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Friday, May 28, 2004

 
Interesting article entitled The Death of Search Engines? which looks at their drawbacks. I don't agree with everything said, but it's certainly interesting, and worth a read.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

 
Is your website doing to lose out in the rankings if you use a cheap hosting service? The article entitled: Does website hosting affects rankings at Google? seems to suggest that it's a possibility.

Saturday, May 22, 2004

 
New search engine designed for people with various impairments. YouSearched - The Accessible Search

Friday, May 21, 2004

 
A nice listing from PC World magazine entitled PCWorld.com - Beyond Google which lists some nice places to go in order to get answers to questions more quickly.
 
If, like me, you have an interest in WWII, or particularly the D-Day landings, this is the site for you! The site covers a lot of ground from maps, plans and commanders through to personal histories, photographs and so on.Government Views of D-Day 1944

Thursday, May 20, 2004

 
What's the most popular search engine?Searchenginewatch has a short article on it. Surprise surprise, it's Google, Yahoo! and MSN in the top three.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

 
Another way of getting RSS feeds for your news aggregator, from CompleteRSS: RSS feed search for news feeds and blogs.

Monday, May 17, 2004

 
Did you know Google indexes a lot of PubMed? No, neither did I. The article at SiteLines explains why you won't find them in the results.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

 
If you're into genealogy or researching your family tree, you might want to try out the eXpertGenealogy websearch site. It allows you to search a large number of different genealogy databases all from one page.
 
This website attempts to tell you if there are any problems on the major motorways, and the link goes to the M25 traffic report. It didn't seem to want to work for me though, but see for yourself. Other links go to B'ham, Kent, Leeds and Manchester.
 
Well, it's finally happened - Google has a weblog, but it doesn't have an RSS feed as far as I can see. Doh!

Friday, May 07, 2004

 
Interesting press relase from eMediaWire regarding users who prefer natural or paid results. 60% of Google, MSN Yahoo! and AOL users selected a natural search result over paid advertisements. 60% of Yahoo! and 72% of Google users chose a natural search result as the most relevant. 71% of MSN users clicked on a paid search advertisement as most relevant to their search.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

 
Interesting article that isn't by Gary! What is the Invisible Web?
 
Short article from Business Week on the areas that search engines will be exploring in the near future.
 
Very interesting article from the Boston Globe with useful facts and figures on the distribution of information in book and electronic form.

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

 
Interesting story on what Google could turn into entitled SuperGoogle: When All Is Known. It's a bit scaremongery, but an interesting read.
 
My latest column for Ariadne has now been published, and the link goes directly to it. It's about the backlash against Google over the last couple of years.
 
Yet another new search engine, called ujiko has arrived. I've had a quick play with it, and it looks interesting. It gives you the opportunity to note your favourite sites, adding a little personalisation to the whole searching experience.