IDG.net Teams With Google To Enhance Search Capability
Partnership Delivers Greater Ability to Acquire Technology Information From Over 300 IDG Websites Worldwide
BOSTON, Mass. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 9, 2001 – IDG.net, IDG’s Technology Directory of more than 300 sites worldwide, and Google Inc., developer of the award-winning Google search engine, today announced that IDG.net has implemented Google’s advanced SiteSearch[TM] technology. With this enhanced search capability, users looking for specific technology information on IDG.net will be able to quickly and easily access the information they need. This added functionality is part of the redesign of the IDG.net site, which improves usability by making information available under several category headings.
"IDG.net is globally recognized as the most comprehensive source for technology information on the web," said Jeff Julian, president and publisher, IDG.net. "This partnership, which aligns our award-winning content with Google’s intelligent search engine technology, creates a comprehensive tool that will enable business and technology leaders to instantly obtain the information they need."
Google is recognized worldwide for its advanced, easy-to-use search technology. Millions of IDG.net users will now benefit from Google’s fast and highly relevant SiteSearch technology to obtain targeted technology information from IDG.net’s resources of more than 300 websites. Last year, IDG.net increased the amount of traffic driven through its network by more than 300 percent. Now, Google’s enhanced search functionality enables IDG.net users to obtain quality, targeted information quickly and easily.
"Google’s search technology scales to vast amounts of content and data sources on all of IDG.net’s more than 300 technology websites," said Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Google. "Precise search tools are critical as they improve website navigation and boost user satisfaction, adding significant value for high-volume websites such as IDG.net."
The redesigned IDG.net homepage, unveiled today at www.idg.com, features an enhanced layout and interface that enables quick access to information and services. The new user interface ensures that the online experience is more productive by making information available in directory style categories or as search results. Optimized for speed, precision and comprehensiveness, IDG.net stands out from competitors by offering the most current information available in the form of news, product reviews, e-mail newsletters and access to white papers.
About Google Inc.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; WIRED magazine’s Reader Raves Award; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found on the Google site at www.google.com.
IDG.net is the IDG Online Network, one of the world’s largest networks of technology specific Web sites. Accessible to readers via the Web site www.idg.net, IDG.net comprises more than 300 IDG Web sites in 70 countries worldwide, including the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Network World and PC World product families. IDG.net serves the needs of technology decision-makers across the globe by providing local content, personalization, search, product information and up-to-the-hour technology news and analysis. IDG.net is powered by one of the world’s only global IT news organization, which has 2,000 journalists in 80 countries reporting from every continent in the world.
IDG.net is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading IT media, research and event companies. IDG publishes more than 300 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users one of the largest networks of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 300 targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through offices in 53 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www.idg.com.
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