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Announcing upcoming test for search relevancy

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Re: Announcing upcoming test for search relevancy

Posted: 7 Jul 2013 11:25AM GMT
Classification: Query

After the introduction of New Search, Ancestry did not want their subscribers (especially the many, many new subscribers) to know that Old Search was available. They deliberately hid Old Search so that subscribers could not find it. Now Ancestry has announced that they are going to remove Old Search entirely. Ancestry states only 2% of subscribers use Old Search. Well, duh! No wonder!

Ancestry constantly makes changes for the sake of change. Most of the changes are bothersome but do not really affect much (i.e., facebook addition, upcoming Story View, new viewer, etc.); however, New Search goes to the heart of Ancestry as a poisoned arrow. It does not provide efficient, productive search results and that is all that really matters. The sorry thing is...most of Ancestry's subscribers don't/won't know Old Search's ease of use. It almost makes me weep.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tripthrutime 26 Nov 2012 5:05PM GMT 
Jennifer Nail... 26 Mar 2013 12:15AM GMT 
McComberdesce... 26 Mar 2013 9:58PM GMT 
Jennifer Nail... 27 Mar 2013 5:50PM GMT 
serenity20061 5 Jul 2013 10:12PM GMT 
BurgessDonnel... 5 Jul 2013 11:58PM GMT 
cakemp1 7 Jul 2013 5:25PM GMT 
robburnsuk 26 Jul 2013 1:09AM GMT 
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