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Tuesday, 25th July 2006

Become.com's Search Zoom Filtering Feature; Package Tracking From Web Engines; JotSpot Updates to Offer More Collaborative Tools

+ Become.com Launches Search Zoom Filtering Feature (via Search Engine Watch)
Brian Smith takes an in-depth look at a few of the useful changes (in our opinion) at shopping research engine, Become.com. More than worth a look.

+ Package Tracking from Major Web Engines
MSN Search now offers an option to track packages for DHL, FedEx, UPS, and USPS. New idea? Nope. Google, Yahoo, and Ask.com have offered this service for some time. What's also interesting to note is that a person who doesn't read the blog post or this blog would have no idea about this feature. A simple MSN search for "package tracking" provides no information. The same is true for FedEx tracking.

What others offer:
++ Yahoo (FedEx and United States Post Office): enter company plus tracking number.
A search for package tracking does offer info about the feature.

++ Google
Offers FedEx, USPS, and UPS. A search for package tracking offers no info about the feature or search box.

++ Ask.com
Offers tracking for DHL/Airborne, USPS, UPS, and FedEx. A search for "package tracking" offers you options for all four companies. Ask also includes the toll-free number for further assistance and a direct link to the company's home page. Also, Bloglines, another Ask.com product, allows you to track packages and receive updates via RSS for FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal. This service was launched in March 2005.

+++ 4INFO.net also offers package tracking via web, mobile web, and SMS. UPS and FedEx only.

+ Collaboration: JotSpot Upgrades Wikis

The upgrade, known as JotSpot 2.0, provides new page types for these areas, along with simple web pages on which users can work together. With the upgrade, JotSpot is also looking to provide some of the capabilities of Microsoft Office and Outlook, even as Microsoft moves more of its own software online.

+ Phil Bradley on Google's Librarian Video
Phil wonders why no European libraries could take part. He goes on to say that the search tips are, "nothing really earth shattering" as far as the info pro goes.

+ Only 11 Percent Of Searchers Use One Word Queries (via SEW Blog)

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