Tag: search

  • Blog Search Shootin’ Match

    Bit of a blog search shooting match going on between old standby Technorati and new kid on the block, Sphere. Technorati’s signed on ap.org and will work with Edleman on international expansion. Meanwhile, Sphere has embedded their bookmarklet into Time.com. Technorati looks at link structure while Sphere casts the net a bit wider looking at […]

  • Creating a fake invite for a fictitious event

    After a mocked up invite to a "secret" Apple press event was found out to be false, the brilliant minds over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog dreamed up a contest with their readers to submit the best design concepts as comments to their blog. Apple fans are diehard rumor mongers who also have the best […]

  • Kill the Paperboy

    Sometimes and idea gets floated that is so out of whack with current trends that you wonder if the author is just trolling for pageviews. Predicting the death of Google seems to be the latest parlor game and BusinessWeek columnist Jon Fine has the latest with his post, Putting the Screws to Google. What if […]

  • Privacy Wall

    I wrote the following post on Friday and was going to mull it over for a bit but then this article came out in today’s Washington Post that made the issues raised here all the more timely. An interesting topic was brought up that was glossed over in coverage of Friday’s Search SIG. John Battelle […]

  • Yahoo hoovers the dark web

    Big news. Yahoo has quietly launched a beta service which allows you to use the Yahoo engine to search content that normally sits disaggregated behind proprietary subscription walls. Some of you may recall the old Northern Light service which attempted to do the same but never was able to convince the larger aggregators to play. […]

  • Technorati Beta

    It’s out folks, the latest and greatest version of Technorati is now available in a public beta. It’s smoothed out its corners and added a whole host of pre-loaded searches of top searches, news, books, movies right up front. If you login to your account on Technorati, you can also view your Watchlist searches right […]

  • The Fine Art of Search Engine Marketing

    I dropped by the recent OMMA (Online Media, Marketing and Advertising) conference here in San Francisco and got a healthy education on some of the finer points of search engine marketing. What was most startling to me was the finding by one of the panel members (it might have been Geoff Ramsey of eMarketer, he […]

  • Grokker & Data Visualizaiton

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a sucker for whiz bang tools that change the way we look at things. When it comes to search, I’m always on the lookout for a better way to scan a text listing of search results. While there have been many attempts at this (remember some of […]

  • Technorati Amplifies the Conversation at Salon

    Technorati has integrated itself into Salon.com with a new feature which lists the most blogged stories of the site. In addition, they list links at the bottom of each story so that you can follow the conversation out of Salon and trace the thread into other blogs that have linked to the Salon piece. Richard […]

  • Statistically Improbable Phrases

    Via Paul Bausch is news of a feature in Amazon.com that runs analysis on books scanned into Amazon’s Search Inside index. From Amazon’s site: Amazon.com’s Statistically Improbable Phrases, or “SIPs”, show you the interesting, distinctive, or unlikely phrases that occur in the text of books in Search Inside the Book. Our computers scan the text […]