vertical search

12 May 2008 - 5:47pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

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?

hanks,

Mark

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13 May 2008 - 5:52am
Mark Schraad
2006

Thanks Pieter. I was really looking to find out if user understand
the difference.

Mark

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:
>
> http://www.searchenginejournal.com/vertical-vs-horizontal-search-
> engines/4274/
>
> http://www.straightupsearch.com/archives/2007/01/vertical_vs_hor.html
>
>
> 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?
>
> hanks,
>
> Mark
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