Wolfram Alpha Live?

Fri 8 May 2009 09:02, Bas van den Beld

It's been the talk of the town in the last couple of weeks: Wolfram Alpha. It was supposed to be the "next Google killer". Yesterday Wolfram Alpha launched. And then it went down again. The site immediately had technical issues, not a good start.

The fact engine has had some big reviews already. Now 'the rest of us' can go ahead and test it.

With Wolfram Alpha you can search for very specific things like science, math, geography, demographics and more. To give you an idea watch this sneak preview. And off course try it out yourself, when its online again :).



Twitter search starts crawling & ranking

Thu 7 May 2009 16:01, Bas van den Beld

Twitter search starts crawling & ranking

It's a very interesting discussion: is Twitter a search engine or not? On Twitter itself people are discussing the subject and Any Atkins Kruger is talking about this subject on the International Social Media Summit on May 14th in London and without a doubt it will be a subject on SMX London.

Twitter search only searches within its own site, so judging by that Twitter itself is not a searchengine. Twitter search however might be one. And if the changes that Twitter's new VP of Operations, Santosh Jayaram confirmed on Tiecon2009 are really being made Twitter is one step closer to being a 'real' search engine.

Jayaram, a former VP of Search Quality for Google, told the audience and moderator, News.com’s Rafe Needleman, that Twitter Search will start crawling the links placed in tweets and begin to index the content of those pages.... read more



Embed Google Trends in your site

Thu 7 May 2009 14:04, Bas van den Beld

Google has launched a nice small feature to make your website stand out just a little bit more: the embeddable Google Trends Gadget

With this gadget you can track your favorite trends and embed them in your site. That way your trends will be updated automatically and you can share your trends with the sites visitors. A very nice and handy tool. See the example below.



SMX London 'upgrades to SMX Advanced'

Thu 7 May 2009 11:03, Bas van den Beld

SMX London 'upgrades to SMX Advanced'

In only two weeks time in London Search Marketing Expo London starts. SMX has taken the 'more advanced' road ever since it started but now has decided to make it all a litlle bit more advanced.

This Monday SMX decided to change the program considerably. No less than seven sessions were cancelled. The reason for the cancellation of the sessions is that the organization has noticed "much more interest in our advanced sessions than our SMX Boot Camp sessions".... read more


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Yahoo loses exclusive status at Vodafone

Thu 7 May 2009 09:23, Bas van den Beld

Yahoo loses exclusive status at Vodafone

Telecom operator Vodafone will not renew its exclusive sales agreement with Yahoo when it ends in June.

Vodafone wants to use several mobile sales networks to make more profit. Yahoo could still be one of them but will lose the exclusive status it has had for two years.... read more


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Follow Searchcowboys podcasts on iTunes

Wed 6 May 2009 13:08, Bas van den Beld, 2 comments

Europe stays behind in Trademarked bidding policy

Wed 6 May 2009 10:55, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

SEO Roadshow interview: Christine Churchill of Key Relevance

Tue 5 May 2009 13:20, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

A4UExpo Europe: an underestimated very good event

Mon 4 May 2009 14:30, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Online advertising spending in Europe increasing

Mon 4 May 2009 09:08, Bas van den Beld, 4 comments

Travel sites less visited through paid search

Fri 1 May 2009 14:16, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Our Daily Search Pic(k): Google's hypocricy

Wed 29 April 2009 12:00, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Yahoo Web Analytics 9.5: "Prepare to be WOW’ed"

Tue 28 April 2009 17:59, Bas van den Beld, 5 comments

A4UExpo day 1 in pictures

Tue 28 April 2009 17:24, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Our Daily Search Pic(k): What's Google suggesting?

Tue 28 April 2009 13:30, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

A4UExpo: Affiliates gathering in Amsterdam

Tue 28 April 2009 12:30, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

The Polish market: high potential in Eastern Europe?

Mon 27 April 2009 10:29, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

YouTube in a box

Mon 27 April 2009 09:04, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Our weekend reading list - April 18th - 24th

Fri 24 April 2009 17:30, Bas van den Beld, 3 comments

Social Networks more and more a source for shopping

Fri 24 April 2009 14:16, Bas van den Beld, 2 comments

UK internet users are shopping less

Fri 24 April 2009 09:01, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Green lights for Google Streetview car

Thu 23 April 2009 14:13, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Google's ultimate social network

Thu 23 April 2009 10:53, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Get Catalan mobile coverage info

Wed 22 April 2009 14:03, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Jaguar or Jaguar? Google Images knows

Wed 22 April 2009 11:09, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Display ads just as effective as search, says Google...

Wed 22 April 2009 09:01, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Google has 89% of French market

Tue 21 April 2009 14:08, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Our Daily Search Pic(k): Jeeves

Tue 21 April 2009 12:00, Bas van den Beld, 1 comment

Are you being served? Jeeves is back!

Tue 21 April 2009 09:20, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

Copernic launches Private Desktop Search

Mon 20 April 2009 14:35, Bas van den Beld, 0 comments

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