Archive for September, 2006

Blogs I Visit Regularly

Here are the 5 blogs that I visit regularly, in alphabetical order: Aaron Wall’s SEO Book This blog is focused on the search engines and the SEO world. Aaron usually makes some pretty good points. Danny Sullivan’s Blog Danny’s personal blog, where he talks about search engines as well as anything that comes to his […]

Research in Search Engine Labs

There is an article on Search Engine Watch that talks about the research going on in major search engine labs. Below is what each search engine lab is focusing on: Microsoft adCenter Labs Paid search Contextual ads Behavioral targeting Emerging markets Yahoo Labs How to know what to believe Trust models online and propagation What […]

Number of Browser Bugs

According to Symantec’s twice-yearly Internet Security Threat Report, the number of bugs found by browser during the first 6 months of this year is as follows: Mozilla browsers: 47 Internet Explorer: 38 Safari: 12 Opera: 7 Interesting that Mozilla browsers had more bugs than IE. I wonder if it’s because Mozilla is gaining in popularity, […]

Google Webmaster Tools: Part 3, Statistics Reports

This blog talks about the reports available under the Statistics tab in Google Webmaster Tools. The 4 main sections are: Query stats, Crawl stats, Page analysis, and Index stats. Let’s take a look at each one below: Query stats This page displays two main reports: 1) Top search queries (queries that most often return a […]

Google Webmaster Tools: Part 2, Diagnostic Reports

Once you have set up your site with Google Webmaster Tools, you’ll be able to view two types of reports: Diagnostic Reports and Statistics Reports. In this post, I’ll review the information available in the Diagnostic Tab. Under the Diagnostic tab, there are three main sections: Summary, Crawl errors, and Tools. Let’s take a look […]

Google Webmaster Tools: Part 1, Setting Up

In this post, I’ll talk about how to set up your site in Google Webmaster Tools. In subsequent posts, I’ll look at the reports available in Google Webmaster Tools. To add a site to Google Webmaster Tools, do the following: 1. Go to 2. Login with your Google account. 3. Type in your site […]

Yahoo Site Explorer

Yahoo Site Explorer ( is a service provided by Yahoo that shows what the Yahoo search engine knows about your site, specifically which pages are indexed, and the number of inbound links. If you register, you can submit a feed to Yahoo to ensure that Yahoo knows all your pages. The most useful part of […]

Comparing Major Search Engines

When it comes to the complexity of search engine algorithms, it is known that MSN is the least sophisticated, Yahoo (Inktomi) is better than MSN, and Google is the most advanced. With that in mind, it is slightly surprisingly to me that I’d find the following rankings for my SQL Tutorial site: Query Term = […]