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  1. SEO Site Structure 101, Part 1

    A search engine sends out agents (a.k.a.spiders, robots, crawlers) to surf the Internet and bring back what they find and deposit that information in the search engine's databases. Much of how you structure your Web site will be to befriend these...

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  2. Q&A With Ask.com's Gary Price

    I speak a lot about specialty databases that are not from Ask; and I am free to talk about that. Eric Enge: So, using the expertise you have in all these databases, Ask can provide superior Smart Answers.

  3. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    ISEN, L.L.C.has developed an internet search environment number for internet databases to expand search to deep content, rarely indexed by web-based search engines. The ISEN system is a portal that comprehensively catalogs the Internet's databases...

  4. Show Me the Content: Web Search, Verticals, and Metasearch

    For a long time I've said verticals will continue to grow in popularity and importance as meta search tools which are getting better all of the time will allow various database and content publishers to offer material (free or fee) to end users...

  5. Schmidt Talks To Advertisers, Mentions 300 Year Timeframe (again) Before Google Makes it "All" Searchable

    On a related note, in Chris "SearchDay" Sherman's new book Google Power, Sherman tells the story of a conversation he had with Craig Silverstein, Google's CTO, where Silverstein estimated it would take Google 50 years to completely crack the...

  6. Yahoo Search Subscriptions Brings Premium Content Into Web Search

    These databases have content typically "invisible" to web crawlers. Postscript 2 (from Gary): In the post I mentioned that libraries offer free access to lots of databases from many providers. As I've noted before, to some degree anything not on...

  7. Shmoogle: Randomizing Google Results To Show Good Stuff Beyond Top 10

    I often wonder if making large web engines larger with more content will make everything easier versus keeping things in small, focused databases and using meta/federated search technologies to (if needed) search disparate databases simultaneously...

  8. Newsweek Talks Tagging

    Online databases--Directories. For example, the book I co-authored with Chris titled, The Invisible Web is assigned the following headings from one library: I also posted a few thoughts on John's blog in February.