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Usability: Navigation is More Important Than Search

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 5/2/10 (12:53pm)
Pub Date: 
04/26/2010
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Recently, we did some extensive task testing with a technical audience. 70 percent started the task by clicking on a link, 30 percent used search.

The larger the website, the more important it becomes to have quality search. However, the foundation of all great websites is, and always will be, quality navigation. In fact, there is a direct correlation between the quality of your navigation and the quality of your search. The better the navigation, the better the search results will be.