TITLE

Does Anyone RTFM?

AUTHOR(S)
Bates, Mary Ellen
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
EContent;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the failure of some electronic content sites to design a graphical interface for building search queries and analyzing results. According to the author, she had been reviewing the advanced search pages of the major search engines and have come to the realization that they still have a long way to go in terms of intuitive search interfaces. Both Google and Yahoo! do a good job of including links from the main page to the advanced page and providing good documentation. Unfortunately, Live.com and Ask.com hide their links to the advanced search option. Worse, Gigablast has an advanced search page with very few options.
ACCESSION #
23780447

 

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