Skip to MAIN HEADING of this page, request immediate assistance, jump to this page's Major Navigation Hyperlinks section or to the BOTTOM of this page, or view or download a PDF version of this Web page's main contents (including associated hyperlinks):
PRIMARY NAVIGATION BUTTONS
***** 55-minute Audio Interview: Scsi's "World Class Level" Web site Design *****
SPECIAL NOTE: Learn what Scsi's "World Class Level" Web site design is all about by accessing the 55-minute recorded (audio-only MP3 file, 12 MB in size) interview Cincinnati Business Talk #158 Raymond Sonoff, Web Sites produced by Mike Roth, Cincinnati's longest-trained Sandler Trainer.
Ready to act? Call (859) 261-5908 to immediately reach Raymond Sonoff, President of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc., 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA. ... or send an e-mail message to "info AT sonoffconsulting DOT com" to get answers to your specific questions, or make immediate use of Scsi's Contact Form 1 Web page, and fill out the form's fields citing whatever you want addressed by Scsi.
NOTE: Relevant hyperlinks are included within the associated paragraphs to make your browsing session productive and all the more enjoyable.
The objective of Scsi's WebKISS™ Guide #7: What are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Search Tools and Engines? is simple: Provide its readers with a consolidated list of what key features are either present in or absent from various widely known and used search engines, search toolbars, and search services.
Among the major points covered in this document are the following:
Hopefully, you will find the information presented here to be of at least general use in your own quest for whatever you may consider to be an ideal search engine for your particular search-based requirements.
Where to start? If nothing else, the starting point will depend to a great degree upon your preferences for the style and desired features in a search engine.
Whatever works best for your purposes is, of course, the "name of the game" in search engine selection. But let's look at some more specifics of the most popular search engines now -- just in case you'd like to learn more or to compare notes with what Scsi has committed to in writing here.
The simplicity of the google.com search engine Web site belies its underlying complexity. In effect, less is more, and the reason that Google is the top-rated search engine is because it delivers on its promise to provide results that are extensive, rapidly provided, and in a display format that does not require a training manual to both understand and to appreciate. The displayed results are presented in a matter-of-fact format, and Google seldom disappoints Scsi in its findings. With that said, however, the Scsi P&KT Web site currently employs the Yahoo! search engine for its dual-domain search window (see Scsi's Web Site Best Practice #5). Let's now move on to other search engines for comparison purposes.
Listed below are just some of the numerous search engines that you might wish to visit and try out for yourself:
Is one search engine tool any better than another? That depends on the individual's preferences, doesn't it? After all is said and done, each of us will generally tend to gravitate toward using regularly whatever particular search engine that best "fills the bill" for the way we believe a search engine should. Moreover, this stance is one that should not only be expected but also respected and appreciated by one and all.
Well, once a user settles down to using a search engine regularly, incorporation of that search engine's toolbar as part of their Web browser often follows -- when this option is available. After all, if you know what you want and can get it integrated into your favorite Web browser, you've got the best of both worlds working for you. Such a deal you simply can not pass up. Of course, you might have to live with the situation where integration may not be available for your favorite Web browser. For those cases, you'll have to settle for using the search engine in standalone fashion, but that's how things turn out at times.
Scsi encourages you to visit various Search Engines' Web sites to see what they offer, including toolbar-based searching capabilities.
Even though many if not most searchers will be happy with either the choice of a search engine or the use of a search toolbar configuration used in conjunction with their favorite Web browser, there will always be some number of users who will decide, for whatever reason(s), to have others do their searching for them. If this is the case for you, here is a sampling of just two of the many search services available for you to choose from.
The HighBeam™ Research Web site provides its visitors with three tabbed categories of search: Library, Web, and Reference. The respective statements made on the Web site for each category are respectively stated as follows: Library -- More than 34 million documents from over 3,000 sources, going back as far as 20 years; Web -- Choice from among six Research Groups; References -- More than 20 different encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and thesauri that encompass 300,000 fact-filled reference documents.
The LexisNexis Web site provides its visitors with four tabbed categories of search: Product Name, Occupation, Task, and Featured Products. You are encouraged to visit the Web site for additional details and offerings.
NAVIGATION: MAIN HEADING of this page, view or download a PDF version of this Web page's main contents (including associated hyperlinks), jump to TOP of this page, or visit the Portal, Home, Expanded Home, Graphics-based Home, About Scsi, Site Map, Productivity, Scsi's WebKISS™ Guides, Other Web Sites, or Contact Us page of the Scsi P&KT Web Site.
Call (859) 261-5908 to immediately reach Raymond Sonoff, President of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. (Scsi), 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA, send an e-mail message to "info AT sonoffconsulting DOT com" to get answers to your specific questions, or access Scsi's Contact Form 1 Web page (or the thumbnail image provided below), and fill out the form's fields citing whatever you want addressed by Scsi.
Remember: If you have some questions to ask, wish to request additional information about specific topics, or want to send a request for proposal, Scsi will always welcome your inquiries and respond promptly -- often the very same day.
This Scsi's WebKISS™ Guide #7: What are the strengths and weaknesses of search tools and engines? Page was last updated, validated -- to assure full conformance to W3C's HTML5, CSS3, and WCAG Accessibility (Priorities 1, 2, and 3, inclusive) recommendations -- and uploaded on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 4:20 p.m. ET by Raymond Sonoff, President of 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA: Telephone: (859) 261-5908.