Posts by Tanya Goodin

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Counting the cost for Yahoo!

7 August 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Goodness Yahoo! is in a mess isn’t it? Having thought that he’d scraped through a shareholders’ vote of confidence Jerry Yang now finds that a recount of the votes cast against him has been demanded [...]

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One trillion web terms!

28 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

We all know that the web is rather large, in fact back in 98 when Pantani was rocking the world of cycling and our friends across the water were celebrating winning the World Cup, Big [...]

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Cuil goes live

28 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

It’s a new search engine So does Cuil Irish for knowledge and pronounced cool, live up to the hype? It claims to be bigger than Google (bigger is better right?) and provide more focus on [...]

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PageRank update

26 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Gives us something to chat about! So Matt Cutts has let it be known that there is going to be a PageRank update and indeed we are already seeing some new values apply. It seems [...]

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The older the better

23 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Content? Bah! Links? Bah! Age? Now we are talking! I have seen a few discussions of late which ties in with something I have seen on a few fronts. That is the fact that having [...]

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Firecrackers go bang!

16 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Office opens loudly! While we have been in China for quite a wee while now we had our offical opening today, complete with firecrackers. My first real experience of Chinese firecrackers at very close hand. [...]

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Semantic Search

15 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Natural language search engines evolving There is a really interesting post here by Pierre Far on how some search engines are developing the ability to understand and translate natural language search queries rather than the [...]

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Luddites and landscapes

12 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

In the 70s when I was still living at home I opened the door one day to an opportunist salesman who showed my parents an aerial photo of our house, taken the previous week by [...]

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MSN search results improve

11 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Well, things could only get better! If you can drag yourself away from Google for a few seconds then check out the search results at MSN as they are actually beginning to look half decent. [...]

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Online is still a good place to be

4 July 2008 | Tanya Goodin

Another day and more deeply depressing headlines about the UK economy. Firms ‘feel worst’ for 16 years and UK confidence near all-time low just two of the headlines on news.bbc.co.uk which greeted me this morning. [...]