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Yahoo Launches My Web Personal Search

Yahoo has beefed up its personal search with a number of new features and tools, expanding the capabilities of the My Yahoo personal search features that the company launched last October. Yahoo has beefed up its personal search with a number of new features and tools, expanding the capabilities of the My Yahoo personal search features that the company launched last October. 0 Comments

What, Exactly, is Search Engine Spam?

There's a subtle boundary that separates acceptable search engine optimization practices from the shadier techniques used by spammers. How can you recognize the difference between white-hat and black-hat techniques? There's a subtle boundary that separates acceptable search engine optimization practices from the shadier techniques used by spammers. How can you recognize the difference between white-hat and black-hat techniques? 0 Comments

Web Standards vs. Search Friendly Sites: Can You Have Both?

Web designers don't understand search optimization, and search marketers are clueless about usability and style—at least according to conventional wisdom. The good news is, those attitudes are slowly starting to change. Web designers don't understand search optimization, and search marketers are clueless about usability and style—at least according to conventional wisdom. The good news is, those attitudes are slowly starting to change. 0 Comments

Talking About Search Engine Spam

Are white hatters naive by not being aggressive with SEO? Are black hatters unethical and subverting search quality by going too far with search engines? The answers are never as simple as they'd seem, as we'll explore. Are white hatters naive by not being aggressive with SEO? Are black hatters unethical and subverting search quality by going too far with search engines? The answers are never as simple as they'd seem, as we'll explore. 0 Comments

Meet The Crawlers

Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. 0 Comments

Meet The Crawlers

Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. Representatives of Yahoo, Google, Ask Jeeves and LookSmart offer a inside glimpse of how they operate under the hood. 0 Comments

Optimizing Flash for Search Engines

Macromedia Flash and other non-HTML formats can pose problems for search engines, unless you take appropriate steps to optimize the content. Macromedia Flash and other non-HTML formats can pose problems for search engines, unless you take appropriate steps to optimize the content. 0 Comments

Optimizing Flash for Search Engines

Macromedia Flash and other non-HTML formats can pose problems for search engines, unless you take appropriate steps to optimize the content. Macromedia Flash and other non-HTML formats can pose problems for search engines, unless you take appropriate steps to optimize the content. 0 Comments

Anatomy of a Search Engine: Inside FAST

Here's a behind the scenes glimpse at the inner workings of FAST, the search engine that powers Lycos, AlltheWeb.com and other regional portals. Here's a behind the scenes glimpse at the inner workings of FAST, the search engine that powers Lycos, AlltheWeb.com and other regional portals. 0 Comments

Inktomi Improves International Search

Users of Inktomi's regional portal partners should see an improvement in search results thanks to enhancements announced at the Search Engine Strategies conference this week in Copenhagen. Users of Inktomi's regional portal partners should see an improvement in search results thanks to enhancements announced at the Search Engine Strategies conference this week in Copenhagen. 0 Comments