Why Google must learn the lessons Netscape never did.
Getting a handle on Google’s search capabilities
Following up on last week’s entry, I’ve used some of agents I found to refine my search results in webalizer. Based on this, I was able to enhance the search engine results I’m getting. Here are the lines to add to your webalizer.conf file in order for this to work. SearchEngine 348north.com search= SearchEngine abcsearch.com terms= SearchEngine alltheweb.com q= SearchEngine altavista.com q= SearchEngine antisearch.net KEYWORDS= SearchEngine aolsearch query= SearchEngine ask.com ask= SearchEngine ask.co.uk ask= SearchEngine augurnet.ch q= SearchEngine baidu.com word= SearchEngine barrahome.org query= SearchEngine blogdex.net q= SearchEngine blogdigger.com queryString= SearchEngine blogosphere.us s= SearchEngine blogmatrix.com search= SearchEngine blogwise.com query= SearchEngine boitho.com query= SearchEngine buscador.ya.com q= SearchEngine by.com query= SearchEngine daypop.com q= SearchEngine dir.com req= SearchEngine dmoz.org search= SearchEngine dogpile.com q= SearchEngine dpxml qkw= SearchEngine egoto.com keywords= SearchEngine elf8888.at query0= SearchEngine eureka.com q= SearchEngine excite search= SearchEngine feedster.com q= SearchEngine gais.cs.ccu.edu.tw q= SearchEngine galaxy.com k= SearchEngine gigablast.com q= SearchEngine google q= SearchEngine goo.ne.jp MT= SearchEngine hotbot.com query= SearchEngine infoseek.com qt= SearchEngine ixquick.com query= SearchEngine kobala.nl qr= SearchEngine lycos.com query= SearchEngine look.com q= SearchEngine looksmart key= SearchEngine mamma.com query= SearchEngine metacrawler q= SearchEngine msn.com q= SearchEngine msxml qkw= SearchEngine mysearch.com serachfor= SearchEngine naver.com query= SearchEngine netscape.com query= SearchEngine northernlight.com qr= SearchEngine ntlworld.com q=…Read More
Back in the early-ish days of the commercial Internet (circa 95), we were talking about the browser wars to describe the fight between then-leader Netscape Navigator and Microsoft’s upstart Internet Explorer. Should we start talking about the search engine wars as Overture and Google are about to go head to head in a new set of battles? On the left, you’ve got Google, the 2000 pounds gorilla of search which is now looking to expand its advertising program beyond its site and is fighting to not have its name associated with searching on the Internet. However, playing to its advantage is that it now owns a patent on its ranking technology. On the right, you’ve got Overture, which once had a business that most people figured would fail (after all, who would pay for a placement in a search engine?) but somehow managed to prove the naysayers wrong and is now going out and buying itself a new seat at the search table. At stake is the future of search but it may be much more. It looks like the market is reshaping itself to become not just about search but also about targeting. Give the right search result, attach…Read More