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February 04, 2006

The searches prolurker turns up in *shaking my head*

I am amazed by the search strategies some folks seem to use to find things online. I often thing random pages might be as good at provide answers for some of these queries. This sample is from the last three hours.

    1. Oil manager guest book for 2006/2007 include email address
    2. A sample dissertation problem statement on urbanization necessary for Internet diffusion in a country
    3. California teen scholarship pagent tips (misspelling in original)
    4. Professional dive jobs in Hawaii and the pay scale

Plus there are three different vanity searches.

None of these searches have any quotation marks in them so the results are going to have a very high noise ratio. LOL Of which prolurker is part of the noise, since all of these searches take folks to large archive pages which will not provide them with useful information related to their searches. *sigh*

Though I do have to admit it is an interesting mix of topics.

Possible searches that might yield better results:

    1. "Oil manager" "guest book" 2006 2007 include "email address" (kind of hard to propose an alternative when I have no idea what this person is really looking for. LOL)
    2. "dissertation problem statement" urbanization "internet diffusion"
    3. California "teen scholarship pageant" tips
    4. "professional dive jobs" Hawaii "pay scale"

When I am using a long search string I try to put something in quotes just to narrow down the search and keep me out of less than useful blog archives.

Posted by prolurkr at February 4, 2006 06:48 PM

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