Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Google Gets Makeover (News Factor)
“As the reigning king of search engines, Google should be able to hold
its lead for a while, said Mahoney. The company offers superior technology
and a sustainable advertising model. "Consumers are not quick to change if
they find something they like that works well. It will be up to others to come up
with something more compelling, which won't happen very soon," said Mahoney.”

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Google sells search results (YES) [Web Pro World]

“…Google's new ALGO's favor sites that run ADSENSE,
and they say they never sell search results as they
make fun of Yahoo at the web conferences.

What a joke Google is.”

Monday, March 29, 2004

Spam Law Feedback Sought (PC World)

FTC asks consumers to comment on CAN-SPAM Act and help plan a Do Not Spam registry.
If you have a specific complaint about unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam), use the form below.
You can forward spam directly to the Commission at UCE@FTC.GOV without using the complaint form.
Use this form to submit a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Ballmer: Microsoft Will Top Search Rivals (Forbes)
"Regrets, I've had a few..." Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people )
wants to make up for its missteps in the Web search arena, Chief Executive
Steve Ballmer declared. The CEO spoke to an advert conference--held online,
of course--sponsored by Microsoft's MSN Internet division. Ballmer said the
software colossus will launch its own Internet search technology within 12 months.

Microsoft at present depends on Inktomi for its Web search results, and Overture
Services provides its lucrative paid-search advertising. Both of those companies
are now owned by MSN rival Yahoo! (nasdaq: YHOO - news - people ).”

Saturday, March 27, 2004

How Internet Search Engines Work (HowStuffWorks.com)
“The good news about the Internet and its most visible component,
the World Wide Web, is that there are hundreds of millions of pages
available, waiting to present information on an amazing variety of topics.

The bad newsis that there are hundreds of millions of pages available,
most of them titled according to the whim of their author, almost all
of them sitting on servers with cryptic names. When you need to know
about a particular subject, how do you know which pages to read?

If you're like most people, you visit an Internet search engine.”

Making search engines work for you (Startups)


Friday, March 26, 2004

'Witty' Worm Wrecks Computers (Biz Report)
“A quickly spreading Internet worm destroyed or damaged
tens of thousands of personal computers worldwide Saturday
morning by exploiting a security flaw in a firewall program
designed to protect PCs from online threats, computer experts said.”

"The Witty worm is different and in some respects more destructive
because it renders the computer useless." "This is a very destructive worm."

“Johannes Ullrich, chief technology officer for the SANS Internet Storm Center,
said that the worm does not create files on infected computers so most antivirus
software will not detect it.”

"This worm has been found to be highly malicious, slowly destroying the systems
it infects. Because of this activity, at some point this worm will cease to exist –
unfortunately it will take all the affected systems with it."

The Bagle Virus' Nasty Turn (Fool.com)
“The Bagle virus took a turn for the worse yesterday, with some variations now
able to infect PCs without any user intervention.

By user intervention, we mean opening attachments. Even the most casual
of home PC users now understand that it's dangerous to open strange
attachments they're not expecting, especially from strangers or, sometimes,
even from friends who have unknowingly sent a virus.”

Bagle Shifts Gears to Spread (PC Mag)

Watch out: It's virus season again (ZD Net)

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (W3C Working Draft 11 March 2004)
“The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0
(WCAG 1.0)
as a Recommendation in May 1999. This Working Draft for version 2.0 builds on WCAG 1.0.
It has the same aim: to explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities and to define target levels of accessibility. Incorporating feedback on WCAG 1.0, this Working Draft of version 2.0 focuses on guidelines. It attempts to apply guidelines to a wider range of technologies and to use wording that may be understood by a more varied audience.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Three Out of Four Americans Have Access To the Internet (Nielsen//NetRatings) [pdf]
“…nearly 75 percent or 204.3 million American have access to the Internet from home”

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2003 (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
“Sites are getting better at using minimalist design, maintaining archives,
and offering comprehensive services. However, these advances entail their
own usability problems, as several prominent mistakes from 2003 show.”

