Relevance ranking of Google: Are top ranked results really judged as more relevant by the users?

@article{Hariri2011RelevanceRO,
  title={Relevance ranking of Google: Are top ranked results really judged as more relevant by the users?},
  author={Nadjla Hariri},
  journal={Online Information Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={598-610}
}
Purpose – The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of relevance ranking on Google by comparing the system’s assessment of relevance with the users’ views. The research aims to find out whether the presumably objective relevance ranking of Google based on the PageRank and some other factors in fact matches users’ subjective judgments of relevance. Design/methodology/approach – This research investigated the relevance ranking of Google’s retrieved results using 34 searches… CONTINUE READING
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