Daily SearchCast, Oct. 14, 2005: Craigslist Asks Oodle To Keep Out, Detecting Fake PageRank, Bloglines Gets Keyboard Controls, Top SEO Starting Tips, Getting Pure Yahoo Blog Search Results & More!

Today’s search podcast covers Craigslist asking classifieds meta search
engine Oodle not to gather its listings, a new tool to detect PageRank fakers,
Google being big in the UK, top tips for those looking for SEO advice, getting
blog search results more easily at Yahoo and more!

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  • Short
    Queries Maybe More Sophisticated Than We Think

    I Hate Search. Don’t Hate Search. Now, I Speak Search. Next week, “I Heart
    Search” and “I Grok Search” will be coming, as well as “Search On Board.” But
    back to I Speak Search, Gord Hotchkiss’s article in MediaPost today. He
    suggests that maybe searchers are more sophisticated than we think, even if
    they only use a few words when searching. “We have learned how to make a few
    words go a long way,” he writes and wonders if terse, Hemmingway-like searches
    may translate into how we deal with each other….

  • Craigslist Says No To Oodle’s Scraping

    Via John Battelle,

    that classified ads search engine Oodle has been asked by Craigslist
    to stop scraping their listings. Oodle says most listings, 80 percent, don’t
    come from Craigslist. Still, Craiglist has great data, and it’s a blow for
    those to be gone. Looking over at Google, I see Craiglist seems to have no
    problem of Google
    12 million of its pages. Of course, there’s a difference between
    indexing a page and scraping the content to be included in a more vertical
    service. Meanwhile, HousingMaps, a
    blend of Google Maps and Craigslist seems still OK. John’s seeking reaction
    from Craiglist, so keep an eye out over there.
  • Fake
    PageRank Detection Tool

    Using redirection and cloaking, a site can lay claim to the PageRank score of
    another site, with Dark SEO Team giving you a classic example here. Is it
    really a PR10 site, or is it Memorex? Actually, it’s Google….
  • Hitwise:
    Google Leads in UK Search Race

    According to new research from Hitwise, Google powers 7 in 10 UK searches. The
    study also reported that 94% of all UK searches come from the top four

  • Bloglines Announces Enhancements To Service

    Mark Fletcher (a very nice guy by the way) and his Bloglines team are
    announcing several new enchancements to the Bloglines web-based news
    aggregator this afternoon and we’ve got a quick peek. Expect more on the AJ
    Blog (or is the Ask.com Blog?) shortly….
  • Blogger
    and Google Cache Now Accessible in China

    The Infoworld article: Google’s Blogger service now accessible in China,
    reports that the Blogger service (at least for the time being) is back online
    and accessible in China after being blocked in 2002. Also, the Google cache is
    also now accessible to Google users in China….
  • Top Ten
    SEO Starting Tips

    New and Improved 10 Tips to the Top at Search
    Engine Guide has Jill Whalen of HighRankings taking a fresh look at top SEO
    things to consider. She’s got the details over there, but here’s the
  • Pure
    Yahoo Blog Search Via Threadwatch

    I wished earlier that Yahoo would move ahead with a standalone blog search
    service, rather than forcing you to go thorugh Yahoo News for blog results.
    Nick over at Threadwatch grants that wish with a Yahoo Blog Search box you’ll
    find here, plus he invites you to grab the code for yourself.
  • Brett &
    I Embrace … Ah … Put The Squeeze On Spam

    Matt Cutts notes that long-time search marketer Joseph Morin is now blogging,
    kicking off with a photo proving that I and WebmasterWorld’s Brett Tabke
    embrace spam. Such misinterpretation. Anyone can clearly see that Brett and I
    are putting the squeeze on spam, not embracing it :)…

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