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|What’s missing?||Notes/observations||Should be (easy/hard)|
How does this do in Google search?
|Try to find this page, using only https://publiclab.org/search||Most liked||Most viewed||Most recent||Boolean search||Natural search||Tag search on /tags||Google search (on /wiki/search)||Do some search terms not return real results in some/any orderings/types?|
|https://publiclab.org/data-logging||"data logging", "data logger"||Target not found in results. Top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraising.||Target not found in results. (Also: rankings here don't correlate with actual page views in the table) Top results: economist, spectrometer, spectrometry, near-infrared camera, foldable-spec||Target not found in results. Top results: plots-staff, project-page-template, air-quality, forum, spectrometry-health-applications||Target not found in results. Only one result: gps-tracking-device||Target not found in results. Only one result: gps-tracking-device||When searching for "data-logging", data-logging, datalogger in top 3 (note hyphen, spaces don't work)||Every result returned contains the term 'data logging'. for the search "data logger" Result 7 is the actual wiki page. Searching "data logging" Liz got the wiki page as the 3rd result||Our "related terms" system may be able to improve this: https://github.com/publiclab/plots2/issues/4928||This might be "harder" because the page is not named "data-logging" -- although it does include the text in the form "[questions:data-logging]" https://publiclab.org/notes/raw/14521|
Top result for "site:publiclab.org data-logging"
|https://publiclab.org/kite-mapping||Target not found on first page of results (though "balloon-mapping" is halfway down the list). Top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraising.||Target not found on first page of results. Top results: near-infrared camera, infragram, balloon-mapping, plots-staff, mapknitter||Target not found on first page of results. Top results: plots-staff, air-quality, forum, authoring-help, camera-trigger||Target not found in results. Two results: kite-balloon-mapping, how-to-map||Target not found in results. Two results: kite-balloon-mapping, how-to-map||kite-mapping is top result for "kite-mapping"||1st result||easier, one of our oldest biggest pages|
|https://publiclab.org/india||india||Target is #8 result, after non-relevant pages like "chicago" and "non-profit-initiatives"||Target is #15 result.||Target is #6 result||no results||no results.||india is 2nd result for "india"||1st result||had to know to look for a wiki page -- really this is not obvious and an unsatisfying interface. Neither Boolean nor Natural gives any results, which leads to a page without the "type of search" buttons shown BUT at least it gives a link to the tag page which TOTALLY FINDS /INDIA||easier, should be a simple and relatively exact word match|
`barnraising in texas`
|Target not found on first page of results. some results to other content about barnraising||Target not found on first page of results. some results to other content about barnraising||Target is #19 result||one result which was pretty good -- the main /barnraising page||same: one result which was pretty good -- the main /barnraising page||"texas-barnraising" is first result for "texas" but "barnraising" doesn't return "texas-barnraising"||1st result||"most recent" may be ordering by "Date-created" but for sure it's not ordering by "last edited" which is shown accompanying the results which is really confusing|
|"||'houston'||Target is #8 result, but #1 result is "barnraising"||Target is #9 result. Other relevant results are "harvey" (#2), "barnraising" (#3), "texas" (#11)||Target is #3. Other relevant results are "barnraising" (#4), "texas" (#7), "galena-park-monitoring-report" (#8), "harvey" (#12)||2 results: "barnraising" and target||2 results: "barnraising" and target||"houston" is the only result for "houston"||1st Result is the Note announcing the Texas Barnraising.|
|Special wiki pages|
|https://publiclab.org/lists||'mailing lists'||Target not found on first page of results. Top results: getting-started, organizers, barnraising, spectrometer, events||Target not found on first page of results. Top results all spectrometer/Infragram related||Target is #20. Top results are: events, contact, air-quality, spectrometer, spectral-workbench-usage||Target is the only result!||Target is the only result!||"lists" first for "lists"||1st result||harder, contextually important but relatively minimal page content - though has lots of likes, views|
