Tag Archives: news search

The Heatline of a Story

By | July 12, 2009

Google, apparently prodded by the ground covered by twitter news, has introduced a feature on its Google News search results that indicates what one might call the ‘heat’ of a story—how many sources are covering it over time: As with Google Search Trends, the stories below the chart are linked to the graph via letters (although one can’t… Read More »

Ring Tones, Drugs and the Spamming of Google News

By | June 30, 2006

This week in the WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I wrote about web spam — the growing penetration of faux websites that ride up the search engines and muddy the Internet for all of us. I based it around the recent case of subdomain spam, well documented by the likes of blogs like Monetize. Briefly websites controlled by… Read More »

It’s Downhill From Here: Web 2.0 Awards

By | March 29, 2006

It’s a sign either that Web 2.0 has become an important and integral part of things, or that matters are getting out of control, but here’s another of what you should expect to be a long line of Web 2.0 Awards. This one is from SEOmoz, of whom I’ve never heard before, but which is actually a search… Read More »

Another, Fast And Light, RSS Reader

By | March 10, 2004

Here’s another free RSS reader. Rocket Technologies Inc., ‘a leading international provider of current news search and content delivery solutions’ today launched its web-based Rocketinfo RSS Reader. The web-based bit means that folk on company networks who aren’t allowed to download software could use it. Actually I’m impressed. The reader runs on most browsers and platforms and is… Read More »

Update: Google

By | July 23, 2003

Further to my earlier report about Google’s updated toolbar, check out their more advanced news search. Not bad. (This link was from the excellent Search Engine Lowdown blog by Andy Beal.) Related Posts:Update: Office Update You Should Probably Have November 5, 2003 How To Phish Google October 25, 2004 Google The Portal? December 13, 2003 Google’s Missteps August… Read More »