Searching the Web: A survey of EXCITE users

Amanda Spink, Judy Bateman, Bernard J. Jansen

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Web search services are now a major source of information for a growing number of people. We need to know more about how users search Web search engines to improve the effectiveness of their information retrieval. This paper reports results from a major study exploring users' information searching behavior on the EXCITE Web search engine. The study is the first to investigate Web users' successive searching behavior as they conduct related searches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-128
Number of pages12
JournalInternet Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999



  • Search engine
  • Surveys
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics

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