Friday, October 07, 2005

Google Reader 

Google has yet another web service, a reader for RSS subscriptions.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Google Maps API 

Google has released an API for their map service. Google Maps API
This should make for many robust applications beside the famously scraped Chicago Crime and Craigslist Housing.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Yahoo Buys Flickr 

Not much news here such as cost or integration with Yahoo services.
This is a good buy for Yahoo as Flickr has a great userbase and API. Much more interesting than Google's Picassa.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Another Toolbar Update 

Google Toolbar 3.0.

Another Toolbar Update 

Google Toolbar 3.0

Beta, of course. Not very different from 2.0, except for the "search by name" feature.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Yahoo Beta Toolbar for Firefox 

Yahho has come out with a toolbar before Google for Firefox. Windows only.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Google Maps 

Google has released a new Beta feature based on Maps:

Direct competion with MapQuest to take away maketshare from Yahoo.
I haven't really checked it out, saw that you can zoom in from the continental US.

Data is licensed from NaveTeq.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Cnet on AOL expanding search capabilities 

AOL, which relies on Google results and Dmoz to a certain extent, is expanding to reap greater ad revenue with feature beyong the Google fed results.

First paragraph:

"AOL is expected to announce on Thursday that it has teamed up with several technology suppliers to help it offer expanded search functions, such as improved geographic-based searches, clustering results by topic and helping people refine their searches through suggested alternative keywords."

The article states using pay per call, which Findwhat has been doing via Ingenio for a few months.

Anouncement soon.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Google Desktop Personal Search 

Google has released the first beta for local desktop search. Weighing in at 400k and requiring 500MB of disk space, the desktop search can index Outlook email, excel files, history pages visited in Internet Explorer 5+, AOL messages, power point, and more.

Only available in Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and above.
Spotted by Andy Beal.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Alexa Web Services 

Alexa has started a beta program for web services.


The Alexa Web Information Service provides the following operations:

URL Information

The URL Information operation gives developers direct access to information pertaining to Web pages and sites on the Web that Alexa Internet has gathered through its extensive Web crawl and Web usage analysis. Examples of information that can be accessed are site popularity, related sites, detailed usage/traffic stats, supported character-set/locales, and site contact information. This is most of the data that can be found on the Alexa Web site and in the Alexa toolbar, plus additional information that is being made available for the first time with this release.

Browse Category

The Browse Category operation returns Web pages and sub-categories within a specified category. The returned URLs are filtered through the Alexa traffic data and then ordered by popularity. Using this service a developer can access all the information available at the Open Directory (, without the need to download or host the directory database on their own systems.

Web Search

The Web Search operation is a brand new search index based on Alexa’s extensive Web Crawl. The search query format is similar to a Google query and allows up to 1,000 results per page. This service allows developers or researchers to create innovative new search applications.

Crawl Meta Data

The Crawl Meta Data operation gives developers access to metadata collected in Alexa’s Web Crawl. For example, a developer can get page size, checksum, total links, link text, images, frames, and any Javascript-embedded URLs for any page in the crawl.

Web Map

The Web Map operation gives developers access to links-in and links-out information for all pages in the crawl. For example, given an URL as an input, the service returns a list of all links-in and links-out to or from that URL. This Web map information can be used as inputs to search-engine ranking algorithms such as PageRank and HITS, and for Internet research.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Yahoo Updates Search Tools 

Search for gasoline prices by zip code, foreign exchange rates, even on online calculator.
Clearly the is because of competition with Google.
Yahoo search tools.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Google Homepage Update 

Google briefly had a link to this page offering software from Picassa, their latest aquisition.
The homepage has reverted to the "old" version.
This is the beginning of "portalization" I fear..

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Google Files for Ipo 

Google's S-1 registration is online.

The section on risk factors highlights factors that can adversely affect stock vaulaution.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Google IPO possibly approaching  

Stanford Owns Google Technology is the most interesting aspect of this article. One question I have regarding an IPO is, what do they need the money for? They are already profitable with AdWords. Expect a severe poison pill to ward off Microsoft if the public offering happens.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Google Email 

Hotmail killer or April Fool's?
Google Email press release and URI.

