Sunday, August 31, 2003

Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo 2003 - San Jose 2003

SES San Jose - Official Page
SES - Official Page
Search Engine Show to Highlight Industry Changes (
Inside Search Engine Strategies - Andy Beal (Day 1, 2, 3 and 4) (Search Engine Guide)
SES - Guide Review (Jennifer Laycock -
Attending Search Engine Strategies - San Jose 2003 (Kelly Beil)
My personal experience (Jim Boykin)
Search Engine Throne Up for Grabs (
Google Wild About Commoditizing Search (
Contextual Ad Debate Rouses Critics (
Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) (e Media Wire)

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Ask Google (Calculator) how much is
"answer to life, the universe, and everything" (do not type the quotes.)
I guarantee the result will surprise you.
(Source: Research Buzz)

Friday, August 29, 2003

Google spreads 'virus' (PC PRO)
"Google inadvertently spread the latest curse of the Internet
yesterday, the Sobig.F worm that has been plaguing inboxes
for more than a week."

To Google, and Other Neologisms (ClickZ)
"We've seen "Googlewhacking," "Googlebombing," and even
"Googlewashing." Other Google-related neologisms include
its widely discussed algorithm, "PageRank" (PR), and
its monthly index update, the "Google dance."

Thursday, August 28, 2003

How to Choose the Right Search Engine Optimization Company
( Internet Solutions)

“While shopping for the right S.E.O. there are a few basic questions that
you can ask to help determine if they are a reputable company”.

Legitimate Search Engine Optimization Company or Not?
(Internet Search Engine Database)

"Guarantees have been a part of the SEO business since I
first began in it, but I've always found them to be a joke.
Most professional SEO consultants don't offer a guarantee,
because they don't need to."

There are no shortcuts to effective SEO
(Internet Search Engine Database)

"Effective SEO is a never-ending and very time-consuming
process that takes months if not years to be truly powerful
and effective. Always remember that you are building for the
long-term, and as such, if it’s worth doing at all,
it’s worth doing it the correct, recommended way."

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

How Search Engines Interpret the Net (Microdoc News)
"When seriously completing searches, and where perspective
matters, search the identical search in several search engines
and compare perspectives. One thing is for sure, search engines
are not just a reflection of what is on the net. Search engines
provide an interpretive window on the net and provide links
in their top positions according to that interpretive framework."

Study: Paid Listings Still Confuse Web Searchers (PC World)
"Three out of five searchers have no idea that search engines
are paid for some of the results in their listings."

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Is the Internet Dying? (Circle ID)
"So, between spam, anti-spam blacklists, rogue packets,
never-forgetting search engines, viruses, old machines,
bad regulatory bodies, and bad implementations, I fear
that the open Internet is going to die sooner than I would
have expected. In its place I expect to see a more
fragmented network - one in which only "approved"
end-to-end communications will be permitted."

Online document search reveals secrets (New Scientist)
"In his report, Byers suggests that a crook could analyse
electronic documents to gather information that could help
them carry out corporate espionage or steal someone else's
identity to commit fraud. Byers discovered a wealth of
deleted text and potentially sensitive information including
people's names, email headers, network paths and text
from related documents."

Monday, August 25, 2003

Who Powers Whom? Search Engine Relationship Charts

Who Powers Whom? Search Providers Chart (Search Engine Watch)
Search Engines that power others (eSavvy Marketing)
Search Engine Relationship Chart (PHP Live Support)
Search Engine Relationships - Search results derived FROM ... (MarketZone)
Search Engine Relationships - Search results derived TO ... (MarketZone)
Global Search Engine Relationships Chart (SEO Tool Kit)
Search Engine Chart (Michael Wong)
Who Powers Who (Mostly Web)
Top 15 Search Engines and Directories Interrelationships (PA WebSearch)
UK Search Engine Relationships Chart (SEO Tool Kit)
UK Search Engine and Directory Relationship Chart (AlphaQuad)
Australian Search Engine Relationship Chart (Sinewave Interactive)

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Surfers impatient with search engines
"- More than half of users checked out only one result and
more than 80% stopped after looking at three results.
- Site developers must be crystal clear about what their
website is about if they want to attract surfers, said Dr Jansen."

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization Founded (SEMPO) (
"More than 300 search engine marketing firms and consultants today
announced that they are joining forces to become founding members
of the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO).
The mission of the new industry association is to increase awareness
and promote the value of search engine marketing services. "

Other Organizations / Directories for the search engine optimization consultants / agencies

SEO Consultants Directory - Search Engine Marketing Companies
SEO Today – SEO Companies - Leading SEO Agencies
Buyers' Guide to Search Engine Optimization Firms: 2nd Edition US & Canada
Pandia - SEO sites
Pandia - Search engine optimization companies

Friday, August 22, 2003

AlltheWeb (FAST) indexes 3,151,743,117 Web pages (Business Wire.)
Google indexes 3,083,324,652 Web pages.
The next day Google said: “Searching 3,307,998,701 web pages”
So currently Google has the largest index
Sizing up the search competition (CNET News)
Google Is Most Popular Search Site, But Others Sometimes Do It Better
Microsoft to take on Google
A Chinese software firm has announced a campaign to beat U.S.-based search engine giant Google
Watch Out, Google

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Some of my articles:

Search Engine Spamming Sucks!
The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends
Why Dot-Coms Fail - a Webmaster's Perspective