Does anybody have any quick data, or a reference for user
understanding regarding the difference between web search and
vertical (within the current site) search?
Thanks Pieter. I was really looking to find out if user understand
On May 13, 2008, at 4:37 AM, Pieter Jansegers wrote:
> As I understand it, horizontal search is done by the typical search
> engines as we now them ( altavista, yahoo, google, live, gigablast ).
> They search in as many places as possible. It's like searching the
> all world area to find Bin Laden.
> Meanwhile vertical search engines look closely to one particular
> site (or type of sites). You can create such a search engines at
> http://topicle.com or using it to revisited all sites you love at
> http://lijit.com .
> This is like searching for a criminal in a particular area or city
> or even building.
> It's easier to have all the data of one particular place than that
> of all the world at first sight, yet if you really want all of the
> data it's pritty vast as well.
> It's the difference between a world's history course (horizontal)
> and the history of a particular school (vertical, remarking
> everybody of some importance to have studied there, who showed an
> interest in the school, who wrote about the school, ... ).
> You could read:
> On 5/13/08, mark schraad <mschraad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anybody have any quick data, or a reference for user
> understanding regarding the difference between web search and
> vertical (within the current site) search?
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