The Ten Most Violated Homepage Design Guidelines (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
100 do's and don'ts, SpiderPro's StyleGuide (Spider Pro)
Web Pages That Suck
Laura LeMay's Do's and Don'ts for Web Design
Practical Web Design Tips: Website Content Do's and Don'ts (Hassle Free Web Design)
Top 10 do's and don'ts (eFuse)
Do's and Don'ts of Web Design (Dawson Resources)
Web Design Do's and Dont's (Linda H. West)
Do's and Don'ts of Web Design (KatSpace)
The Top Fifteen Mistakes of First Time Web Design (Dog Hause Designs)
Do's and Don'ts of Web Design (Millkern Communications)

Monday, March 22, 2004

The Myth of "Guaranteed #1 Ranking" in Search Engine Marketing (Biz Message)
“You've seen the ads: Guaranteed #1 Ranking! There are no guarantees in
search engine marketing and website promotion. If anyone tells you different,
you should check quickly to make sure they don't have their hand in your wallet.”

A Marketers Guide to Search Engine Marketing and Staying Alive in 2004 (Part One and Two )
Planning a Search Engine Marketing Campaign (Search Engine Journal)
Search Engine Marketing Tips (Web Pro News)
Mistakes Of Search Engine Marketing (Web Pro News)
Outsourcing Search Engine Marketing (Search Engine Watch)

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Leading Internet Providers Oppose Passage of Spyware Control Act (Media Post)

“Web publishers and businesses including American Online, Amazon.com, Cnet, eBay,
Google, Microsoft Corp., and Yahoo! signed a letter on March 1 to Utah Senate Majority
Leader John Valentine and Representative Steven Urquhart, who sponsored the bill,
warning that the bill--if signed into law--could create serious repercussions for the entire
online community. According to reasons cited in the letter, the Spyware Control Act is
structurally flawed because its definition of spyware is too broad. It states that several
types of important and beneficial Internet communications software, and even routine
network communications, fall under the bill's definition of spyware.”

“For example, the parties to the letter warned that the bill could interfere with
computer security by preventing information technology and security companies
from collecting data to analyze and prevent virus attacks, and would also impair
the delivery of local, targeted ads.”

“However, "spyware" and "adware" generally refer to software that tracks
a consumer's online activities and uses the data it collects to serve pop-up
advertisements and other promotional messages. This is legal, as long as it
is clearly stated to users that they are getting free or reduced-price software
in exchange for receiving marketing messages.”

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Offshore Outsourcing Soundoff (Fool.com)

"Bill Eich wrote in, noting that "I can tell you, I came from the software industry, and
most of my friends are out of work.... Do you think it wise for the U.S. to lose a talent
for which we were once the envy of the world -- programming? I know if the software
is no longer written here, you will not have the 'lowly jobs' for programmers to cut
their teeth on and that means they will never advance up in technology and in a
few years all software will be written in India or wherever.

There will be no 'senior software experts' in the U.S. There will be no software
industry at all in the U.S. and the government will have a hell of a time finding
someone to check the software they buy for the post office, defense, or whatever.

Do you think it wise if, in the future, our software for banking, air traffic control,
power stations, bridges, water systems, boat traffic, etc. is written 'over there'?
Who will check it? We will have lost our industry."

He added, "I think in 20 years the U.S. will be a third-world country because
we will have no money for consumer spending, which I hear runs our economy.
If we have no jobs we cannot hire those lawyers and doctors who are still here,
we cannot buy those cars from Toyota (NYSE: TM) or General Motors (NYSE: GM),
nor can we get mortgages to buy houses if we all work at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD)
or are unemployed. Of course no one will be able to buy Big Macs so McDonald's
won't need so many employees either."

Thomas Sowell: Limited 'outsourcing' actually would work against U.S. workers
(Naples Daily News)


“Yes, we can stop some jobs of computer programmers from going overseas.
But what if Japan, for example, restricts the outsourcing of jobs to the United States,
and Americans working for Toyota and Honda start getting laid off?”

“Back during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when unemployment in the
United States hit a high of 25 percent, one of the many foolish things the
government did was create international trade restrictions designed to save
American jobs. Other countries around the world created similar restrictions
to save their own workers' jobs.”

“Net result: world trade in 1933 was one-third of what it had been in 1929,
making everybody poorer and therefore less able to create jobs. Many economists
have blamed these restrictions for making the depression worse and longer lasting.”

“We needn't go all the way back to the Great Depression for examples. The Bush
administration's restrictions on steel imports have been credited with saving a number
of jobs in the steel industry — and costing a larger number of jobs in industries making
steel products with more costly steel than their foreign competitors use.”

