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Types of Queries

Informational Search Queries
Informational Search Queries

Informational Search Queries What Is an Informational Search Query? Wikipedia defines informational search queries as “Queries that cover a broad topic (e.g., colorado or trucks) for which there may be thousands of relevant results.” When someone enters an informational search query into Google or another search engine, they’re looking for information – hence the name.

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Navigational Search Queries
Navigational Search Queries

Navigational queries can originate from both repeat and new visitors. A repeat visitor usually finds it simpler to type in a navigational keyword into a search engine and click on the link to the website, rather than type in a full URL in a browser’s address bar.

Transactional Search Queries
Transactional Search Queries

Transactional Query Identification in Web Search In-Ho Kang Computing LAB, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology inho97.kang@samsung.com Abstract. User queries on the Web can be classified into three types ac-cording to user’s intention: informational query, navigational query and transactional query.

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