Since the folks over at Google have had a blog for some time (which doesn’t get updated all that often), Yahoo just couldn’t be left behind. So Wednesday the search engine debuted its Yahoo Search Blog, to provide “a look inside the world of search from the people of Yahoo!” Let’s see if they
The month in search engines
Miss any of the July search engine news? Chris Sherman recaps the highlights in Search Engine Milestones for July 2004 (the title says August, but it’s really July).
Browse by keyword, courtesy of Google
Google has added a new feature to its toolbar that allows the user to navigate the Web by typing in a name rather than a URL. The update will be uploaded automatically to all users, but as of yesterday not everyone had been updated. Search Engine Watch has more.
The month in search engines, June 2004
If you missed the major search engine news last month, check out Chris Sherman’s Search Engine Milestones for June 2004.
MSN’s Latest Attempt
For months (years, maybe), we have heard that Microsoft has been working on a search technology that will out-Google Google. So far, it hasn’t really happened. Last week, however, MSN debuted a revamped MSN Search, which looks a little like Google. The back-end of the search engine is still provided by Yahoo!, so…
A world for Google-philes
In last month’s Searcher magazine, Paul Piper discusses the sites that have sprung up in response to Google in Google Spawn: The Culture Surrounding Google. There are some nice links to other sites that use Google or otherwise make Google easier to use.
Search Engine Watch Forums
It’s 2:00 a.m., and you’re deep into online researching mode. Your search engine of choice isn’t returning the results it should. There’s no one to ask — or is there? My favorite search engine site, Search Engine Watch, recently introduced discussion forums for posting questions. There are folders for specific engines, as well as…
Ask for a shortcut
Following on the heels of Google and Yahoo, Ask Jeeves announced several search shortcuts last week, as well as a page preview feature called Binoculars Site Preview. Check out the new features at SearchDay.
That was the month in search engines — May 2004
Like clockwork, Chris Sherman posts important search engine milestones for May 2004.
A Directory for Doing, not Searching
Gimpsy is a different type of directory — all of the categories are verbs — Create, Enroll, Hire, Sell, etc. The site allows you to quickly get to the things you want to do, hopefully saving valuable time. It’s still a work in progress; some of the categories don’t have any entries, but you are…