“Anything that increases economic efficiency — whether by outsourcing or a hundred
other things — is likely to cost somebody's job. The automobile cost the jobs of people
who took care of horses or made saddles, carriages, and horseshoes.

Computers sent typewriter manufacturers into bankruptcy.”

61% Americans fear job-loss due to outsourcing (rediff.com)
Outsourcing leaves 41% Americans very worried, says survey (India Times)
Fear Not Outsourcing, Knowledge Workers (Tech Central Station)
Outlook: Outsourcing America's Future (Wahington Post)
Outsourcing's in, and business is booming (Express India)
Outsource and the Source of Growth (Tech Central Station)
Focus On: Outsourcing HR (Business Europe)
Research firm expects to see more job outsourcing (Taipei Times)
Much Ado About Outsourcing (Navhind Times)
What's Next for Offshore Outsourcing? (Yahoo! Financial News)
Powell Admits Bush Supports Outsourcing (Axis of Logic)
Bush Advisers Say Outsourcing Curbs Hurt U.S. (Reuters)
Bush likely to suffer for outsourcing jobs (Sify)
Offshore outsourcing and presidential hopefuls (Decatur Daily Democrat)
Politics of Outsourcing: New Trends, Old Arguments (Center for American Progress)
Lawmakers weigh jobs lost overseas (Brattleboro Reformer)
More US States Slam Outsourcing (TMCnet)
US to reward non-outsourcing firms (Sify)
Congress and Protectionism: Outsourcing Your Job (E-Commerce News)
Collecting debt going overseas (SF Gate)
India Undisputed Leader In Outsourcing: Gartner (Financial Express)
US cannot win outsourcing battle with India (Express India)
India raises outsourcing issue with US (Sify)
Outsourcing in India a hot subject in US varsities (The Straits Times)
Outsourcing: India to seek protection (Sify)
Outsourcing and India (rediff.com)
Outsourcing blues grips Australia (Sify)

Friday, March 19, 2004

A Marketer's View of Search Engine Strategies New York (Search Engine Guide)
“Sessions:
- Contextual Ads
- Writing for the Search Engines
- What is Content?
- Advanced Link Building”
[Via Search Engine Lowdown]

Thursday, March 18, 2004

China's Web search engines set to take on Google (Forbes)

“China's homegrown Internet search firms said on Wednesday they were
upgrading technology in a bid to take on Google just weeks after the search
giant's foray into a market seen worth some $100 million in 2004.”

“My job in China is to kick Google's ass," said Zhou Hongyi, the bespectacled
founder and chief executive of 3721 Network Software Co Ltd, that was
bought by Yahoo for $120 million in cash last November.”

“Zhou said the battleground had extended to China, the world's second-largest
Internet market by users with some 80 million Web surfers.”

New Lebanese search engine aims to overtake Google (TerraNet)

“An advanced search engine being developed in Lebanon has the ambitious
goal of overtaking the likes of Google. Coneteq, which is to be launched at
the end of this year, is going to be “an enormous success,” said a very
confident Tom Holzel, founder of Velocity Associates, a US-based consulting
company that has been employed to promote the search engine.

What exactly does Coneteq have that the world’s undisputed search engine
leader does not? The problem with Google is that it gives “very fast and nearly
useless results,” said Holzel, who conducted a very simple test to prove this point.

It involved a search for ‘sleeping bag’ using Google. The outcome: 1,250,000
results in 0.18 seconds. “They brag it took 0.18 seconds to find. But, it would
take a lifetime to look at 1.25 million sites, so 0.18 seconds means nothing,”
said Holzel. “Fast search is not fast find.”

EU aims to improve net searching (BBC)
“A European-funded project aims to revolutionise the way internet search engines work.”

