I started this post to participate in Blogday 2006 after being linked to by Sebastien Billard of RÃ©fÃ©rencement, Design et Cie. Before I could post, I received a picture in my email of the newest member of my family. The idea behind blogday is to post links to five new blogs that I’ve never seen … Read more Happy Birthday and Happy Blog Day
Years ago, shortly after I built my first web page and started promoting it on the web, I came across a site that provided a lot of help and insight into how search engines worked, and what to do to make a site more visible in search engines. I guess that it had an effect … Read more Danny Sullivan Leaves Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies
Sometimes you see an idea appear to repeat itself in the world of search engines, when it comes to intellectual property. Imagine that you could take a body of queries, and classify them so that you could get a sense of what the searcher’s intent was. Also consider the notion that you could then split … Read more What Do You Do With a Database of AOL User Queries?
The folks at Marketing Shift have issued a Search Engine Football Challenge, and started a fantasy football league (US. Football) at web 2.0 fantasy football site, FleaFlicker.com. I just signed up, and added the Delaware Bay Picaroons to the league. Barry Schwartz (RustyBrick), Garrett French (Search Engine Lowdown) , and Thomas Shaffer (MSN) are some … Read more Take the Search Engine Football Challenge
And, how to you grab a random page from that search engine? A new Google employee, Ziv Bar-Yossef, gave a presentation at Google on August 17th answering those questions, which is available on a Google Techtalk video: Random Sampling from a Search Engine’s Index (video). Ziv Bar-Yossef was most recently at Technion – Israel Institute … Read more How Do You Estimate the Size of A Search Engine?