September 19, 2001
When Osama bin Laden leads search engine requests
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "I join those mourning lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks on the United States last Tuesday. I'm still struggling to make sense of it all. In taking the oft-repeated advice that we seek a return to business as usual, I've found no escape from terrorism in returning to my work. To those of us who make a living tweaking and maximizing search terms on our clients' Web sites, it is often clear from what people are searching for on the Internet, what people are thinking about around the U.S. and the world. "Terrorism" now ranks at position No. 48 on the most frequently searched list I use."