Do You Want Your Search Results Visual?
from the a-picture-is-worth-how-many-words? dept
Over the years, there have been many attempts to reorganize search results — and while they may be useful in a few specific circumstances, it still seems like the good old fashioned search engine results pages are the most efficient way for most people to find what they’re looking for. However, that won’t stop others from trying. The latest is from Groxis, who has been around for a while, but is now offering their visual map search results for free via the web (using Yahoo’s search results). It does seem like a lot of fun to play around with — and there probably are some types of searches where it will be useful, but it still seems like most people have found the traditional text lists found on search engines to be “good enough” for most searches, which will make it fairly difficult to get people to switch.