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Engines idling roughly

The Standard [February 9, 2001]


Copyright (c) 2001 Standard Media International

Abstract: Less than half of all Web pages are indexed by search engines, but 6 out of 10 Web surfers spend one hour or more using them each week.

Review by Michael Levy:

A brief article, with good graphs and charts, that summarizes some recent studies of search engine use. Only 7% of web pages are accessed via a search engine but 60% of web surfers using a search engine for at least one hour a week. Despite a majority of users indicating they are frustrated with search engines within 15 minutes, 60% still rate their own searches as "often" successful. Of course, if Google indexes only 42% of all searchable pages and they are ranked number one in this category - who knows what users are missing.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: The Standard
Issue:February 9, 2001
Publisher:Standard Media International
Place of Publication:London, UK
Notes:Review courtesy of : Current Cites 12(2) (February 2001) ISSN: 1060-2356 Copyright 2001 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Subject: Internet search engines
Online access:,2799,22065,00.html
Record Number:8902
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00