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

YAHOO! STUFF

New pay-for-listing by Yahoo sparks debate over search (Channel News Asia)
Yahoo Penalizing Affiliate Sites (Web Pro News)
Yahoo's commercial Web site fee raises howls (Newsday)
Yahoo Site Match - Does it work for your web site?(Axandra)
The new Yahoo search engine and your web site (Axandra)
Questionable Results at Revamped Yahoo (Biz Report)
Yahoo Answers Site Match Inclusion Questions (Search Engine Journal)
Yahoo Responds To Site Match Questions (Web Pro News)
Yahoo Launches New Local Search Tool (Reuters)
Yahoo! Ahead In Local Search Race (Web Pro News)
Yahoo crawls deep into the Web (CNET Asia)
Online firms saying Yaboo! to update fee (Seattle Times)
Yahoo Stakes Out Paid Search Path (Yahoo News, Technology - Ziff Davis)
Yahoo Bulks Up With Paid Listings (Yahoo News, Technology - PC World)
OPTIMIZING YOUR PAGES FOR YAHOO! (Rugles)
Yahoo! and MSN to dilute Google supremacy (The Register)
Yahoo! Yeah, Baby! (The Fool)
Co-founder of Yahoo returns to Taiwan (Taiwan Globe)
Early investor in Yahoo nets $8 million (Mercury News)
Yahoo sues Ontario trio for major spamming (CBC Ottawa)

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Google Stuff

In Google we trust (Taipei News)
Google on the Decline? (Search Engine Journal)
Nestlé to buy Google (News Forge)
How do I love Google? Let me count the ways (ZD Net AnchorDesk)
The perils of Googling (The Register)
Google - More Than Just a Search Engine, More a Way of Life (Linux World)
What works for Google Today! (Part I and II)
GOOGLE SLOWED DOWN? A NEW PAGERANK CHANGE?
Google Releases Print Edition (BB Sport)
Man held in Google stock fraud, FBI arrests Dutch native in sale of fake IPO shares (SF Gate)
Page and Brin's Blog (Seacrh Guild)

Monday, March 15, 2004

PageRank Explained (Google)
“PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its
vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence,
Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.

But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives;
it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves
"important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important."

Google's PageRank Explained (Web Workshops)
“PageRank is a numeric value that represents how important a page is on the web.
Google figures that when one page links to another page, it is effectively casting a
vote for the other page. The more votes that are cast for a page, the more important
the page must be. Also, the importance of the page that is casting the vote determines
how important the vote itself is. Google calculates a page's importance from the votes cast
for it. How important each vote is is taken into account when a page's PageRank is calculated.”

PageRank = High Rankings? (Web Pro News)
“The confusion still weaves its way slowly around the Internet about Google's PageRank™
and exactly how it affects your website. Many people are under the belief, that a high
PageRank will give you high rankings for your website. You couldn't be further from the truth
in actual fact. Below I have listed some basics about PageRank for those who think otherwise:”

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Inundated by spam? Become your own sleuth (IT Director)
“According to Spychecker, which offers a number of tools for
removing spyware from computers, spyware is internet jargon
for advertising-supported software.

Spyware allows third party companies, such as advertisers,
to install tracking software on a computer, which causes a
computer to use its internet connection to report statistical
data back to the company that placed the spyware there.

This information can be usage information such as web sites
visited, or perhaps buying behaviour and demographic identifiers.
And that information can be used for all kinds of marketing purposes –
or for selling to another company for a profit.”

Saturday, March 13, 2004

INSIDER'S SECRETS OF 2004 SEARCH ENGINE STRATEGIES (Web Advantage)

“Search is forecasted to be an $8.1 BILLION industry in 2004. Want to know the latest predictions, insights, how-to's and work-around hints gleaned from the latest 2004 Search Engine Strategies conference? Want to retain a competitive edge when it comes to search? This handy, bulleted digest features information like...
· The Future of Search
· How the New Yahoo Search Engine Looks at Organic Search
· Advantages & Disadvantages of Organic vs. Paid Search
· Typical Problems Affecting Organic Rankings
· Improving Rankings Through Linking
· Conversion Techniques
· Creating Compelling Ads & Landing Pages
· Getting Sales Through Shopping Search Engines”

Via the Search Engine Journal

Friday, March 12, 2004

Forrester Research Asks, ''Where Is Google Headed?''; Google's Dominance Will Weaken As Three Battles In The Search Industry Heat Up (Business Wire)

“As Google moves toward its anticipated IPO, there are limits to
the company's future success. According to a new Forrester
Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) report, Google's dominance will be
diluted as Microsoft and Yahoo! gain strength in the search industry.

"Google has seen tremendous growth, in terms of consumer use and
paid search ad revenues. And, although it continues to be the most
innovative search company out there," says Forrester Research Principal
Analyst, Charlene Li, "Google can't be everything to everyone."


