Help LookSmart Crawl the Weeb
SearchDay, Apr. 3, 2003
LookSmart is taking a new approach to discovering web content, offering a free downloadable screensaver program that also crawls the web when your computer is idle.
Search Engines 101
SearchDay, Apr. 2, 2003
Use these outstanding online resources to get the equivalent of an introductory semester of “search engines 101” — without having to go back to school for your education.
Search Engine Milestones for March 2003
SearchDay, Apr. 1, 2003
Yahoo finalizes Inktomi acquisition, Google launches ad network — A roundup of notable news and announcements from the web search world during the past month.
Magnify Your Search Results
SearchDay, Mar. 31, 2003
A software utility that grew out of visual perception research at Xerox’s famous PARC labs magnifies critical information on web pages, making it “pop out” and appear to float above the background.
Search Engine Forums Spotlight
Microsoft to squish all enemies
“…I think there is a clear threat to both Google and Overture. Microsoft is not to be underestimated.”
Google revenue streams: tapped and untapped
Webmaster World Forums
“A general sampling of Googles current and potential streams of revenue…”
What would be a respectable number of searches for a new search engine?
“In some ways niche players have an easier time of it: traffic volumes are expected to be lower but the traffic that is sent is usually pre-qualified and therefore higher quality.”
“When people have to use the Google Toolbar to decide what’s valuable to their users, that’s when we are living in a major huge screwed up Internet.”
What SEOs [search engine optimization providers” expect from their clients
“It’s ten times easier if the client understands the processes involved… I far prefer it if they take an interest.”
Website promotion or web site promotion?
“Any time you want to optimize for a keyword phrase that has multiple (common) ways of spelling it (e.g., Web site, website), I generally suggest that you optimize one page for one form of the word and another page for the other form.”
Who said guestbook links don’t work?
Webmaster World Forums
“Nice that this thread got posted because we were looking for a little more data on this. Anyone who knows of a site that seems to be using guestbook signing successfully, drop a note over at the spam report form. We’ll tighten up the algorithms.”
Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.
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