|listserv (featured result)||Target not found. Top results: frequently-asked-questions, tidmarsh-farms-meetup, get-involved, civic-and-citizen-science-the-cocodrie-barnraising-heats-up, openhour-archive||Target not found. Top results: same as previous search but in different order||Target not found. Top results: same as previous search but in different order||Target not found. Single result: openhour-archive||Target not found. Single result: openhour-archive||no results for "listserv" - need related terms||not effective at all|
|newsletter'||Target is #2; top result is "barnraising"||Target is #7; top result is "newsletter" (appropriate!)||Target is #1||Target not found: 2 results are 'newsletter' and 'wiki/newsletter'||Target not found: 2 results are 'newsletter' and 'wiki/newsletter'||1st result||Found a weird dead page: https://publiclab.org/subscribe|
|https://publiclab.org/stories||success stories'||Target is #6; top results: waste, organizers, barnraising, openhour, forum||Target is #3; top 2 results are infragram and balloon-mapping||Target not found; top results: barnraising-2014, forum, authoring-help, balloon-mapping, organizers||Target not found: 2 results are media and blog-drafting||Target not found: 2 results are media and blog-drafting||Produced a lot of results, but the content is not curated on our side and we probably don't say "success stories" on /stories||media' should probably link to 'stories'||harder, important because we think it is|
|Target is #13; top results: board, waste, getting-started, organizers, barnraising||Target is #17; top results: economist, spectrometer, spectrometry, near-infrared-camera, foldable-spec||Target not found; top results: barnraising-2014-photos, lead, barnraising-2014, events, contact||Target is #3; top results are media and wherewebreathe||Target is #3; top results are media and wherewebreathe|
|https://publiclab.org/openhour||"open hour"||med/hard, generic keywords issue, frequently used, high level page|
"video" (featured results)
"youtube" (featured results)
|should also give results to "channel"|
|https://publiclab.org/wiki/open-call||same difficulty as open hour|
|https://publiclab.org/events||"event"||harder, generic keyword, but high traffic/likes|
"meetup" (featured results)
"lead exposure risk"
|"lead" leads to "lead"||"lead exposure risk" gets 1st result||<= these search terms are too good, artificially inflating results|
|"||"lead project"||Target not found.||Target not found.||Target not found BUT two other very good links to lead projects did come up in Row 2 of Page 1 results||The two good results that also appeared in "most recent" are the only two results shown. Target not found.||The two good results that also appeared in "most recent" are the only two results shown. Target not found.||"lead" leads to "lead" or "lead-kits" or "lead-testing" all great||3rd result.|
"home lead test
|Target not found.||Target not found.||2nd result||2nd result and the 1st result was also highly relevant (only two results shown)||2nd result and the 1st result was also highly relevant (only two results shown)||"lead" showed "lead-testing" which gave GREAT results||3rd result.|
"analyze purple air"
|Target not found. #18 result was "poorple air" showing up before anything about "Purple Air" :(||Target not found.||Target not found. but at least the 3rd result was something about the PA||Target not found. No results at all||Target not found. No results at all||"purple-air" leads to "purple-air"||1st result|
|Target not found.||Target not found. #16 was related though https://publiclab.org/questions/warren/01-04-2018/how-good-is-the-purpleair-sensor-and-what-does-it-detect||Target not found. #11 was relevant: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/04-18-2019/what-are-the-advantages-to-using-2-particle-sensors-at-the-same-time||Target was #3 of 3 total results, all relevant||Target was #3 of 3 total results, all relevant||"purple-air" leads to "purple-air", target was #3||1st result|
|https://publiclab.org/notes/pdhixenbaugh/08-22-2018/diy-science-lesson-with-the-coqui||"coqui lesson"||Target was #7. #4,5,6 were coqui-related||Target not found. first coqui-related note was #13.||Target was #20 and many other coqui results also shown||Target not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-school||Target not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-school||"coqui" leads to "coqui" where target is #8 or "activity:coqui" where target is not found||"coqui lesson" gets 1st result, and even the 2nd page is the tag page which is also helpful|
