Is China the next big thing?

Jamie Gottlieb over at gives an interesting spin on the rampant growth of online marketing in China. She suggests the billion dollar investment by Yahoo!, the data center being developed by Google and IPOs like – all suggest … Read More

China search engine landscape article

Since my fellow contributing editors are providing information about regional search engines, I decided to post an article I wrote prior to speaking at Search Engine Strategies “Global Search Landscape” session in Chicago. Our own Andy Atkins-Kruger, Web Certain and … Read More

The Search Engine Landscape in Denmark

Inspired by Kristjan’s post about Iceland, here is a short run down of the Search Engine Landscape in Denmark The search market in Denmark has historically, until the worldwide Google dominance, been driven by local directory Jubii (sold to Swedish … Read More

The Iceland Search Landscape

There are three regional search engines in Iceland (Home Made / no www) (Home Made /Google for www through XML) Embla (Home Made / No www) Then there is Google and (the fourth local one, mostly used … Read More

Top 10 Dutch websites = Search

In the Netherlands are the top 10 websites of 2005 mostley Search Search and Search: 1. Google 2. Startpagina (Directory) 3. 4. Markplaats (Search too?) 5. (people search) 6. 8. Speuders (Search too?) 10. eBay (Search too?)

.eu domain registrations lag behind in Spain

As Nick Wilsdon reported, the .eu domain has been available since December 7th. But it looks like Spanish companies have showed little interest for the all European domain. The day registration opened to registered trademark owners, had little impact on … Read More

Japan wants its own search engine

Seems the Japanese government wants the people of Japan to have its own search engine. One developed by the Japanese for the Japanese to counter the presence of Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan and others.

7,000 web sites in Azerbaijan

AzerNews reports that there are now 7,000 web sites registered in Azerbaijan in a wide variety of languages. 3,000 are in the Azeri language, 830 in Turkish, 1,300 in English and 1,600 in Russian. A good example of the linguistic … Read More

Japan's goo lab to test "speech assisted search"

NTT Resonant ( has started the “Speech Assisted Search” text at goo lab ( With this technology, a mobile user can speak the search word instead of typing it. In order to use this service, a user would access the … Read More

Yahoo! China to offer free websites for SME's

Yahoo! China will provide free websites for small and medium enterprises (SME’s) in a move to jumpstart e-commerce in China. It will also increase Yahoo! China’s base of businesses for advertising opportunities. With more than 23 million SMEs in China, … Read More

Yandex release desktop search for Russia

Yandex, the Russian mega-portal, announced today the release of their desktop search software; Yandex Personal Search The software can be downloaded from their site free of charge and runs on Windows 98, 2000, XP and 2003. It allows textual searching … Read More