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Chapter 2. Browsers > Search and Ye Might Find

Search and Ye Might Find

Overview

Most internal web site search engines are rendered useless because they rely on automatic indexing to return results. Useful searches require human intervention to properly map search queries with meaningful search results.


Professional There are two types of search engines: useful and useless. Some searches help, and some hinder. How many times have you gone to a site’s search engine only to end up getting lost and frustrated? Web navigation can be a challenge for some users, so they see a search engine as a lifeline. As their search queries return meaningless results, however, they feel like they’ve been given a pair of cement boots.


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