Third Door Media is currently looking for a Deputy Editor to help drive its industry-leading coverage for Search Engine Land. The Deputy Editor supports the Editor-in-Chief with the day-to-day editorial management of Search Engine Land, which includes tasks such as story planning, staff assignment management and editing. The Deputy Editor is also a high-volume reporter who creates news and feature copy daily for the brand. Search Engine Land is synonymous with SEO and SEM, so we're looking for someone who has either covered those topics extensively for a media brand, or has worked as a professional search marketer and has solid editorial chops. This is a remote position.
Search engines that aren't Google rarely have much that's interesting to offer to the average consumer. But Omnity, a new search engine aimed at researchers -- or even just students doing their homework -- offers some glimmers of something new that make it worth taking notice. Search, as we know it, is ripe for some sort of change, after all. Google is certainly working to bake search more fully into our cars, phones and other devices. Specialized search engines -- for flights, places to stay, even .gifs
Powerset, Inc., based in San Francisco, is on the verge of offering an innovative natural-language search engine, based on linguistic research at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). The engine does more than merely accept queries asked in the form of a question. The company claims that the engine finds the best answer by considering the meaning and context of the question and related Web pages. "Powerset extracts deep concepts and relationships from the texts, and the users query and match them efficiently to deliver a better search," Powerset CEO Barney Pell says. Even though attempts have been made at natural-language search for decades, Powerset says that its system is different because it has solved some of the fundamental technological problems that have existed with this kind of search.