Re: Search Engine habits

Subject: Re: Search Engine habits
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:08:21 -0500

It depends. If I am doing an image search, I will routinely go past the
second page of results.

If I am doing an information search, I will rarely go to the second or
subsequent pages, because what I am looking for (or adequate information)
is found on the first page. If I have to go past 3 pages, I will often
refine the search terms.

-Wendy


On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 10:20 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> After an exchange in another thread, it occurs to me to ask:
>
> Does anybody on the list ROUTINELY search with Google, Yahoo or any of
> the other major engines and then actually look past the second page of
> results?
>
>
> Does anybody on the list RARELY(*)-but-sometimes search with Google,
> Yahoo or any of the other major engines and then actually look past the
> second page of results?
>
>
> I wanted to say "EVER", but everybody who's ever used search engines has
> had to go through the learning curve of seeing how rapidly the useful
> results drop off, meaning that everybody has had to look a few times
> before deciding that:
>
> A) There's not likely to be much useful stuff past the second page of a
> casual search and
>
> B) If you want there to be something useful on later pages of results,
> you have to take time up front to craft a very particular and
> well-thought-out search with all sorts of terms and conditions.
>
>
>
> - Kevin
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