August 27, 2007-
Grayboxx has spent more than a year developing a methodology
of local search collection based on user experience and reporting,
according to the
staff. The company claims it is going to offer more relevant
local searches through "leveraging intelligent, patent-pending
algorithms". This will be a 'wait and see' event.
August 17, 2007-
The search engine FastSearch
will lay off 148 people from all over the world in an effort
to downsize. 2006 and 2007 saw the company hire 400
people but the firm quickly found out it was too technologically
and sales driven.
August 10, 2007-
Matt Cutts explains on his blog
that underscores are still not word separators at the moment.
Mr. Cutts said that Google is looking at the prospect and those
having underscores is probably not worth their time to change
them to hyphens.
August 8, 2007- Spock
the people search engine when into beta today. The
search engine specializes in "people search" and now
appears among other vertical search engines. Spock seeks to
elliminate the "noise" that comes through people searches
on other search engines. Interesting to note is that WhitePages.com
is repositioning itself as it faces competition.
August 2, 2007-
Google has hinted that underscores will now be seen
as word separators in URLs as the past has seen Google
recognizing hyphens as word separators in URLs. MSN Live and
Yahoo treat the underscore as word separators so a URL with
search_engine_optimization may be indexed as if it were search-engine-optimization.