Thanks to Metafilter founder Mathowie ( read the thread )

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Microsoft announces 3 Internet search tools for MSN 

Microsoft to upgrade search tools. News and a blog search are in the works. They are also venturing into the murky waters of Natural Language Processing, a "Holy Grail" in the computing field. From the article:

MSN also has Answerbot waiting in the wings. It's a tool to answer specific queries with answers. Example: Where was Jimi Hendrix born? Answer: Seattle.
"Half of search queries currently go unanswered, which means that one out of two consumers aren't satisfied," says Karen Redetzki, a Microsoft product manager. "We think we can do a better job."

The Answerbot is three years away. "We're building it ourselves, and that takes time," she says.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Npost has an interview with Michael Yavondite of Quigo.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Search Engine meeting 

One of the few international meetings on search engine technology, at the Hague,, 19-20 April. Topics covered will be Guided Navigation, the BBCi website who has "an information science team to analyse, classify and map the BBCi website's content to the search terms employed by BBCi users" and how the site is handcrafted according to searchs, Ask Jeeves and Smart Search, Fabio Ciravegna who has a presentation on automatic semantic annotation engines (automated because spammers can take advantage of annotations, and people are too lazy to annotate themselves), Serendipity in web searching (or finding without looking), and more.

Oh, and here is another one, W3C and ACM teaming up for the 13th International World Wide Web Conference..

Page Rank Predictor - Check your future Page Rank 

Barry Swartz has developed a tool to estimate Page Rank for the next update. Found on SEO Roundtable, which is a pretty good blog.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Yahoo WebRank - A Ranking System for the Yahoo Toolbar 

Yahoo competes with Google Toolbar.
From Yahoo:

Why should I enable Yahoo! Web Rank?
Enabling the Yahoo! Web Rank on your Yahoo! Companion Toolbar will enable you to view the Web Rank value for the page or URL that you are visiting. A page or URL's Web Rank value provides useful information to help assist you in making value judgments about the websites you visit.

Yahoo! Web Rank also provides the following downstream benefits to users:

* Helps Yahoo! identify important trends and usage patterns in internet activity to enhance the quality and relevance of our products and services, including improving the overall relevance of Yahoo! search results.

* Helps Yahoo! to discover new public sites faster and incorporate those sites into the Yahoo! Search index resulting in more comprehensive search results.

Yahoo! Web Rank also provides the following benefits to site owners:

* Yahoo! Web Rank provides a powerful indicator of how popular your site is perceived by others.

* Yahoo! Web Rank helps alert the Yahoo! Search crawler to the existence of a particular Web site or Web page, and direct a crawler to visit that Web site or Web page for inclusion in Yahoo! Search if it is not already in the Yahoo! Search index.

Here is the url for installing the beta toolbar:

Thanks to Aaron Wall of
SEO Book.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

GoogleGuy Speaks! 

GoogleGuy, a Google employee who often posts on WMW, said this today:

I don't think an update is due anytime very soon, but if we are pushing out new visible links/external PR data, then I'm happy for the folks who like to check on that. :) I hadn't been following the directory updates as closely, but I've read a couple posts where someone said that they'd seen updates related to the directory too..

This URI was posted on the thread, you can find new backlink information.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Amaya Home Page 

Amaya 8.3 Formerly GRIF, Amaya is one of the first Web Broswer/Editors created. Tim Berners-Lee envisioned the Web as a place that would be as easy to create a file as browse. Amaya is free from W3C, and it is a great visual editor for W3C XHTML/HTLM Standardization.

Saturday, March 06, 2004

AdSense Tracker is a script written in PHP/mySQL for getting better AdSense statistics, although Google is said to be updating the stats views soon. Thanks to Dan Grossman for making it free.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Yahoo Free Submit
Good for a few weeks. Thanks to Tim from WMW.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004


Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Microsoft Launches Small Business Directory 

$49 for inclusion in Microsoft's new directory for small business.
There is a volume discount, $99 for 3 urls and $299 for 100.
Each url submission allows 3 catagories with up to 8 urls for products and services.
The best part is the ability to see the amount of searches in MSN per month, well worth the price.
Bad part - 0 pagerank on site. Should go to 5 or 6 on next update (my wild guess), but who is counting?
Cheaper than the Yahoo/Inktomi/AllTheWeb/AltaVista complex, with a tenth of the traffic.
MSN has reverted back to using LookSmart results. Maybe this shall replace it.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Google tops the search charts - News - ZDNet 

Google tops the search chartsNielsen/NetRatings reports Google had 59.3 million unique viewers vs. Yahoo's 45.7 million and MSN's 44.6 million (which is soon to grow)

Monday, October 27, 2003

Google Adwords: Regional Targeting FAQ 

Google Adwords: Regional Targeting FAQWith 210 Designated Marketing Areas you can now target specific geographic areas.

