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Buying Notes or Outlook (part 1) - Searching the home pages

Wed 11 Mar 2009, 01:53 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Following up on my live blogging posts for Outlook 2007, I followed a couple of suggestions I got and used search instead.  The results are interesting.  Let's start with the Microsoft and IBM site searches.


Let's go to the Microsoft.com home page and try the search bar with various search terms, and then show the first result for each, the the IBM.com home page and try the same.  Pretty remarkable how consistent one vendor manages to be and how inconsistent the other manages to be.

Search Term
First search result on Microsoft.com
"Microsoft Outlook 2007"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Microsoft Outlook"
Microsoft Outlook (good page, with a direct link to order page)
Microsoft Outlook
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Outlook 2007"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Outlook 2007
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Outlook"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Outlook
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Buy Microsoft Outlook 2007"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Buy Microsoft Outlook 2007
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Buy Microsoft Outlook"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Buy Microsoft Outlook
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Buy Outlook 2007"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Buy Outlook 2007
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
"Buy Outlook"
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)
Buy Outlook
Outlook Home Page - Microsoft Office Online (order page, with or without Office)


Search Term
First search result on IBM.com
"IBM Lotus Notes 8.5"
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5
"IBM Lotus Notes"
Inline GIF imageIBM Lotus Notes for Collaboration (not a bad page, although no direct link to order page)
IBM Lotus Notes
"Lotus Notes 8.5"
Lotus Notes 8.5
"Lotus Notes"
Inline GIF imageIBM business email solution - Lotus Notes (good page, with a direct link to order page)
Lotus Notes
Inline GIF imageIBM business email solution - Lotus Notes (good page, with a direct link to order page)
"Notes 8.5"
Notes 8.5
"Notes"
IBM Lotus e-mail, calendaring, collaborative applications offerings (not a bad page, although no direct link to order page)
Notes
IBM Lotus e-mail, calendaring, collaborative applications offerings (not a bad page, although no direct link to order page)
"Buy IBM Lotus Notes 8.5"
No results were found for your search!
Buy IBM Lotus Notes 8.5
"Buy IBM Lotus Notes"
No results were found for your search!
Buy IBM Lotus Notes
Inline GIF imageIBM developerWorks : Lotus Notes and Domino (not a bad page, although no direct link to order page)
"Buy Lotus Notes 8.5"
No results were found for your search!
Buy Lotus Notes 8.5
"Buy Lotus Notes"
Buy Lotus Notes
Inline GIF imageIBM developerWorks : Lotus Notes and Domino (not a bad page, although no direct link to order page)
"Buy Notes 8.5"
No results were found for your search!
Buy Notes 8.5
"Buy Notes"
Buy Notes

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What has been said:


798.1. Richard Moy
(03/11/2009 11:15 AM)

Ben,

This is does not surprise me. Try searching for a small business solutions and you get many different web sites. I must say that it has gotten better in the past year, but still fragmentated.