Google's Continued Dominance No Slam Dunk (CRM Daily)

"Google's a great company -- I don't want to knock them –
but a company like Microsoft has other tools, like its
Windows operating system, which could make it an instant
player in the search business," says Forrester analyst Charlene Li.”

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Spam Attack: EarthLink, Yahoo, AOL, Mincrosoft Team Up in Offensive Against Spammers (LTW)
Tech Giants Take Spammers to Court (NewsFactor)
Internet giants target spam (Mercury News)
Industry Heavyweights Take First Major Action Together Against Spam (Media Post)
US ISPs take action under new anti-spam law (ZD Net)
Internet firms hope to can e-mail spam (CBC)
Top ISPs sue to stop spam (Silicon.com)
Q&A Anti-spam legal action (BBC)
DMA Statement: First ISP Lawsuits Under CAN SPAM Act (Biz Yahoo!)
CLICK FOR DÉJÀ VU: MORE SPAM LAWSUITS (Mercury News)
MessageLabs Statement on First Major Law Suits Filed Under CAN SPAM Law By Mark Sunner, Chief Technology Officer, MessageLabs (Business Wire)

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

What The Experts Learned At “The Search Conferences (Web Pro News)
"To round out our conference coverage I asked several of my
conference friends about what they learned. I talked with
SEO experts, expo presenters, and Jackie Jahosky, who's gained
fame for her in-session response to Site Match: "I just don't like it."

Crawler Insights From Google And Yahoo! (Web Pro News)
“The big talk at this conference was the new Yahoo paid inclusion program,
which allows webmasters to pay to show up in Yahoo's primary search results.
At the close of Google employee Craig's presentation he declared, in a comment
obviously leveled at fellow presenter Tim Mayer of Yahoo, "our search results are not for sale."

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

An Interview With Ask Jeeves' Jim Lanzone (SEO News)
Did Yahoo!'s Rising Storm Finalize a Shift in AskJeeves Colors? (Site Pro News)

Monday, March 08, 2004

The Deadly Duo: Spam and Viruses, February 2004 (ClickZ)
“Valentine's Day compounded the volume as spammers took advantage
of the holiday to send more than 15 million unsolicited messages —
compared to just one million in 2003.”

“While filters offer a solution, roughly two-thirds of the more than 500
respondents to a survey conducted by Outsource Research Consulting, LLC
for Goodmail Systems, Inc. experienced losing messages to spam filters.
Twice as many (50 percent) lost personal e-mail due to filters than
newsletters and subscriptions (25 percent), and offers from respectable
companies (24 percent). Unfortunately, 22 percent also lost important work-related
e-mail, and 21 percent reportedly missed order and shipment confirmations.”

Sunday, March 07, 2004

SEM Growing Faster Than Projected (Web Pro News)
Yahoo! Talks BlackHat Optimization And Search As (Web Pro News)

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Ask Jeeves buys portals Excite and IWon.com (Rank for Sales)
Jeeves gets Excited (netimperative)

Friday, March 05, 2004

Yesterday Thursday was the last day of Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo 2004, New York.

Met Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman, Shari Thurow, Detlev Johnson, and many others.
After attending “Balancing Organic & Paid Listings” session I think organic SEO will survive. GOOD!

More about SES-NY:

