[thelist] PHP Search Engine

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Thu Mar 16 15:27:56 CST 2006

Paul Bennett wrote:
> Just a note to BEWARE of a LOT search engine software. 
> Case in point: - (No, I'm *not* picking on Ron here, just illustrating a rant er... Point)
> http://tinyurl.com/o56lx

Not to dispute your point Paul, which I am not qualified to do anyway, 
but context and user behavior should be taken into account when 
evaluating any software.  When I changed your query from searching an 
exact string using quotes to a group of keywords, and removing the "City 
of Aurora - " part of the query (after all, why would a user enter that 
when they're already on the COA website?), the correct page was #1 in 
the results.  E.g.:


Of course your query should have worked just fine, but Zoom isn't quite 
so bad as your demo might lead one to believe.

Max Schwanekamp

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