August 2002 Archive
Scirus and FAST announce a relaunched version of Scirus, a science-oriented search engine with both Web pages and Elsevier journal articles. Just remember that the journal articles are only available to subscribers. See also the FAST press release.
Like Google's programming contest from earlier this year, AlltheWeb now is having an AlltheWeb Alchemist contest offering prizes to the best designs received.
Inktomi's high-end paid inclusion program, Index Connect, now has over 1,000 customers according to their press release. Index Connect is for large Web sites with more than 1,000 pages to submit. Their program for smaller sites, Search Submit, has over 100,000 customers.
Now that both FAST and Google claim more than 2 billion pages, Inktomi now says the same. In a WebMaster World forum post an Inktomi rep says "We're now searching more than 2 billion web pages." Pandia has more. On a few quick checks, I find more results at AlltheWeb and Google than at MSN Search, but this will bear watching.
Fast Search and Transfer announces increased 2nd quarter profits.
Both AOL and iWon have now switched from Inktomi to Google for the Web pages search engine. AOL is also using Google ads. AOL-owned Compuserve and Netscape are now also searching the Google database and displaying ads. iWon just switched their search engine database to Google. The "Sponsored Listing" ads still come from Overture. See more at Pandia.
In AltaVista's press release on the one year anniversary of their paid inclusion program. "Since the introduction of Express Inclusion last year, more than 29,000 customers have used the service to ensure rapid inclusion and frequent updates of more than 82,500 URLs in AltaVista's global database. Beginning August 1, the service will refresh URLs in the Express Inclusion program every weekday. "