Help Define Future Search Engines

Sid Yadav, the same guy that runs Daily Rundown, has recently fired up a very interesting new project.

NextSearchSurvey is a totally free, not-for-profit survey, which will run from the 13th of August to the 13th of November 2004.

The goal of this survey is to deliver accurate, elegant results on people’s opinions towards the future of search engines. In the survey, 20 questions will be asked with up to 4 choices for you to select.

Most of the questions will require you to recall your searching habits, views, and what you think your choice of the perfect search engine would be. It is a completely anonymous survey and will require hardly 3 minutes of your time.

I’m very interested in what the results of the survey will display. The questions and answers are formulated very well and Sid is going to get some very relevant results if enough people take the survey the results could very easily change the search engine industry.

With items like, “Please rate your opinion on the importance of speed in search queries.”, “For which of these purposes do you use second-tier search engines?”, “Some search engines provide advertising beside their search results. Have you ever noticed yourself clicking on them?”, and “Please rate your opinion on the interfaces of search engines.” it should be very interesting to see what people have to say about search engines.

You can even sponsor NextSearchSurvey, which is something Short Consulting is doing.