Shashi Seth Discusses the Future of Search

Today I have the privilege of posting an interview with Shashi Seth, the Senior VP of Search Products for Yahoo! It was a fun interview for me, because the very first interview I ever did was with Shashi back on October 24, 2006. He was at Google at the time, and they had just launched their Custom Search Engines product line. The key point that emerges from the interview is that Yahoo! views itself as … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Yahoo’s Dennis Mortensen – Comment Here

The interview for this week is with Yahoo!'s Dennis Mortensen. Now that IndexTools has been part of Yahoo! for more than a year, and the product is now called Yahoo! Web Analytics, I thought it would be great to catch up with Dennis again. One of the very cool things that now makes up the current product is integrated demographic data. Yahoo! Web Analytics now integrates data from the rest of the Yahoo! … [Read more...]

SES San Jose Foosball Smackdown Results!

Last week at SES San Jose we held an event we dubbed the Search Engine Foosball Smackdown. This was a heated event between foosers from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo!. Each search engine sent some of its best foosers to see who would be the dominant search engine in the market (well the foosball market at least). It is easy to see why, as the winner got the chance to take home the coveted Stonetemple Cup. … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Yahoo’s Priyank Garg

This week's interview is with Yahoo's Priyank Garg. The discussion focuses on SEO tips for publishers, and covers some really interesting ground. Priyank makes a clear statement of Yahoo's policy with regard to paid links, how they handle NoIndex, NoFollow, robots.txt, and more. Once you are done reading it, you can discuss it using the space below. … [Read more...]