RE: Search Engine habits?

Subject: RE: Search Engine habits?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 11:09:30 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 10:52 AM
> To: Geoff Hart; TECHWR-L Writing
> Subject: RE: Search Engine habits?
> I should have been more clear.
> I don't consider re-submitting a search with modifications to
> be going past the second page of the original search.
> You seem to be saying what I was already suggesting, that if
> the first attempt doesn't give much, or if the first attempt
> DOES give some interesting results, the logical next step -
> if one is needed - is to refine the search, and NOT to go
> paging to the tenth or fiftieth page of returns from your
> current search. In other words, anything past the second
> page of Google or Yahoo hits rarely gets seen, except by novices.
> The 28,800,219 hits on a term is just a count that Google
> tells you, but nobody will ever see more than the first tiny fraction.

That's conjecture. Surely JupiterMedia (now Forrester) or some other
company has actual stats on whether the results on the tenth page are
getting significant hits.

As to whether your fellow Whirlers (including me) are "novices," well,
that's another conversation... :-)

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