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Articles and Papers

3 SEO Myths About Information Architecture
by Shari Thurow (3/18/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Information Organization, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Shari Thurow shares some of the common myths and misconceptions that search engine optimizers have about information architecture in an effort to help SEOs understand an information architect’s point of view.

A Simple Guide To Understanding The Searcher Experience
by Shari Thurow (9/14/2012)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: When search engine optimization (SEO) professionals talk about the searcher experience, they often cast their personal mental models onto the minds of searchers. What is your role in understanding and delivering a successful searcher experience?
Note: Thurow, Shari. (14 September 2012) A Simple Guide To Understanding The Searcher Experience. Search Engine Land. Retrieved from http://searchengineland.com/a- simple-guide-to-understanding-the-searcher- experience-132393# on 20 September 2012.

Adding Search to Your Site
by Avi Rappoport (2000)
Subject: Search Technology, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This article explains how to prepare you site for a search engine and what features to look for in a search engine. It covers such topics as the difference between remote and local search, how to get your site indexed, search forms and displaying search results.

Best Practices and Future Visions for Search User Interfaces: Position Paper PDF Document
by David G. Hendry (2003)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The author argues that progress in search requires vigorous inquiry into how search can be embedded into application environments such as those for decision-making, personal information collecting, and designing.
Note: This links to a PDF document.

Clarifying Search: A User-Interface Framework for Text Searches
by Don Byrd, W. Bruce Croft, Ben Schneiderman (1997)
Subject: Interface Design, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This paper proposes a new framework for the user interface design of text searches. The purpose is to improve users' learning rate, comprehension, and task control.

Faceted Metadata for Image Search and Browsing PDF Document
by Marti Hearst, Kevin Li, Kirsten Swearingen, Ka-Ping Yee (2003)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The authors present a new method of image searching based on conceptual descriptors. This method differs from the traditional methods of image searching that are based on keywords and visual similarity.
Note: This links to a PDF document.

Findability, SEO, And The Searcher Experience
by Shari Thurow (1/21/2011)
Subject: Findability, Information Organization, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: All too often, we hear web developers, search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, usability practitioners, and even search engine reps justify decisions with the claim that it is "good for the user experience." And we blindly accept that explanation. Shari helps clear things up by defining what the user experience is, especially when referring the searcher experience.

Finding IA at the Enterprise Search Summit (6/20/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: In May 2011, Shari Thurow and Noreen Whysel attended Enterprise Search Summit East on a quest to discover the role of information architecture in Enterprise Search. Read on to discover how the enterprise search community is embracing information architecture theory and practices. Part 1 of a series of two articles.

From E-Sex to E-Commerce: Web Search Strategies PDF Document
by Bernard J. Jansen, Tefko Saracevic, Amanda Spink, Dietmar Wolfram (2002)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The authors examine the idea that human information needs and searching behaviors are evolving along with Web content.
Note: This links to a PDF document.

Information Seeking on the Web: An Integrated Model of Browsing and Searching
by Chun Wei Choo, Brian Detlor, Don Turnbull (2000)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This paper presents findings from a study of how knowledge workers use the Web to seek external information as part of their daily work.

Interview with Louis Rosenfeld, Author of Search Analytics (7/8/2011)
Subject: Information Scent, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: As search engine optimization (SEO) professionals, we focus on keywords, aboutness, and information scent. What keyword phrases best describe a webpage, a graphic image, and/or a video? How can we ensure that information scent gets stronger from search engine results page (SERP) to a web page on our websites? Shari Thurow interviews Louis Rosenfeld for SearchEngineLand.com, part one of two in the series.

Keyword Classification: Understanding The "Why" Of SEO
by Shari Thurow (6/6/2012)
Subject: Card Sorting, Information Architecture - Practices, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Keyword classification is often the missing ingredient in SEO plans. Without understanding the reasons why people search, search engine optimizers will often misinterpret or improperly classify keyword phrases. How do we understand the why part of the optimization process?

Long Tails and Short Queries: An Interview with Amanda Spink
by Staff Boxes and Arrows (10/16/2006)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Amanda Spink talks with Christina Wodtke on why searchers still cannot ask a useful question of a search engine, and how Google may be part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Note: Boxes and Arrows

Part Two: Interview with Louis Rosenfeld, Author of Search Analytics
by Shari Thurow
Subject: Information Scent, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: In Part 1 of my interview with renowned information architect Lou Rosenfeld, author of Search Analytics for Your Site: Conversations with Your Customers, he defined site search analytics (SSA), suggested keyword patterns to monitor, and outlined some differences between web searchers and site searchers. In Part 2, we discuss relevancy scores, site search analytics that can improve navigation, some insightful tests you can use on your own site.

