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  1. Google Finally Admits Toolbar Data is a Ranking Signal

    Andrew Tomkins, Engineering Director at Google and former Chief Scientist at Yahoo, made it quite clear at SES New York in 2008 that, in his opinion, whereas anchor text had always been the 'workhorse' of search, the strongest signal now comes...

  2. Delving into the SearchMonkey

    You can see additional examples in my interview with Yahoo Chief Scientist Andrew Tomkins. One thing I learned in my interview with Andrew, and also from his presentation at SES New York, is that building SearchMonkey applications will not help you...

  3. Yahoo! Open Search Platform Recap with Andrew Tomkins

    At last month's SES New York, Kevin Newcomb covered the Thursday morning keynote by Andrew Tomkins in an article entitled, “Chief Scientist at Yahoo! Open Search Platform Recap with Andrew Tomkins Andrew Tomkins joined Yahoo Research in 2005 from IBM.

  4. Yahoo and the Future of Search

    It's a shame really, because so many people left before the last day and missed the morning keynote speech by Andrew Tomkins, Yahoo's chief scientist for search. Before I put my own spin on Tomkins's presentation, let's start by reviewing a little...

  5. Highlights from the SEW Blog: March 17-21, 2008

    Ask Yahoo's chief scientist, Andrew Tomkins, who shared with us a few hints at the future of search. From the SEW blog: Organic Search Is Google Becoming a Portal? Google has long held that it is not a portal.

  6. SES NY 2008: Day 4 Coverage Roundup

    Today we wound up SES NY 2008 with a brilliant keynote by Andrew Tomkins on Yahoo's new Open Search Platform, an informative multimedia track, and the useful hodgepodge of our insightful industry-trends mashup in the hybrid track.

  7. Top ten stories from SES New York – Day 4

    Kenneth Corbin of InternetNews.com says, “In his keynote address here at the final day of the Search Engine Strategies conference, Andrew Tomkins, chief scientist of Yahoo's (NASDAQ: YHOO) search division, described an industry at a tipping point.

  8. SES New York and You

    Last, but certainly not least (and one of the reasons for sticking around to the last day), Andrew Tomkins, chief scientist at Yahoo Research, brings his experience and "how-to" knowledge to SES Thursday morning.

  9. Ad agencies should slide on down to SES New York

    Andrew Tomkins, Chief Scientist at Yahoo! Slide on down to SES New York, and catch Carol Kruse. That's right. Carol Kruse, Vice President of Global Interactive Marketing, The Coca Cola Company, is speaking at the Search Engine Strategies conference...

  10. SES London, Search Training SF, SES NY

    Keynotes and Orion Sessions have also been announced, including Nick Carr (Author, The Big Switch, Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google), Gordon McLeod (President, Wall St Journal), Jason Calacanis (Founder, Mahalo.com), Andrew Tomkins (Chief...