|The Axandra newsletter archive - 31 May 2005|
to the latest issue of the Search Engine
This week, we're taking a look at the things Google knows about you.
In the news: Google launches Google Print beta, Ask Jeeves adds new features, Yahoo tests a new search feature and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Facts of the week: What Google knows about you|
Much has been said about Google collecting personal information from web surfers. Some people are even so disturbed by Google's data mining that they have completely banned Google from their web sites.
Google can collect even more information about you with its normal web search feature and other Google tools such as Blogger (if you use it).
Although nobody is forced to use Google's tools, some people find it problematic that a single company can collect that much information. Before you use Google's services, you should be aware that you'll share a lot of information about you with Google.
If you want to get high rankings on Google, take a loot at our ranking optimization tool.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
"Print.Google.Com makes official the search goliath's project to digitize the world's books. But the launch drew backlash from the Association of American University Presses, in the form of an open letter focusing on Google Library."
"A new twist on search that uses machine learning technology to give you a choice: View Yahoo! Search results sorted according to whether they are more commercial or more informational (i.e., from academic, non-commercial, or research-oriented sources)."
MSN China opens its doors
|3. Articles of the week|
"Who knew advertising would be one of the internet’s cash cows? Sergey Brin and Larry Page did."
|4. Recommended resources|
"I would recommend IBP to anyone."
|5. Previous articles|