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Search Engines, Browsers Still Confusing Many Web Users

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CyberAtlas: A two-year study by Alexa Research has revealed, that based on their searching habits, an alarming number of Web users are not particularly efficient at reaching their online destinations. Rather than entering a URL into the address field of their Web browsers, millions of Internet users enter the name of the site they want into the search box of their start-up homepage or other search engine. This study shows that for many, there's a conceptual misunderstanding of how to effectively navigate the Web. Some people think that their homepage is the Web, that they have to go through their homepage in order to get to the site they want. (2001-02-18)

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