An initial investigation on the relationship between usage and findability

Colin Wilkie, Leif Azzopardi

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Ensuring that information within a website is findable is particularly important. This is because visitors that cannot find what they are looking for are likely to leave the site or become very frustrated and switch to a competing site. While findability has been touted as important in web design, we wonder to what degree measures of findability are correlated to usage. To this end, we have conducted a preliminary study on three sub-domains across a number of measures of findability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Retrieval
Subtitle of host publication35th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2013, Moscow, Russia, March 24-27, 2013. Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


  • information retrieval
  • findability
  • information architecture
  • website optimisation


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