Latest Interview: Yahoo’s Frazier Miller and Shailesh Bhat

This week's interview is with Frazier Miller and Shailesh Bhat of Yahoo. This is the third in our series of interviews focused on Local search. The first two were with Google's Carter Maslan and Microsoft's Ziya Genceren. The discussion is heavily focused on Yahoo local search. Check it out! … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Eric Enge Interviews Yahoo’s Priyank Garg

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Priyank Garg is the director of product management for Yahoo! Search Technology (YST), the team responsible for the functionality of Yahoo!'s Web search engine including crawling, indexing, ranking, summarizing and spelling Web search functions along with products for webmasters, such as Site Explorer. During his three years at … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Yahoo Chief Scientist Andrew Tomkins

Recently I had the privilege to speak with Yahoo Chief Scientist Andrew Tomkins. This interview was a follow up to his keynote presentation at SES NY, where he spoke about the future of search, and Yahoo's major initiative in that areas. Check the interview out, and add any comments you may have below. … [Read more...]

Eric Enge interviews Yahoo’s Andrew Tomkins

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Andrew Tomkins is the Chief Scientist for Yahoo! Search. Andrew joined Yahoo! Research in 2005 from IBM. His research over the last eight years has focused on measurement, modelling, and analysis of content, communities, and users on the World Wide Web. Prior to joining Yahoo! Research, he managed the "Information Management … [Read more...]

Tomi Poutanen talks about social media and the problems with algorithmic search

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Tomi J Poutanen is the Senior Director of Product Management, Yahoo! Social Search. Tomi Poutanen directs the product management team overseeing Yahoo's social search products Yahoo! Answers, del.icio.us and Yahoo! Bookmarks. He has worked at Yahoo! since the company acquired Inktomi, a Web Search technology provider, in March … [Read more...]