Search Engine Usability Investigation

Over the years, there are many reports, comments, study been done on the search engine. Today, I plan to do a small research on the search engine usability studies. So I build a small application that having 3 web browser control to host 3 top 3 search engine just like the picture below

The thing that really surprise me is GOOGLE actually leading in term of usability. I’m not talking about the simplicity BUT they actually care about user’s interaction with browser. The Google actually move the search textbox to the center of the browser. It straight away catch the user attention on where they should enter their keyword.

Another reason why Google still lead in the market. The lesson is beside accuracy of the results but USABILITY is very important.


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