Searching the Web

A survey of EXCITE users

Amanda Spink, Judy Bateman, Bernard Jansen

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Abstract

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
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Search engine
  • Surveys
  • World Wide Web

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  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Searching the Web : A survey of EXCITE users. / Spink, Amanda; Bateman, Judy; Jansen, Bernard.

In: Internet Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999, p. 117-128.

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Spink, Amanda ; Bateman, Judy ; Jansen, Bernard. / Searching the Web : A survey of EXCITE users. In: Internet Research. 1999 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 117-128.
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