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Site search from the guys who should know better

Posted on 28 March 2008 by Demian Turner

Quite a nice snippet from the php_london ML by Michael Stillwell

Site searches are really really bad. Even from organisations that should know how to do search. I really don’t understand why.

Try, e.g.

http://search.oracle.com/search/search?start=1&nodeid=&fid=&keyword=oracle+client+download&group=All

(Business Intelligence Beans Installation Guide and Release Notes as first result)

versus

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:oracle.com+oracle+client+download

Or

http://www.mysql.com/search/?q=query+browser+download&charset=&x=0&y=0
(Greek as first result)

versus

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:mysql.com+query+browser+download

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