[development] Heatmaps on Drupal.org

Gary Feldman dpal_gaf_devel at marsdome.com
Thu Aug 10 14:51:59 UTC 2006

Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> How would you define a succes reate of searches? We log search 
> requests too.
For starters, given a search and results, does the user look at them or 
immediately submit a different but related search?  If you look at a set 
of search results, do they seem to be related or disparate?  I haven't 
looked to see if there are any automated tools that help.  I could 
imagine automatically looking for a sequence of searches that are 
successively refined (e.g. search for word1, then search for word1 and 
word2), but that wouldn't find related word searches (e.g. search for 
"categories" then search for "vocabularies").

I'm sure there's more around this.  I just know enough to be dangerous, 
i.e., I know that search facilities are used heavily at many types of 
sites, and therefore they are an extremely important feature (perhaps 
the most important part of any product-oriented web site), but I haven't 
looked much at what makes a search facility good or bad.


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