It's been almost 6 months since I last sat down to take a look at how search is doing. At that time I was looking for relevant and timely information on a Tsunami that happened off the California coastline.
Prior to that I had written articles on search relevancy in which I questioned how well the search engines were doing with helping users find answers to their problems.
So I thought I'd address the issue again, since it's been a while to give you my thoughts and feelings on how search is improving.
Let me tell you that in the past 6 to 12 months I'm almost exclusively using Google now. In past articles I said I preferred Google but did use Yahoo! and even Ask Jeeves but now it's all Google.
The growth and popularity of blogs in general has been phenomenal within a very short period of time. Blogs or web logs as they were previously called is where all the action on the World Wide Web is, right now.
It is amazing how quickly web sites have been relegated to the back seat. Actually the role of web sites is rapidly being re-defined but it is clear blogs will be the place where all the traffic will be congregating for a long time to come. What some thought was a passing fad is clearly here to stay and is a permanent development that has already had far reaching effects on communications and the way we transmit and receive information.
Yet most entrepreneurs who have quickly jumped onto the blog bandwagon do not seem to fully understand and appreciate what blogs are really all about. Worse still, many of those who have remained away have no idea what all the fuss is about.