Yahoo! Search Builder and Getting More Pages Indexed by Yahoo!

A while back I wrote about how building a search engine using Yahoo! Search Builder can increase the number of pages you have in the Yahoo! index. This notion did not come from me. It came from an interview I did with Tim Mayer back in December 2006. Recently, we began a little experiment with this notion to see if we could see any impact from doing this. It's still too early to have data from this … [Read more...]

Flash Implementation Tips

I have written a few times bout the problems with putting flash on your site. It's cool, and it's sexy, but search engines want text rich sites, and movies and text rich content don't mix. Recently, I came across a site that did a really nice job of talking about this issue, and that also provides some great Flash implementations tips if you do plan to put Flash on your site. Here are some of the key … [Read more...]

Is Yahoo! Becoming a Google Clone?

Brett Tabke recently opened up a forum thread on WebmasterWorld titled: Yahoo SERPS vs Google SERPS - If you can't beat em - join em?. Brett also provides a screen shot comparing the results screens of the two engines. It's also interesting to consider the changes made in Panama. I was staring at Yahoo! Search Marketing's new spreadsheet template and it struck me how similar it has come to the Google … [Read more...]