Google Gobbles Up Sprinks 

Google Gobbles Up Sprinks This one is a bit of a shocker for me as Sprinks was one of the few alternatives to Adwords and Overture.
Google further consolidates it's dominance in contextual relevant advertising.

Friday, October 17, 2003

Sergey Brin in Florida. Keynote speech for AFCEA.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

A "Fireside Chat" with Google's Sergey Brin 

Danny Sullivan interviews Google's Sergey Brin

Thursday, October 02, 2003

InterActiveCorp is talking to Google about search - 10/02/03 

Google and CitySearch

Google AdWords: Expanded Broad Keyword Matching 

Google AdWords: Expanded Broad Keyword Matching

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Google, Overture Gird for Local-Search Battle 

More on search localization

Monday, September 22, 2003

Search by Location 

Google Search by Location Cnet provides an overview.

Friday, September 05, 2003

Overture Research 

Geo Targeting Overture has a public demo available.

Thursday, September 04, 2003


Google Launched for Malaysia

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Federal Regulators OK Overture Takeover
Wait till Microsoft tries to buy Google......

A List Apart: Using XHTML/CSS for an Effective SEO Campaign 

Web Standards can help SEO campaigns

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

what's this about kazoos? 

A discussion on Google removing search results for "Kazaa lite" as part of the DMCA

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Before Brin and Page was Bray has an article on Web Pioneer Tim Bray.
Check out his blog.

Friday, August 29, 2003

Yahoo! News - Web Search Content Ads Seen Falling Short 

They frown on Contextual advertising. Sprinks has been doing contextual advertising for a while, with no mention in the article. Howerver, Google's AdSense technology, provided by Santa Monica based Applied Semantics, works almost instantly.

Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News 

Yahoo RSS Free news content for individuals and non-profits.

PR updated today? 

Backlinks and Page Rank updated This thread in WMW discusses new changes in Google for backlinks and PageRank.

Thursday, August 28, 2003

mod_rewrite: No More Endless Loops! 

Mod Rewrite Article in Sitepoint on how to stop thos endless loop spider traps.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Google AdSense - Ad Formats 

New Adsense layout formats Google has two new formats for Adsense hosts.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Search Engine Relationship Chart by Bruce Clay has been updated.

Monday, August 18, 2003

Coming to SES? Then come to the 2003 Google Dance. 

Coming to SES? Then come to the 2003 Google Dance. The Google Dance in the "real" world.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

PHP Live! Support [ Search Engine Relationship Chart ] 

Here is a new Search Engine Relationship Chart that updates and you can even have it on your site.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Yahoo! to Acquire Overture 

Yahoo vs Google Yahoo has bought Overture!

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Dancing With the Google Devil 

Google threatens traditional media

Thursday, June 26, 2003

Google Toolbar 

Google Toolbar Google has release a beta 2.0 version of the Google Toolbar. New features include a Popup blocker, a Form Autofiller, and a button for Blogger to create a post pointing to a visited page. An experimental feature is "Fix PageRank through proxies".

Sunday, June 15, 2003

A new Google Dance?!? eFactory says so. GoogleGuy confirms it WebmasterWorld.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

I have not blogged in a while due to the birth of my daughter, Elise. Now that she safely out of her Mom's belly, I hope to get back to business. I have registered the domain "" to follow publicly traded search engine companies. With my workload it should go live by the end of the summer :(

Until then, ValueClick acquires Search123. I actually met a senior vice president for Search123 at a marketing seminar, which made me wonder about their viability. He seemed resigned that Overture is such a powerhouse in the field of search marketing, and the seminar appeared to be a last ditch effort. Looks like the company is safe to the tune of 5 million.

