microsoft's popular browser also has some search capabilities built into it? In this article, we'll explore how IE lets you search and navigate on the web. 0 Comments

Google Tops In Search Hours Ratings

What's the most popular search engine? There's a new metric available for determining this, the total number of search hours users spend at a site, a figure that sees Google leading by far over other search engines. What's the most popular search engine? There's a new metric available for determining this, the total number of search hours users spend at a site, a figure that sees Google leading by far over other search engines. 0 Comments

Jupiter Media Metrix Releases New Search Specific Traffic Figures

For the first time, comprehensive estimates of search activity by Internet users is being made publicly available, and it sheds new light on which search engines are really the most popular. For the first time, comprehensive estimates of search activity by Internet users is being made publicly available, and it sheds new light on which search engines are really the most popular. 0 Comments

Jupiter Media Metrix Releases New Search Specific Traffic Figures

For the first time, comprehensive estimates of search activity by Internet users is being made publicly available, and it sheds new light on which search engines are really the most popular. For the first time, comprehensive estimates of search activity by Internet users is being made publicly available, and it sheds new light on which search engines are really the most popular. 0 Comments

Yahoo Takes On MSN

No one doubts that Yahoo is one of the web's most popular portals. However, unlike its major rivals MSN and AOL, Yahoo has no "browser advantage" to drive traffic to its web site, a weakness that the new Yahoo Essentials program for Internet Explorer aims to correct. No one doubts that Yahoo is one of the web's most popular portals. However, unlike its major rivals MSN and AOL, Yahoo has no "browser advantage" to drive traffic to its web site, a weakness that the new Yahoo Essentials program for Internet Explorer aims to correct. 0 Comments

Excite@Home Goes Bankrupt; AltaVista Cuts Staff

Two of the web's oldest search engines had more bad financial news, with Excite@Home filing for bankruptcy last Friday and AltaVista also announcing a new round of layoffs last month. Two of the web's oldest search engines had more bad financial news, with Excite@Home filing for bankruptcy last Friday and AltaVista also announcing a new round of layoffs last month. 0 Comments

About Face at About.com

About.com slashes staff and axes more than 300 topic 'Guide' sites from its service, with significant implications for webmasters and searchers alike. About.com slashes staff and axes more than 300 topic 'Guide' sites from its service, with significant implications for webmasters and searchers alike. 0 Comments

Ask Jeeves Acquires Teoma

Ask Jeeves has purchased the Teoma search engine, which has attracted interest over recent months as a potential relevancy challenger to Google. Ask Jeeves hopes that the Sept. 9 acquisition will help the company both reenter the search results syndication market and make its own search site more appealing to consumers. Ask Jeeves has purchased the Teoma search engine, which has attracted interest over recent months as a potential relevancy challenger to Google. Ask Jeeves hopes that the Sept. 9 acquisition will help the company both reenter the search results syndication market and make its own search site more appealing to consumers. 0 Comments

Search Engine Marketing Finally Getting Respect

To some degree, search engine marketing has been like the Rodney Dangerfield of online advertising -- it's gotten no respect. Or, at least it has gotten no respect in relation to the time and effort analyst firms have put into understanding it compared to research and studies done on banner advertising. The good news is, that's all about to change. The positive financial performance of GoTo is making people take notice, though all the signs have been there for ages. To some degree, search engine marketing has been like the Rodney Dangerfield of online advertising -- it's gotten no respect. Or, at least it has gotten no respect in relation to the time and effort analyst firms have put into understanding it compared to research and studies done on banner advertising. The good news is, that's all about to change. The positive financial performance of GoTo is making people take notice, though all the signs have been there for ages. 0 Comments

Researching Search Terms With WordTracker

Term research is so crucial to success, yet marketers have lacked a robust tool to help them with it. That oversight has ended, thanks to the recent improvement of the WordTracker service. Term research is so crucial to success, yet marketers have lacked a robust tool to help them with it. That oversight has ended, thanks to the recent improvement of the WordTracker service. 0 Comments

Survey Finds Search Engine Referrals Low

New statistics from WebSideStory's StatMarket service show that search engines generate only 7 percent of traffic to web sites, far below the leading methods of direct navigation or following links. The low figure is very surprising, because other surveys have consistently found that people report search engines as one of the top ways they find web sites. New statistics from WebSideStory's StatMarket service show that search engines generate only 7 percent of traffic to web sites, far below the leading methods of direct navigation or following links. The low figure is very surprising, because other surveys have consistently found that people report search engines as one of the top ways they find web sites. 0 Comments

Survey Finds Search Engine Referrals Low

New statistics from WebSideStory's StatMarket service show that search engines generate only 7 percent of traffic to web sites, far below the leading methods of direct navigation or following links. The low figure is very surprising, because other surveys have consistently found that people report search engines as one of the top ways they find web sites. New statistics from WebSideStory's StatMarket service show that search engines generate only 7 percent of traffic to web sites, far below the leading methods of direct navigation or following links. The low figure is very surprising, because other surveys have consistently found that people report search engines as one of the top ways they find web sites. 0 Comments

Movement In Meta Search

Meta search engine ProFusion was acquired by search utility maker Intelliseek in April, making it the third major meta search engine to be gobbled up in recent months. Meta search engine ProFusion was acquired by search utility maker Intelliseek in April, making it the third major meta search engine to be gobbled up in recent months. 0 Comments

The Problems With Rating Services

Not only are figures from the web's major ratings services are far from perfect, but they can be and are manipulated much more by web property owners than could ever happen when compared to television ratings. Not only are figures from the web's major ratings services are far from perfect, but they can be and are manipulated much more by web property owners than could ever happen when compared to television ratings. 0 Comments

iWon Wins Users

If you've got to search, why not have a chance to win some money at the same time? That's the premise behind iWon -- a portal that gives cash prizes to its users. And it's a model that's seems to be working. If you've got to search, why not have a chance to win some money at the same time? That's the premise behind iWon -- a portal that gives cash prizes to its users. And it's a model that's seems to be working. 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