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Since you posted the question with tags I assume you saw StackExchange's tag search feature for adding tags, why not use something similar for searching tags and mix that with a few recommended tags. This way you can limit the number of tags you display by default, simply show tags related to the current video and curious users will click them to see ...


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You could use an infinite scrolling list, so you only load the first X amount of results (this should be fairly quick). If the user scrolls down towards the bottom, then you load in the next X amount ready for viewing.


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I agree that we can certainly improve search and a lot can be done to make both the technology and experience efficient and user friendly. With current technologies Given the current state of technology, I think the following should be included in search engines: Auto-suggest Better categorisation. Now, this can go bad if not implemented properly as ...


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If anyone had an answer that wasn't 'in a book' or 'copy Google' they'd probably keep their lips sealed for exactly the reason your questions alludes to: search is big business and still often a big problem, if you can make it better you can make money. In the interim here's a few things that most websites are missing from their search functionality that ...


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No, And it's pretty common too. Many times a system of search results will show a result set based on instances of words that aren't necessarily evident to the user when looking at the listed results. Some examples Ebay, with their 'search description too' option. This allows the user go through hidden fields from the context of a results list to find ...


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I will share my experience as a user first. I browse https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/ a lot of times to watch wwdc videos. To reach the content of my interest fast I search the page for a keyword. Now in most of the cases I find more results than number of words related to my keyword appear on the screen. Obviously they are hidden in the table ...


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Yes. It depends if you search or filter. You correctly said you are filtering rather than searching. So, it would confuse the user to see an entry which has no visible matches. All the more, as this filtering is usually completed with highlighting the matching search term in the results, we have nothing to highlight in this case, so users are going to ask ...


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No, it's not odd and happens quite often. For example, let's say you browse an online book store and look for a ravioli recipe. You probably won't get many books called ravioli or that have that word in a visible place, but you may get results like Italian Cuisine or Mediterranean Recipes or whatever. This is very common when using e-commerce scripts, you ...


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You're asking for a way to assess the Search on an e-commerce website, I think. And in German. These resources may help, aber alles ist in Englisch geschrieben: The Nielsen Norman group has lots of articles about search, and they back up their work with research. Have a look. It's in English. User Interface EWngineering has an article about faceted search ...


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As a user, if I'm trying to look for "photos" I'm likely not thinking about your site's hierarchy structure, whether there's News section and a Gallery section that has photos in it. Unless a tag search returns too many items, then filtering things down based on type provided by your site's hierarchy may make sense. So a good way to approach this would be ...


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The "containing" option will likely be more satisfying for users. With that option, they don't need to know how the item starts. Example: "tir" could find both "car tires" and "motorcycle tires". Neither option has much impact on the competitor "misuse" that you mentioned.


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On Google map (for exemple) you have also one research input field to search many different things (restaurant, street, address, hostel...) So you could use the same behavior : A smart research, but I would add exemples in the input field, like this : You can compile this solution, keeping the category dropdown menu. Here the user has the choice.


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I think search should be a 1-step thing and the categorization should be done by the software/app. If possible, allow the user to search in multiple categories. [Technically speaking, you can use Sphinx for this purpose] One good example of such technique is the older version of Spotlight on Mac. The user types his search query and the system categorizes ...


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Just follow the established search form similar to Amazon one (see below). If the user doesn't select a particular category, then it would search all categories for that particular keyword.



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