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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2012

01-06-2012 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Consistency of Search Engine Rankings for Autism Websites

Auteurs: Brian Reichow, Adam Naples, Timothy Steinhoff, Jason Halpern, Fred R. Volkmar

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2012

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Abstract

The World Wide Web is one of the most common methods used by parents to find information on autism spectrum disorders and most consumers find information through search engines such as Google or Bing. However, little is known about how the search engines operate or the consistency of the results that are returned over time. This study presents the results of analyses of searches from 2009, 2010, and 2011 for information on autism. We found that over time, consumers are likely to have different search experiences yielding different results, and we urge consumers to use caution when using the World Wide Web to obtain information on autism.
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Throughout this paper, the search terms entered into the search engine will be italicized since searching with or without quotation marks can alter search results.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Consistency of Search Engine Rankings for Autism Websites
Auteurs
Brian Reichow
Adam Naples
Timothy Steinhoff
Jason Halpern
Fred R. Volkmar
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2012
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1480-5