Latest Interview: Microsoft’s Grad Conn

This week's interview is with Grad Conn of Microsoft. We spoke about Microsoft's unique new health search product, and how they have integrated that into the core experience of Live Search. Read the interview for the details of how and why Microsoft put it together, and comment below if you want to discuss it. … [Read more...]

Dynamically Built Google Custom Search Engines

Google continues to roll out new features in its Custom Search Engines (CSEs). One of the most interesting ones is the implementation of "Linked CSEs". What this feature does is allows applications to be built that can dynamically build a CSE. To whet your appetite for this feature, let me provide you with an example of a dynamic … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Increase the number of pages Yahoo indexes on your site

Recently we had the chance to speak with Tim Mayer about Yahoo's Search Builder product. Search Builder is the vertical search engine offering from Yahoo, that competes with products such as Google Custom Search Engines, Live Search Macros, and Eurekster. In the discussion, Tim reveals that sites that use Search Builder on their … [Read more...]

Improve your Google web search box in 10 minutes or less

This post will give you an idea of how to use Google Custom Search Engines to improve the web search tool you offer on your site. It's really cool, and it's really simple. Follow the five steps list below, and you will have the same web search you already have on your site, except your site's rankings in that search engine will be … [Read more...]

Vertical Search Engine Market to Reach $1B in 2009

Somewhere during the days reading I came across this report on the Emerging Opportunity in Vertical Search. The report pulls stats and data from a report called Vertical Search Delivers What Big Search Engines Miss by Outsell, Inc. What is fascination is that the Outsell's data suggests that the B2B vertical search market will … [Read more...]

Google Custom Search Engines and Core Search

Gary Price put up a post on Wednesday where he speculated that Google's plan to focus on core search were just stories. Gary cites the move into radio ads, the Custom Search Engine announcement, and the YouTube acquisition as being divergent from this plan. Lisa Barone at BruceClay.com speculates further on this topic. Lisa's take … [Read more...]