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Navigational Query, Search Query, Transactional Query






The item input in web search or in database retrieval to request for information or navigation.

There are different types of search queries in the area of web search. A navigational query is a search for an exact website, for example entering “YouTube” into a search engine. An informational query is a search for broad information, such as ‘tea varieties’ or ‘Wisconsin’. A transactional query is a search for an item to buy, such as a product name or ‘plane tickets.’ Similarly, in database search the query is a request to return specific information from the table.


Information Architecture, Web Design

Related Terms

Search Engine, Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), User Experience, Search Term, Search Interface

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