Blog

How quickly can you scan pages of search results?

We tend to talk very glibly about scanning a list of results from a search without for one moment considering what this action involves. The speed at which the results can be scanned and appreciated in terms of their potential relevance varies from searcher to...

A practical guide to A/B testing – book review

One of the benefits of web technology is that it is relatively easy to make design changes to a web site or intranet both at the development stage and even when in production. The same is true of course of open source enterprise applications, such as e-commerce and...

Managing enterprise search PoC assessments

From many years of helping clients create new intranets or install a new search application I know beyond reasonable doubt that there are two processes where the project timeline will diverge from even the most detailed of forecasts. The first of these is in...

Enterprise search research in 2020

It is important to appreciate that enterprise content presents some significant challenges to search developers. There are likely to be tens of millions of files of uncurated content in a wide range of file formats and the subject scope will be quite focused compared...

Some recent reflections on enterprise search

  Since the beginning of the year I have posted a number of longer columns in LinkedIn Pulse in which I have reflected on a range of enterprise search issues in more length and detail than is my usual style in this blog. As the year comes to a close I have listed...