"water quality lessons"
|Target not found.||Target is #8, many other coqui-related notes shown||Target not found.||Target not found. even worse: "coqui" did not appear anywhere in the one result shown: https://publiclab.org/notes/Travis/06-10-2015/tracking-plant-health-using-visible-and-infrared-light-initial-experiences-at-an-arts-high-school||water leads to "water quality" where some coqui activities are found by not the target||Target is #8 but all results are relevant and pleasing|
|https://publiclab.org/questions/scotttees/10-09-2018/diy-oil-refinery-air-quality-monitoring||"refinery monitoring"||Questions tab does not offer refinement by type of MySQL search: target not found||"refinery" leads to "refinery" --1st result||2nd result after a perfect wiki page 1st result|
|https://publiclab.org/questions/belkinsa/07-18-2018/are-there-any-diy-equipment-that-measure-dissolved-oxygen-levels-in-water||"oxygen in water"||Questions tab does not offer refinement by type of MySQL search: target not found||tag search options lead to "dissolved-oxygen" which leads to results, when click "question" result is 3rd||1st result|
|https://publiclab.org/notes/bronwen/10-19-2018/using-the-soil-sampling-toolkit#c20939 (mentions ‘dioxins’)||"dioxin"||unclear if our Search currently searches comments||no way to get to a comment via tag search||Target was #8, after other results for dioxin|
|(some URL where a term is mentioned in the comment but not in the original post)|
Basic search results
|https://publiclab.org/profile/warren||'jeff warren''||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||3rd hit under users (after "jeff" and "jbreen")||hard, currently|
|warren'||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||2nd hit under Users (after 'jbreen')|
|https://publiclab.org/profile/zengirl2||zengirl2'||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Only hit under Users|
|Leslie Birch||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||Only hit under Users|
|pages that are about a topic + education, i.e., "water-quality" and "curriculum"||`water quality and education`||None of the first row of four results "https://publiclab.org/notes/mathew/5-29-2012/solar-hot-air-balloons" contain the words "water" or "education". Very confusing.||None of the first three results contained the words "water" or "education": "Build a papercraft spectrometer for your phone -- version 2.0"; "Calibrating DHT11 sensors"; "Scissors-only build of wider papercraft spectrometer"; and then the 4th result contained "Water" but not "Education" : "Raspberry Pi as Marine Traffic Radar"||Neither term appears in the first result "What are the advantages to using 2 particle sensors at the same time?". only "water" appears in the second result: https://publiclab.org/notes/read_holman/04-11-2019/how-to-test-for-lead-in-your-environment. Neither appears in third result -- a truly inexplicable search result "https://publiclab.org/notes/JirkaPanek/06-03-2014/aramani-advanced-decision-support-tool-for-selecting-optimal-participatory-mapping-method". The 4th result is relevant but not especially helpful because its merely an announcement of a presentation "Water Quality Monitoring: Community-based Science"||yields only one result "Water Quality Regulations, Testing Methods, Health Risks & Advocacy" which while it has a lot of content would be very confusing to someone searching||same: yields only one result "Water Quality Regulations, Testing Methods, Health Risks & Advocacy" which while it has a lot of content would be very confusing to someone searching|
want to see results that have the tag "water" or "water-quality" as well as the tag "education"
|typeahead search presents usernames first, which are not readable and lack context for evaluating if any of these names are worth clicking. it took 1 minute 45 seconds for the Search Results page to load||I assess that the entire first page of 9 results is highly relevant and timely, presenting recent work that is tagged appropriately including the tag page for /education. For example, here's the first result: https://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/03-21-2018/what-are-good-resources-for-teaching-middle-school-age-children-about-water-quality-parameters.|