MetaSearch - Searching Several Search Engines In One Go.

The Pandia Metasearch Engine: Searching several search engines and directories in one go.What is the most effective way of searching the Internet? Not one search engine covers more than 30% of the entire Web, so often you have to use more that just one search engine to find what you are looking for. When using the Pandia Metasearch Engine you...
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European Search Engine Alliance To Challenge Google

Search: dominated by the USNot only is the search engine industry dominated by Google - most searches done world wide today are done by one of the three giants: Google, Yahoo! and MSN, all American companies.It is not that the Europeans haven’t contributed to search engine development. Yahoo’s search engine is for instance partly based on the AlltheWeb search engine,...
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The Answer Search Natural Language Search Engine

The Norwegian company Stochasto is getting ready to launch their natural language search engine, Answer Search, in English.When you use a traditional search engine, the best you can hope for is normally an answer to the question "where can I find information about this or that?". You select the web search results that seems to be the most relevant and...
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Eur 400 Million To The European Search Engine Quaero

Part 1 - AnnouncementThe French news agency AFP recently published an article on the progress of the European search engine Quaero.The Quaero project was announced last summer by the French president Chirac. AFP has been talking to Jean-Luc Mollet at Thompson, a project leader of the Quaero project. Obviously, he has not been sleeping on the job. A presentation of...
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Google Leaves Norway

Google decides to close down its engineering team in Trondheim, Norway. Pandia takes a look at what this will mean for Google and Norway.It is a bit strange, but tiny Norway does in fact have one of the leading search engine technology clusters in the world, focused on the university in Trondheim.This was the research environment that gave birth to...
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The Web Search Behavior Of Adult Learners

An EU Socrates project has mapped the search strategies of adult learners. There is something in it for other searchers and search engine marketers as well.When designing web sites and other types of information architecture it is important to know how users behave. Quite a few designers and search engines optimizers have found themselves at loss when surfers refuse to...
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Desktop Search Tools

2004 saw the birth of a large number of search tools designed to search your own computer.Given that the search tools in Windows, Office and Outlook are suboptimal to say the least, this new software makes it possible to find documents and emails fast and effectively. Which one you should pick is a matter of taste. We have grown fond...
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How to Find the Right Enterprise Search Solution

How to Find the Right Enterprise Search SolutionNote: The report “The Landscape of Enterprise Search” is no longer for sale. What kind of internal search engine should your company or organisation choose for your own data collections?Enterprise search software are search technologies developed for companies and organizations that need search solutions for all the data their employees produce, being that...
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Pay Per Click Search Engines

Pay per click search engines (PPC) has become an integrated part of search engine optimization. They are all based on the auction principle. You make a bid for a certain keyword or keyword phrase, and the amount decide the ranking. On this page you will find selected PPC search engines, as well as resources that will help you make the...
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The End Of Yahoo! Search. Bing Takes Over.

Yahoo! is to abandon its own search technology, according to a deal it has made with Microsoft. Bing will power Yahoo! Search. Pandia looks at what it means for searchers.So now it is clear. After much haggling, quarreling and hateful words, there will be a Yahoo!/Microsoft deal. However, we are not talking about Microsoft taking over Yahoo! and its search...
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Pandia Search Detective

The Pandia Search Engine Detective is Pandia's resource section for search intelligence. Here we list the best search oriented sites and blogs on the Internet.If you are looking for the latest search engine news from Pandia, visit our search news page.The best sites on search enginesSome advice on finding up to date search engine news and information.There was a time...
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Pandia SearchWorld

Search World was Pandia's section for news and the latest headlines on Web searching and much more. The section was to to bring you the latest webmaster news updates several times a week.The section is no longer updated, but some of the popular articles of this section are made available for visitors at our archives section. You can use them...
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How To Make Use Of Link Baiting And Viral Marketing

One efficient way of generating backlinks is using link bait; coming up with an idea that gets people talking about your site and linking your way. Pandia picked the brains of link baiting experts at the Search Engine Strategies conference.The moderator of the link baiting session, Jeffrey Rohrs, President of Optiem, made a few comments about the importance of link...
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301 Redirect Best Practices

The theory of 301 redirects is often overblown in the Internet-verse, and most website owners tend to get confused or think otherwise when it comes to 301 applications on their websites. So, the purpose of this article is to simplify the concept and break it into easily digestible bit sizes that clear all your confusions and put you on the...
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5 Easy Ways To Make A Customized Search Engine

Returning visitors are an important part of a successful web site. And if you give them something special, some boon that your competitors don't offer, chances are your visitors will come back. Building your blog or web site and researching your topic you have most likely gained knowledge that your users could benefit from. Why not offer them a customized...
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