The Open Directory Project has launched a spam report form to to report editor abuse. Check out the Public Abuse Reporting System. I have heard many stories regarding editor abuse (never seen it in action, though), and it is nice to have a mechanism to maintain "The World's Largest Human Edited Directory". Found from Mike Wong.

Monday, May 05, 2003

A few Google articles : Google as an OS, online advertiements and Engine of Change, which touts how Google has effected social habits such as dating.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Another Google Aquisition : Applied Semantics

Friday, April 04, 2003

Rumor that Yahoo will buy Overture based on pricing $750 million in convertible bonds.
A spokesperson for Yahoo said the money may be used for "future potential acquisitions".

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Microsoft denies going after Overture, targets Google

Microsoft may compete with Overture

Friday, March 28, 2003

"Building a better query" Google has a link from their homepage to this one-pager on refining search.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

Anacubis has released a Google enable viewer.
It is a combination of the Google Web API and their own visualization software.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Google scores in Korea Google lands a deal with, which has 400 million page views per day.

Monday, March 10, 2003

Two conferences in Southern California I wish to attend:
  • Entertainment Search Engine Marketing Seminar Hollywood!

  • Mapping Knowledge Domains (Monica Henzinger, Director of Google Research, has a keynote presentation, "The Web - An Entity to be Mapped")

  • Google goes Disney.

    Macromedia trying to get Google and Alta Vista to "see" Flash. No mention of SVG

    Friday, February 21, 2003

    Yet another article on Google. This time from the BBC.

    MSN renews with Inktomi till December 2005. Thanks to WebMasterWorld.

    Northern Light , once a favorite search engine for researchers, is closer towards irrelevancy....

    Tuesday, February 18, 2003

    Overture buys AltaVista.

    Sunday, February 16, 2003

    Google buys Blogger. With the purchase of Pyra Labs, will Google use it to avert Google-bombing, or update and index blogs into Google even faster?

    Friday, February 14, 2003

    Some sayings from Larry Page on Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal.

    Rumor on Yahoo replicating Google and will MSN use Wisenut?

    Google Goes Public. An article from Michael V. Copeland in Red Herring with the IPO market in the backdrop.

    Thursday, February 13, 2003

    Overture makes deal with MSN Japan.

    Tuesday, February 11, 2003

    ClickZ has a "Best of 2003" Marketing Excellence Awards.

    Monday, February 10, 2003

    Happy Birthday XML. Five years old. Great commentary from W3C and Cnet.

    Sunday, February 02, 2003

    Another Google article. From the Boston Globe.

    Friday, January 31, 2003

    DMOZ RDF dump is updated. If your site made it into the Open Directory Project within the past few months, you may have noticed it is not in the Google Directory. Hopefully Google shall swiftly utilise the data, as the regular dump cycle has been suspended.

    Tuesday, January 28, 2003

    Yahoo hires V.P. of Search from Overture. SoundView Technology Group analyst Jordan Rohan said the move could be important to Yahoo's efforts to build its own paid-inclusion services

    Sunday, January 26, 2003

    The Google update is underway......Good luck everyone

    Thursday, January 23, 2003

    Shameless Self Promotion. Google is placing a link to their "tour of Google services" at the end of every search result.

    Wednesday, January 22, 2003

    Kartoo signs a four year agreement with Overture.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2003

    Another Froogle article by Alex Salkever, tech editor for BusinessWeek online.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2003

    Vote at Search Engine Watch on the best search engines.

    BusinessWeek on challenges for Google in 2003.

    Mark Pilgrim has an excellent overview of RSS in his Dive Into XML column.

    Friday, January 10, 2003

    LawMeme has posted Google's response to the Search King lawsuit. SearchKing is charging $20 for these, which are publically available.

    Thursday, December 26, 2002

    Yahoo buys Inktomi

    Friday, December 20, 2002

    Google in Oz After launching in Finland, U.A.E., and Singapore, Google adds Australia to it's country specific domain list. Search on the barbie!

    Monday, December 16, 2002

    HotBot Update With the click of a button, you can choose results from Teoma, Google, Fast, or the venerable Inktomi.

