Category Archives: search engines

New Google search feature raises news site eyebrows

The New York Times reports on a new search feature from Google that is causing concern among some publishers. Google unveiled an easier search-within-a-site feature, which allows a user to circumvent a news site’s built-in search. From the Times story: … Continue reading

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An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs

If you’re wanting to gain a better understanding of how to optimize blogs for search engines (or what some, like myself, like to call “getting some Google Juice”), look no further than SEOBook’s free Blogger’s Guide to SEO. Being a … Continue reading

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Audio from Future of Web Apps Miami available

Just got an e-mail letting me know that audio from the Future of Web Apps Miami conference is available. Woot! For us online news types, these talks are a great chance to get exposed to what’s happening in web technology … Continue reading

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Trains and trends: the web in 2008

Design blog Information Architects has created a fantastically cool visualization of 2008′s biggest web trends, all pinned to a map of Tokyo’s train system. I know; it sounds strange. But it really is quite awesome. Soon as I get to … Continue reading

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Google News is in your neighborhood

Google announced late last night a new feature for Google News that allows users to receive local headlines from their city, state or country of choice. The feature worked well when I tried it out for Orlando and a few … Continue reading

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Microsoft makes $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

Big news this a.m. for …well… the whole Internet. From the New York Times: Microsoft said Friday that it has made an offer to buy Yahoo for about $44.6 billion, or $31 a share, in a mix of cash and … Continue reading

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ComScore releases 2007 year in review

ComScore released its 2007 Internet Year in Review report and reports that Facebook, Craigslist, Wikipedia and AT&T have reaped some of the biggest benefits. Internet Broadcasting Systems (IBS) and WorldNow seem to be the only news-oriented properties in the top … Continue reading

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Google: Journalistopia as important as Washington Post, LA Times

[UPDATE: A spot check of the WaPo and LA Times shows their PageRank have returned to normal. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!] Ok, we all know my measly online journalism blog –thrilling as it may be to … Continue reading

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A look at Google’s “20 percent time”

The New York Times gives us a closer look and some philosophizing about Google’s famed “20 percent time” during an interview with Google software engineer Bharat Mediratta. In a nutshell, 20 percent time is the amount of time given to … Continue reading

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Google News dumps duplicate AP copy

In case any of you missed the big announcement, Google News has decided to get rid of all those pesky duplicate wire stories hosted on newspaper sites from their search results. This means an AP story hosted on, say, the … Continue reading

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Google to publish Associated Press, other news content

In a significant first, Google will begin hosting Associated Press stories on its own site, according to an AP report. Another good report, this one by InformationWeek, is here. Here’s an example of a Google-hosted story. The AP story sums … Continue reading

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Looking at the big media picture with Google, AOL, Yahoo

Amy Webb over at MyDigiMedia cuts through the media circus around newspaper acquisitions and has a moment of clarity when she surveys the bigger picture and looks at “who owns what.” Amy has drawn up a handy chart showing the … Continue reading

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