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Do Search Engines Suck?

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Since the early days of the web, search engines and "portals" (like Yahoo, Excite, AltaVista and InfoSeek) have been the pervasive way to get around. Are they delivering the goods?

Which search engine or directory works the best? You may check more than one.

0% (0) Alta Vista
0% (0) Excite
0% (0) InfoSeek
8% (1) Lycos
0% (0) Newhoo (Netscape)
0% (0) Web Crawler
58% (7) Yahoo
50% (6) Other

12 voters have answered this question.

Are you satisfied with the results you get from search engines?

33% (4) They work well for me
66% (8) They need improvement
0% (0) I don't use them

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Are you satisfied with portals and directories?

18% (2) Yes, they work well for me
63% (7) They need improvement
18% (2) I don't use them

11 voters have answered this question.

Do you think it would make it easier to surf and find things if more sites linked with each other?

58% (7) Definitely
25% (3) I'm not sure
16% (2) No way

12 voters have answered this question.

Do you think the surfing experience could be improved? Click the top three changes only.

50% (6) Link more related sites together
58% (7) Have a system that knows what I like
58% (7) Make searches better
33% (4) Organize directories better
58% (7) Reduce the "clutter" of sites
8% (1) Have someone help me find things

12 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 1998-12-09 19:38:22 by dave
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