Putting it Together: Taxonomy, Classification & Search
by Jeff Morris (2003)
Subject: Classification, Ontologies, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The integration of taxonomy, classification, and search is covered in this article. The author reviews several possible software solutions.

Putting SEO in Its Place: An Information Architecture Strategy
by Nathaniel Davis (12/5/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: In theory, the subject of optimizing the presentation of content within a domain for discovery by search engines falls into the activities of information seeking and search behavior. For the Web, this practice is consistent with the practice of information architecture.
Note: From UX Matters

Search and You May Find
by Jakob Nielsen (1997)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This article addresses common aspects of search, including scoped, Boolean and advanced searches.

Searching versus Finding PDF Document
by W.A. Woods (4/5/2004)
Subject: Information Retrieval, Organization, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Finding information and organizing information so that it can be found are two key aspects of any knowledge management strategy.

SEO Smackdown: Information Architecture vs. Technical Architecture
by Shari Thurow (9/2/2011)
Subject: Expert Opinions, Findability, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Shari Thurow discussses the relative importance of information architecture in designing SEO solutions for websites.

The Fundamentals of Quality Search
by Gerry McGovern (2001)
Subject: Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Explores how a web site can improve the way it allows its readers to search and provides nine guidelines for designing a search feature.

Toward Usable Browse Hierarchies for the Web Microsoft Word Document
by Kirsten Risden (1999)
Subject: Experience Design, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The goal of the following study was to determine the potential usefulness of tracking traversal patterns through a browse hierarchy as a way to monitor confusion and determine its source. The major conclusion that can be drawn from this study is that this method is a useful and insightful way to monitor user experience.
Note: This links to a Microsoft Word document.

Using Categories to Improve Search PDF Document
by Edward Cutrell, Susan Dumais (2003)
Subject: Interaction Design, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: The authors explore ways in which categories can be leveraged to improve search. An interface named SWISH is presented, in which search results are automatically categorized, and pages in the same category are grouped together.
Note: This links to a PDF document.

Utilizing a Users Context to Improve Search Results Microsoft Word Document
by Peter Gremett (2003)
Subject: E-commerce, Experience Design, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This paper describes some design practices for providing a scoped search interface for an e-commerce site.
Note: This links to a Microsoft Word document.

Why You Need Your Very Own Taxonomy
by Tom Smith (2001)
Subject: Classification, Ontologies, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: This article is an introduction to taxonomies and faceted classifications.


Books

Designing the Search Expience: The Information Architecture of Discovery
by Tony Russell-Rose, Tyler Tate (1/2/2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Search is not just a box and ten blue links. Search is a journey: an exploration where what we encounter along the way changes what we seek. But in order to guide people along this journey, we must understand both the art and science of search.
Note: Russell-Tate, Tony and Tyler Rose. (2013). Designing the Search Experience: The Information Architecture of Discovery. Waltham, MA Morgan Kaufmann.

Organizing Knowledge: An Introduction to Managing Access to Information
by John Farrow, Jennifer Rowley (2000)
Subject: Information Organization, Information Retrieval, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: For the third edition, this standard text on knowledge organization and retrieval has been extensively revised and restructured to accommodate the increased significance of electronic information resources.

Search Analytics for Your Site: Conversations with Your Customers
by Lou Rosenfeld (7/2011)
Subject: Information Architecture - Practices, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Any organization that has a searchable web site or intranet is sitting on top of hugely valuable and usually under-exploited data: logs that capture what users are searching for, how often each query was searched, and how many results each query retrieved. Search queries are gold: they are real data that show us exactly what users are searching for in their own words. This book shows you how to use search analytics to carry on a conversation with your customers: listen to and understand their needs, and improve your content, navigation and search performance to meet those needs.
Note: Rosenfeld, Louis, Search Analytics for Your Site: Conversations with Your Customers. New York: Rosenfeld Media, 2011. Print, PDF, and eBook.

Search Engine Visibility
by Shari Thurow (2002)
Subject: Search Technology, Searching, Web Development
Language: English
Abstract: Thurow discusses ways you can construct your website so it is usable for your users, and indexable by the major search engines.

Search Patterns
by Jefferey Callender, Peter Morville (2/1/2010)
Subject: Patterns, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: O'Reilly guide to Search Patterns. Companion website serves as a gateway to the Search Pattern Library, our colorful public collection of examples, patterns, and anti-patterns.


Web Sites and Resources

Search Engine Watch
Subject: Search Technology, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: Search Engine Watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. The site was created by Danny Sullivan, an Internet consultant and journalist. The site is now part of the Clickz Network.

Search Patterns Library
by Jefferey Callender, Peter Morville (2/1/2010)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Patterns, Searching
Language: English
Abstract: a gateway to the Search Pattern Library, our colorful public collection of examples, patterns, and anti-patterns.


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