Archive for the ‘Search Engines’ Category

I can’t get an AdSense account

Saturday, May 16th, 2009 by Thomas Watson Steen

This is one of the most dissatisfying customer experiences I’ve had in a long, long time. I’m managing a website for a customer and they want to have the AdSense program running on their site. Piece of cake I thought… First off I created a new AdSense account for the domain with my customers contact […]

Google Power Tool for Webmasters

Friday, October 19th, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

If you run a blog or any other website for that matter, you might want to check out Google Webmaster Central – in particular their Google Webmaster Tool – if you haven’t already seen it. Google Webmaster Tool is a great tool for webmasters who want to see and manage how Google crawls their site(s). […]

Google gives you free internet

Sunday, April 1st, 2007 by Thomas Watson Steen

According to a newly published website and a press release, the Californian giant Google is now offering free broadband internet. How do they achieve this? Through the toilet in your house! The thorough reader might notice the date of the press release though ;o)

Google Trends and Usability

Friday, May 12th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

While browsing on Google today I discovered that they had just launched a new service called Google Trends. Apparently you can use this service to “see” what the world is searching for. Actually this is kind of misleading as you have to give it a query first. It will then show you some graphs and […]

Windows Vista setting new standards for Find-as-You-Type searching

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Very interesting read from a user interface point-of-view. I stumbled upon a walkthrough of Windows Vista. An interesting perspective here is that the search field has gotten a prominent position on the Start menu itself. From BentUser – Windows XP and Vista Side-by-Side (via MadMan’s LinksMatic: Windows XP vs Vista): The start menu has evolved […]

Technorati Tips and Tricks

Friday, January 20th, 2006 by Thomas Watson Steen

Technorati is for blogs what Google is for the rest of the web: The #1 place to go when searching for a topic of interest. One of its most powerful features is the ability to use tags – the so called Technorati Tags. Technorati Tags are small linked words situated somewhere inside your post (in […]

Sharing data is the first step toward community

Friday, January 20th, 2006 by Jesper Rønn-Jensen

Via popular list I found this quote from an IBM Linux commercial

Collecting data is only the first step toward wisdom
but sharing data is the first step toward community

Search Engine Optimization in the news

Monday, December 12th, 2005 by Thomas Watson Steen

Lately Search Engine Optimization – or SEO in short, have been the big topic in the tech-news. Rand Fishkin – one of the big SEO players – has now been interviewed by Newsweek about the business and how he is doing his job.

On-Site Searching Still Stinks

Sunday, December 4th, 2005 by Thomas Watson Steen

Blogs, big corporations, newspapers, tech sites, etc. – they all have a search engine where you can search their content. But in many cases the results you get always seems to be some stupid internal meeting memo that has nothing to do with the product you where searching for. How come? How can we build better search engines?