    Sunday, December 15, 2002

    Google vs. Evil An article from Wired magazine on Google growing up

    Wednesday, December 11, 2002

    Google Shopping Beta Launched
    Froogle is Google's search engine service for shopping. Merchants information page even has an email address to submit a data feed if your products are not in there.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2002

    Two new Google Labs features:
    Google Viewer and Google WebQuotes

    Newsweek article on Google

    Thursday, December 05, 2002

    Overture wins with Google partner
    Exclusive 3 year deal with 5 CNN sites.

    Tuesday, December 03, 2002

    The Next Web
    Article overview of the Semantic Web and a few companies invlovement.

    Wednesday, November 27, 2002

    Google and Search Engine Optimizers Google has a new page with information to webmasters on search engine optimizers. From WebMasterWorld.

    Tuesday, November 26, 2002

    W3C updates markup validation service
    XHTML, SVG and MathML support. Check out the favelets page for using them to improve your online documents for accessibilty and search engines.

    Monday, November 25, 2002

    Search Marketing Finds Its Way
    Onerview of the search market and trends in spending. Google roadshow mentioned....

    Wednesday, November 20, 2002

    Cnet has an article on the Amazon and Google web service API.
    We are currently building a rank checker for Google, as that is the only safe way of an automated query. A favorite spot on the Web, the DMOZ category for the Google API.

    Inktomi Web Search 9 PDF and Microsoft Office Formats Accessible (.doc, .ppt, .xls), XML based paid inclusion, 3 billion documents indexed and refresh of INDEX every 10-14 days.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2002

    Interview with Hakon Lie: Cascading Style Sheets

    Overture and Google Race for Japanese Supremacy

    Saturday, November 16, 2002

    Cool Blog of the Day Anitra Pavka's Accessibilty Blog.

    Friday, November 15, 2002

    Ralph Tegtmeier Interview interviews the Fantomaster, whose newsletter is probably the richest in technical information.

    Thursday, November 14, 2002

    Cool Blog of the Day
    Adam Holovaty's weblog that focuses on design, usability and other technical aspects of news Web sites.
    Has a very nifty tool called GetContentSize

    Tuesday, November 12, 2002

    TAP: Building the Semantic Web

    See the Semantic Search demo

    Monday, November 11, 2002

    Macromedia Contribute
    A product to make web sites editable for "non-technical" users, like a Blog

    Sunday, November 10, 2002

    Google is an 11
    The Handy Dandy Google Page Rank Figurin' Guide

    The first web service (that we know of) for search engine submission.

    Saturday, November 09, 2002

    Alta Vista updates it's look before Tuesday launch.
    Thanks to > Pandia.

    Googlebar for Netscape 7/Mozilla.
    An unofficial emulation of the Google toobar from

    Thursday, November 07, 2002

    Google Updates and Everflux, the Monthly Mid-Cycle Changes
    Marcia, Admin for the "Google News" forum at has posted a nice and concise explanation of the Everflux Effect.

    Experience the history of the web!
    Great site with a Java based browser emulator. Go back in time and see current sites through old browsers. Choose from NCSA Mosaic, Lynx, Netscape and Internet Explorer, Hot Java and a Line-mode browser. Test your pages for search engine friendly design.

    Peter Norvig is the Director of Search Quality at Google. He will speak on the design and implementation of algorithmic-based web services such as Google, Amazon, and Orbitz, and at the choice of programming languages for building these services. Tueday, Nov. 12 in Mountain View , CA.


    Wednesday, November 06, 2002

    Cool Blog of the Day

    Okay, we do not post this everyday but we are trying. As far as communication time goes, Anne Holland speaks of this and beyond ( a maximum of 30 minutes for an email response) at the Marketing Sherpa Blog. The newsletter and case studies are among the best on the web.

    Tuesday, November 05, 2002

    new Information Architecture Group

    Asilomar Institute for Information Architecture. We found the site a few days ago with an article on "IA Elevator Pitches" from Semantic Weblog.

    THEME MASTER: the search engine theme analyzer We can't wait until this launches, which should be Nov. 19. As far as we can tell there is nothing like it on the Web. Post a question at the forum.
    This paper, The Term Vector Database is very well cited. Notice Krishna Bharat of Google as one of the Authors.

