RustySearch Results 10,000 Mark

Jun 20, 2005 • 3:08 pm | comments (2) by | Filed Under Search Engine & SEO Theory

We are a bit shy from the 10,000 mark of rated search at The Search Engine Relevancy Challenge (a.k.a. RustySearch), but since I am off to the conference tomorrow, I thought I conclude this phase of the test.

Here is a snapshot in time for you with 9,981 rated searches completed to date. Total searches placed at RustySearch is 14,000+, of which, 9,981 were rated.

The graphs and charts below are the most recent results pulled from The Search Engine Relevancy Challenge, RustySearch search engine. I'll explain each graph and chart below.

The "Search Engine Relevancy Dials" below show how each search engine scored on average in terms of relevancy on a one through five scale at this point in time. The search engine with the highest score is considered the most relevant search engine voted by you.

Search Engine Relevancy Dials



Ask Jeeves

MSN Search


This link graph groups search engines by rating. The reason we plotted it on a graph like this is to show you that there is this U shaped curve that is consistent between all search engines when rated. In our opinion, it means that most people either feel the results are relevant or not relevant. Very few people feel that a search engine can be "somewhat" relevant.


Finally, here is a raw summary count of data that we placed on a simple chart view for you. This data is real time and will continue to update as people rate. The averages from top-down are the average rating count by search engine. The averages from left-right are the average rating count by rating group. The value at the far bottom-right corner is the total rated search results obtain at this point in time at RustySearch.

Raw Summary Data
Search Engine12345Average
Ask Jeeves713243255264964487.80
MSN Search755271234271906487.40

Complete data, hashing out the IP Address, can be downloaded as a ZIP XLS file here. The live RustySearch Results page is now public to everyone.

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