August 1999

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HPInternet: Search engines losing ground on the Internet

A recent study by NEC Research Institute revealed an alarming fact about the Internet – search engines cannot keep up with its dynamic growth, in fact, they are losing ground. Search engines are ..

Crowley, B., Competitive Analysis Technologies

A recent study by NEC Research Institute revealed an alarming fact about the Internet – search engines cannot keep up with its dynamic growth, in fact, they are losing ground. Search engines are some of the most visited sites on the Internet because they help us find information. However, the Internet's dramatic growth has outpaced even the best search engines and now leaves us digging through that proverbial haystack looking for our needle. In December 1997, NEC Research conducted a similar study and found slightly over 320 million pages on the Internet. Of the top search engines in the 1997 study, AltaVista, HotBot and Northern Light had the highest returns for searches. The best wa

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