Open-source search engine launches

Wikia search launches in alpha to a rapturous lack of applause. Only time will tell if the human edited search results will help improve the quality of the search results, but Google can rest easy for the immediate future.

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Google gets approval for DoubleClick deal

The Federal Trade Commission approves the Google acquisition of DoubleClick in the US. Approval is still required in the EU, but does this decision clear the way for the search engine giant to continue its march towards total domination of online marketing?

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Google uses human power for its search results

Google reveals a little more about how it uses human review panels to assess the quality of its search results. Not new news as such but some interest comments from Google’s Director of Research, Peter Norvig

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Google develops online encyclopedia

Google introduces the knol – a unit of knowledge – and launches challenge to wikipedia. Google the content indexer becomes Google the content provider.

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Google’s search market share increases

Google increases its market share in the US. As the search engine giant increases its grip on search engine marketing, what can Yahoo, MSN and the remaining competition do?

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Small businesses not investing in search

An interesting survey finds that business in the UK are reluctant to invest in search engine marketing, despite the fact that 76% of those that do see positive results on sales.

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Two years of Google’s analytics tool

As Google Analytics celebrates its second birthday, Google’s European Head of Web Analytics Brian Clifton answers questions and looks at the future of web analytics.

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