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May 11, 2005

Google Content Blocker.

Inside Google and Google Blogoscoped have the scoop on the newest beta with the Google name. Google Content Blocker is the answer to that biggest pain for advertisers: actual content distracting web-users from looking at the all important ads. From the information page: What is Google Content Blocker? Google’s mission is to organize the world’s […]




May 10, 2005

Google Web Accelerator

Google’s newly released beta the Web Accelerator has had a tumultuous first week. On May 4, the day of its release, Search Engine Watch gave an overview of the product’s feature. Before the day was out, people were reported problems and the forums were up in arms. Accusations of bandwidth stealing and the usual ‘Google […]




May 6, 2005

Update on RustySearch

Barry has released some preliminary statistics on his brand-blind test. The results so far are all very close but Yahoo has an ever so slight lead (26.1%), followed by Google (25.6%), Ask Jeeves (24.7%) and MSN Search bringing up the last spot (23.7%). The post on Search Engine Roundtable has a pie chart showing relevancy […]




May 5, 2005

Building a Google-Killer

“There’s companies that are just so cool that you just can’t even deal with it.” Bill Gates seems to take Google’s popularity personally. Certainly he’s not taking it lying down. Fortune has a long article on Microsoft gearing up to fight Google. From Gates’ recognition in December 2003 that Google was a serious threat, to […]




May 4, 2005

SES Toronto Coverage

Search Engine Strategies begins today in Toronto. Discussion, as always, will go on at Search Engine Watch forums and Barry (RustyBrick) will be blogging sessions both at SEW forums and at Search Engine Roundtable blog. The first two sessions are already up. For a look at Cleaning Up Spam & Other Messes you can hit […]




May 3, 2005

RustySearch: The Search Engine Taste Test

Last month, we pointed out the white-labeled search engine idea by Barry (RustyBrick). Now he’s built it and put it up so that everyone can try it. The official rules are at The Search Engine Relevancy Challenge. The RustySearch engine pulls from the top four search engines, Google, Yahoo! Search, MSN Search and Ask Jeeves. […]




Ask Jeeves denies spyware claims

Following a rash of claims that Ask Jeeves is downloading and installing their toolbar without the consent of the computer user, Ask Jeeves has sent a letter to Danny Sullivan explicitly denying those charges. The letter further denies that they are identified by Microsoft as spyware. The charges were first brought by anti-spyware advocate Ben […]




May 2, 2005

MSN: Coming up from behind

Last month, we pointed out the MSN Search team interview where they said they thought of themselves as a small scrappy start-up. It seems that the Seattle Times agrees. Today’s article on MSN Search reads like every “come from behind to win” sports film ever. I could almost hear the strains of Queen’s We are […]




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