    Monday, November 04, 2002

    Google seems to have settled down now for the monthly index. We got a Page Rank of 5! Also, DMOZ accepted our submission, but not in the category we wanted. Rejoice is still in the air as we got a listing in the "World's Largest Directory". Interestingly, the site does not come up if you search for it in DMOZ. It may take a while to be indexed. And the Google Directory is roughly a month behind DMOZ. For those who are unaware, the Google Directory is an Open Directory Project (DMOZ) feed with a twist: Google's Pagerank. The links are in order of pagerank rather than in DMOZ, which is alphabetical. We hope to be in the GD in two months.

    Saturday, November 02, 2002

    Google University

    Search engine giant Google is offering a three hour course on maximizing the benefit of using AdWords. Free, with light refreshments. Only in San Jose.
    Thanks to Aaron Swartz and his GoogleBlog.

    Thursday, October 31, 2002

    XHTML and CSS compliance by AlltheWeb

    The first major search engine to use full compliance of XHTML and CSS standards.
    Using xhtml and css within standard guidelines will help search engines index a site,
    be easier for users and help with cross platform issues.

    We like AlltheWeb's Relevancy Problem page.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2002

    Google monthly update

    Google has finally started it's monthly index. Check to see different ranking results at the Google-Dance site.

    Interview with Marissa Mayer, Google Product Manager

    Marissa Mayer was the first person at Google to work exclusively on the user experience, starting in 2000.
    Thanks to Microcontent News for the link.

    Macromedia tutorial on tableless layout for DreamWeaver MX

    If you are a Dreamweaver user you may want to read this. Your code would be reduced, your site would be more accessible to humans and search engines if you used CSS for layout instead of Tables. Here is another article on the subject from A List Apart.

    Visual data organization tool : Grokker
    Grokker is a tool that creates a visual interface based on metadata. As they say on their page "The application quickly converts data, documents, records, and search results into contextually relevant, graphical knowledge maps." Plug-ins for Dmoz, Amazon, and Northern Light! We wonder if this will help in Topic Map awareness.
    They have a sign-up for a beta release.

    Saturday, October 19, 2002

    inside Google News 

    Article on Google News based on phone interview with Krishna Bharat, whose work started the News section


    Tuesday, October 15, 2002

    America Online to halt most pop-up ads 

    AOL Learns Usablilty

    from SF Gate

    Monday, October 14, 2002

    Google News 

    Wharton feels the Google love

    Wharton School of Business do a deal with Google

    from CNET

    Sunday, October 13, 2002

    "Cool Blog of the Day"

    Semantic Web Blog, featuring RDF

    by Danny Ayres

    Google Rumor

    German news site has small story on Google developing product search for over 200 dealers such as Amazon and Ebay.

    Could this be the beginning of "Google Takes All"?

    Saturday, October 12, 2002

    Google Grows Up

    From the San Francisco Chronicle, about the rise in Google marketshare and a chilling with Yahoo.

    "Cool Blog of the Day"

    Aaron Swartz's Google Blog

    Aaron is co-author of RSS 1.0 and a member of the RDF core Working Group

    Thursday, October 10, 2002

    GoogleGuy Speaks!

    Use the "If Modified Since" for better Googlebot crawlin'.

    From Webmaster World.

    "Cool Blog of the Day"

    Jon Udell's Radio Blog

    Lots of info on Web Services.

    Google explains new page rankings

    From , whose slogan is "Biting the hand that feeds IT"

    and, of course, from, news of the renewal contract and more changed result information.

    Wednesday, October 09, 2002

    "Cool Blog of the Day"

    Search Engine Blog.Complete with self-describing uri.
    E-mail newsletter , too. The first blog on Search Engines!

    Inktomi takes it on the chin

    Our favorite pay for indexing search engine is still alive.....

    Changes at YAHOO

    The World's biggest portal has a new way of reporting search results.

    Tuesday, October 08, 2002

    "Cool Blog of the Day"
    Sjoerd Visscher has a great blog regarding the future of the Web.
    You gotta love it, he created an XSLT file to convert RSS 0.94/2.0 to RDF.

    Inspiration for the Web.
    ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING Tim Berners-Lee says this book was influential in creating the World Wide Web. Contains a third of the actual text.

    Monday, October 07, 2002

    Google may charge for it's new fully automated News section. From the Telegraph in the UK. With picture of Omid Kordestani.

    The article on Wired regarding Google changing it's algorithm is getting a lot of press.

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