Blinkx Review

BLINKX -- This little search utility quickly downloads, installs, and watches. Although its results lack the authority of a more comprehensive Google search, its results provide more reach than Google because you can see local documents, weblogs and content not normally among the top 20 results in a Google search. When you visit a page related to a news item or a web reference, a small icon in the upper right hand corner of your screen glows red or blue respectively. But I did not get the same effective response from the local (hard drive) search icon since I store most of my stash on removeable media.

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Journos begin at Google

CLONMEL -- I just got off the phone with a freelance journalist who went Googling and found something I wrote months ago. Now he wants to write a fresh piece about the item. According to Greg Jarboe, President and Co-Founder of SEO-PR, search engines have become an indispensable utility for journalists. "They've been assigned a story they are going to do some relevant searches," he said. "Do they find you or don't they? Where are they going to go look?"

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