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Looksmart Vertical Search Launches

Looksmart announced yesterday that it has relaunched as a Vertical Search Engine. Unveiling 161 new vertical search web sites spanning 12 different categories. Looksmart Press Release. Each vertical search site will offer results from the web, blogs and news as well as content and articles relevant to that vertical site. Some of the categories include; […]

Recommended Directories

This will be an on-going list of recommended directories based on ease of use, traffic, paid and free registration options and several other factors. Todays recommended directory is AbiLogic, which offers several registration options. See Below: The first option is a Premium Listing ($39.95 a year) which includes 4 additional links to inner pages of […]

Search Engine Ranking Factors

This is by far one of the best articles I’ve found explaining the many different factors a search engine takes into account that can positively or negatively effect a document’s (web page) rank. Search engine ranking factors by

Google Backlink Update October 20, 2005

Looks like Google is updating backlinks. I’ve noticed an increase of backlinks on several different sites, as well as PageRank being assigned to new recently added web pages. For more information on backlinks and how to check how many your site has see this Google Webmaster Center blog post.

Google Reader

Google launches a new feed reader (requires a Google account). The Google Reader (Beta) helps you organize content that your interested in and manage rss feeds from news sites and blogs. You can also use the search feature to find and share new content from sites related to your current sites of interest. Google Reader […]