Search Engine Strategies - New York, Review of the SES conference (Part I, II & Global Promoter) (SEO Today)
LIVE FROM SEARCH ENGINE STRATEGIES NEW YORK (Part I, II, III, IV, and V) (JUPITER MEDIA CEO ALAN MECKLER)
Google Search Monopoly Is Ending, SES Keynote Says (DMNews)
Will 2004 Mark The End Of Google’s Empire? (Article and forum) (Web Pro World)
Search Engine Marketing Specialist Predicts Decline of Google (Search Engine Journal )
Google: No Plans to Separate Search, Contextual Bidding (Media Daily News)
Open Letter to Tim Armstrong, VP of Advertising, Google: (Traffick)
Google PageRank Lunacy (Search Engine Watch)
The Dark Side Of The Force: Skanky Links (Web Pro News)
Greg Jarboe Talks Yahoo! Search (Web Pro World)
Yahoo Directory a Good Deal? (Google Groups)
Search Guru Sees Multiple Engines Blooming (internetnews.com)
The Paid Inclusion Crisis (Web Pro News)
Paid Inclusion: More Proof That Free Search Is Dying (Realty Times)
Yahoo! Introduces Paid-Inclusion Program (Internet Search Engine Database, ISEDB)
The AskJeeves Exclusive (Internet Search Engine Database, ISEDB)
AskJeeves denounces paid inclusion (MSNBC)
Ask Jeeves Ends Paid Inclusion (DMNews)
Ask Jeeves Explains Dropping Paid Inclusion (ClickZ)
Paid Inclusion Under Fire at Search Engine Shindig (Part I & II) (eWeek)
Will The Government Intervene In Paid Online Advertising (Web Pro News)
Industry Players Predict Search's Future (ClickZ)
Let the Search Engine Wars Begin! (Web Pro World)
Sullivan: No One Will Win Search War (ClickZ)
The Google-Yahoo Competition (Web Pro News)
The Tension Between Google And Yahoo! (Web Pro News)
Yahoo Announces Content Acquisition Program (Search Engine Watch)
Yahoo! Talks BlackHat Optimization And Search As (Web Pro News)
Search: The Trends (ClickZ)
Search To Eventually Offer Greater Personalization (Media Daily News)
Search Engines Eye Personalized Results (Media Daily News)
The Secrets Of Writing SEO Copy (Web Pro News)
After Florida, Search Marketers Have More To Handle Than Hanging Chads (Media Daily News)
Bits and Bytes for March 2, 2004 (ClickZ)

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Pay Per Click (PPC)

Pay Per Click (Search Engine Guide)
PPC for Dummies - Part 1 (Search Engine Guide)
Considerations For A Pay-Per-Click Ad Campaign (Web Pro News)
Clicking Away (Entrepreneur.com)
Pay Per Click Search Engines (Pandia)
Pay Per Click Search Engine Reviews (Pay per click analyst)
591 Pay Per Click Search Engines Reviewed (Pey per click search engines)
Pay Per Click Guide (Pay per click guide)
Pay Per Click Tools (Pay per click tools)
Pay Per Click (PPC) Search Engines (Search-22)
Google AdSense (Google)
Google AdSense Is Put On The Spot (Web Pro News)
The Launch of Overture Site Match™ and Site Match Xchange™ (Market Leap)
Overture PayPerClick Discussions (Webmaster World forums)
Pay-Per-Click Debuts on SuperPages.com (clickZ)

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Paid Inclusion (PI)

Survey: Paid inclusion search to reach $6 billion (Search Engine Journal)
Paid Inclusion Tips And Tricks (Web Pro News)
Paid Inclusion / Paid Indexing Services (High Search Engine Ranking - Web Rank Ltd)
AskJeeves denounces paid inclusion (News.com)
Yahoo! unleashes 'search engine war' on Net (Sify)
Yahoo Adopts New Fees to Explore Web (eWeek)
Yahoo Search to Offer New Paid Inclusion Model (Search Engine Journal)
Yahoo to expand offerings (Silicon Valley)
Yahoo Bulks Up With Paid Listings (PC World)
Yahoo's own search engine hides paid placement (San Francisco Business Times)
Yahoo crawls deep into the Web (News.com)
New Yahoo method to index web pages (Telegraph India)
Yahoo sharpens its claws (net imperative)
Coming Soon To A Yahoo Near You (Web Pro News)
Overture Site Match- Yahoo Search´s Paid Inclusion (Search Engine Journal)
The Launch of Overture Site Match™ and Site Match Xchange™ (Market Leap)
Analysis Of Yahoo's New Algorithm (Web Pro News)
Yahoo To Exclude Inktomi Paid Inclusion (Web Pro News)
Optimizing For The New Yahoo (Web Pro News)

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Just returned from Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo 2004, New York.

Looks like Paid Inclusion (PI) and Pay Per Click (PPC) rules.
"Content is king?" Err, I'm not so sure.
SEO/SEM's future? Pretty uncertain, IMO.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Google stuff

Google pair make billionaire row (BBC)
Google founders to set up charitable foundation (PC Pro)
Google's Page 'dismayed' by IPO speculation (ZDNet)
Behind the Rise of Google Lies the Rise in Internet Credibility (New York Times)
Google's Promises For The Future (Web Pro News)
9,000 Google hits can't be wrong - or can they? (CS Monitor)
Does Google Filter Results? (Web Pro News)
Google founders keep 'top 100' list of new ideas (Express India)
Google too confusing? (About.com - Web Search)
Google prospects party like it's 1999 (Forbes)