Patterns for city searches

18 Jun 2009 - 9:22am
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Matthew Parker
2009

I'm looking for objective data on user search behavior, particular
with respect to city and town names.

When presented with a set of potential search fields that would
include typical location fields (street, city, state, zip), do users
experience more success when the CITY field is completely wild (i.e.,
searches the data intra-field, ignoring spaces or other punctuation),
or when the field is restricted and anchored (i.e., the search term is
assumed to be from the beginning of the field's data).

Any leads or points in the right direction would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt

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18 Jun 2009 - 8:05pm
Jarod Tang
2007

Hi Matt,

The biggest pattern is location awareness.

Cheers,
-- Jarod
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Matt Parker
<mattparker at aggienetwork.com>wrote:

> I'm looking for objective data on user search behavior, particular
> with respect to city and town names.
>
> When presented with a set of potential search fields that would
> include typical location fields (street, city, state, zip), do users
> experience more success when the CITY field is completely wild (i.e.,
> searches the data intra-field, ignoring spaces or other punctuation),
> or when the field is restricted and anchored (i.e., the search term is
> assumed to be from the beginning of the field's data).
>
> Any leads or points in the right direction would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Matt
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