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How Search Engines Work

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How search engines work, including the difference between crawler-based search engines and human-powered directories. Explanation of what a spider is and how it crawls web pages. How search engines work, including the difference between crawler-based search engines and human-powered directories. Explanation of what a spider is and how it crawls web pages. 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

Google Reaching Out To Webmasters

As Google's popularity has swelled, so has the interest in getting listed in the service from webmasters. To help with this interest, Google has been moving forward on a number of fronts. As Google's popularity has swelled, so has the interest in getting listed in the service from webmasters. To help with this interest, Google has been moving forward on a number of fronts. 0 Comments

LookSmart Overhauls Submission Process, Increases Prices

The good news is that over the past month, LookSmart has given site owners greater flexibility than ever before to get listed with the service. The changes are especially beneficial for those with non-commercial content. The bad news is that getting listed is now actually more complicated and will cost many commercial sites 50 percent more. The good news is that over the past month, LookSmart has given site owners greater flexibility than ever before to get listed with the service. The changes are especially beneficial for those with non-commercial content. The bad news is that getting listed is now actually more complicated and will cost many commercial sites 50 percent more. 0 Comments

LookSmart Acquires Zeal Community Directory

LookSmart has purchased the Zeal.com community search site. Similar to the Open Directory, Zeal.com uses volunteer editors to organize web sites into categories. LookSmart has purchased the Zeal.com community search site. Similar to the Open Directory, Zeal.com uses volunteer editors to organize web sites into categories. 0 Comments

LookSmart First To Charge Commercial Sites

After months of beta testing, LookSmart has become the first major search service to charge commercial sites to be reviewed for inclusion in its listings. In addition, the revenue-generating move appears to have helped LookSmart win back its former position as AltaVista's directory provider. After months of beta testing, LookSmart has become the first major search service to charge commercial sites to be reviewed for inclusion in its listings. In addition, the revenue-generating move appears to have helped LookSmart win back its former position as AltaVista's directory provider. 0 Comments

Free Listings Gone At LookSmart

In mid-May, LookSmart ceased accepting free submissions to the US-edition of its directory. The company says that this is not yet a permanent move. In mid-May, LookSmart ceased accepting free submissions to the US-edition of its directory. The company says that this is not yet a permanent move. 0 Comments

Growing Pains At Volunteer Directories

The use of volunteers generates a different set of problems that webmasters may encounter during the submission process at the Open Directory and Go Guides. The use of volunteers generates a different set of problems that webmasters may encounter during the submission process at the Open Directory and Go Guides. 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. 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. 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

The Search Engine Update, Dec. 6, 1999, Number 66

THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATEDecember 6, 1999 - Number 66By DannySullivanEditor, Search Engine Watchhttp://searchenginewatch.com/ ===================About The Update===================The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news THE SEARCH ENGINE UPDATEDecember 6, 1999 - Number 66By DannySullivanEditor, Search Engine Watchhttp://searchenginewatch.com/ ===================About The Update===================The Search Engine Update is a twice-monthly update of search engine news 0 Comments

The "New" AltaVista

With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Nowowned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challengeragainst more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos.There's a lot to like at the refreshed service, but AltaVista's failure tolive up to some of its marketing claims spoils the party. Those claims areexamined in a separate article, below. In this article, we tour AltaVista's new look andfeatures With great fanfare, the "new" AltaVista was launched last week. Nowowned by CMGI, the revamped service is being firmly targeted as a challengeragainst more established portals such as Yahoo, Excite and Lycos.There's a lot to like at the refreshed service, but AltaVista's failure tolive up to some of its marketing claims spoils the party. Those claims areexamined in a separate article, below. In this article, we tour AltaVista's new look andfeatures 0 Comments