First Week In Review

Apr 20, 2004 • 10:09 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Weekly Email Updates

This is the first of many weekly or bi-monthly entries to sum up what has been posted here at the Search Engine Roundtable. We currently have enough people signed up to the list to warrant this entry. Only problem is, I do not know how to send out email notifications, without publishing a blog entry on it. So this entry will be live, categorized under Weekly Email Updates and be sent to the notification list.

The Cre8asite people asked me to do something similar at their blog, so I figured I would just reuse most of it here. So here it is.

Google had its own update on April 7th, which was a bit of a surprise for many. In fact, the day after, I reported on how Google can't even control its own search engine - now that is a real shocker. Yahoo! went soul searching only to find itself as Life Engine, something which kind of scares me. That not all that scares me, ISPs began blocking GMail emails, which drummed up a lot more controversy between O'Reilly and Yahoo!, plus the US government even joined in.

Besides for all the talks about PageRank and links, there was discussion on trademark issues and fraud issues with Google AdWords & AdSense.

Finally there were several brand new packages that came out over the past week or so. First is the launch of Amazon's A9 Search Engine, a 3-D Search Engine, a paper on named Web Spam Taxonomy, and a new design for the Search Engine Roundtable.

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