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Christina's LIS Rant
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
  What's New @ IEEE In Communications: Google Users Flock To IEEE Xplore
(via e-mail) v.5 n. 3 (March 2004)
"IEEE recently announced that researchers worldwide can now locate technical papers published by IEEE when searching online using the Google search engine. Since then, IEEE Xplore traffic from Google users has risen dramatically. IEEE web tracking reports that Google referrals to IEEE Xplore have risen 1000% prior to the indexing of the site by Google. Google delivered 120,000 referrals to the IEEE Xplore Web site in December while the next highest search engine only delivered 19,000 referrals."
Yes, well, I would hope so. I'm still ambivalent about this. I'm glad people can find reliable information that was previously part of the invisible web but it's sad that they think google's the place to look for IEEE-type stuff. I really don't like the Xplore interface, but it does do some pretty advanced stuff if you give it a chance. This shows that about 120,000 searches were done in google that should have been done in Xplore!
 
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