Friday, November 16, 2007
  • Tameka Kee, November 16, 2007, 12:30 PM
  • 'World's First' Search Engine WikiPandia

    Wish there was a Wikipedia for search? Well, so did Kalena and Jerry Jordan, the Australian-based founders of an online Search Engine College, an online search marketing training institute.

    Together they've launched SearchEngineWiki.com, a site that aims to be the "world's first" search-focused wiki. According to Kalena, the service began "as a massive collection of bookmarks, tools and site links that we'd gathered over the past 10 years as search engine optimization consultants."

    Users will find lists of international search engines, definitions of common search terms, as well as employment resources, upcoming conference information and an ...Read the whole story...

  • Pinot Noir Or Chablis? Snooth Helps You Decide Alt Search Engines

    New York-based Snooth is a new search engine cum social shopping service that's devoted to wine. In public beta since June, the service already boasts nearly 2 million reviews of over 300,000 wines, offering personalized wine recommendations and a search tool that connects wine lovers with more than 1,000 merchants, wineries and critics.

    Users can refine their initial search by factors like price, vintage and region, and the site also offers a list of the most popular searches, a forum and a blog. The Snooth team publishes seasonal wine tips (with an accompanying list of recommended wines) ...Read the whole story...

  • Yahoo And The ABCs of SearchDM News

    Yahoo continues to ink partnership deals that extend its sphere of search influence beyond the desktop and beyond the US. Case in point, a new distribution deal with ABCSearch (a subsidiary of Encino-based Internext Media Corp) that will bring Yahoo sponsored listings to more niche-specific sites and expose ABCSearch advertisers to Yahoo inventory in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.

    Though the terms of the deal were kept confidential, ABCSearch's network of vertically targeted engines and directories reportedly generates 5 billion searches per month.Read the whole story...

  • Superpages Gets All Web 2.0 On Local SearchNatural Search Blog

    Idearc Media rolled out new user-generated features for Superpages.com last week, allowing searchers to upload pics of the businesses, and giving the companies themselves a mini blog space adjacent to their listing. This is in addition to the standard rating and review options that were previously available, and comes roughly a month after the Internet Yellow Pages (IYP) service moved its local video ads out of beta phase.

    According to Chris Silver Smith, all of these features add up to a potent Web 2.0 cocktail, and push Superpages.com to the head of the local search pack when it ...Read the whole story...

  • Does the Length of Your Domain Registration Matter?Search Engine Guide

    While many Webmasters know that the search engines consider domain registrations as a factor in the ranking process, few details are known about how the information is used.

    For example, it is clear that older domains carry more authority (which is one reason gaining traction for a new site can be difficult), but what about the length of time the domain is registered for? Can Google see that, and if so, does it impact rankings? Jennifer Laycock piggybacks on a conversation about this in the Search Engine Guide forums, with some firm believers in the idea that registering ...Read the whole story...