Slightly Relevant (SR)



A rating of Slightly Relevant is assigned to results that are helpful for some or few users. SR results may serve a minor interpretation, be low quality, have stale (outdated) information, be too specific, too broad, etc. to receive a higher rating.

The SR rating can apply to non-title link result blocks (NTRBs) as well. A NTRB may be too specific, have too little content, or serve a minor interpretation.

Examples of Slightly Relevant (SR) Pages


Query and User Intent

LP of the Result Block, Result Block, Utility Rating

Explanation

[lack of sex and problems with my marriage], English (US)

Find help for marital issues.

Landing page link:
LP

This is a low quality article. The writing quality is poor. The article is written by a person without expertise in marriage or relationship counseling. Even though the article is about the query, the page is low quality and untrustworthy. It would be helpful for few users.

[hot dog], English (US)

Find information about hot dogs, such as recipes or nutrition information.

Landing page link: LP

The movie “Hot Dog,” which came out in 1984, is a minor interpretation. This IMDb page would be helpful for few users.

[best golfers], English (US)

Professional golfers are ranked based on money earned in tournaments.

We will assume users are interested in the most current annual Money List.

Landing page link: LP

The landing page shows the 2009 PGA Money List. It is outdated and stale for the query today. It would be helpful for few users.

[britney spears], English (US)

Find current news or pictures related to Britney Spears.

Landing page link: LP

article about the annulment of Britney’s first marriage. This is very old stale news that would be helpful for few users.

[honda odyssey], English (US)

We will assume that users are interested in the current Honda Odyssey model, unless specified otherwise.

Landing page link: LP

The information on this Kelley Blue Book page about the 2010 Honda Odyssey would be considered stale for the query today. It would be helpful for some or few users.


Query and User Intent

LP of the Result Block, Result Block, Utility Rating

Explanation

[abe lincoln’s birthday], English (US)

Find this specific piece of information.

Landing page link:
LP

This landing page mentions the month and day, but not the year, of Lincoln’s birth. Most users would be interested in also knowing the year. There is not enough information about the topic of the query. This page would be helpful for few users.

[map of texas in the late 1800s], English (US)

View a map that shows what Texas looked like in the late 1800s.

Landing page link: LP

This landing page describes various maps of Texas in the 1800s, but does not display any maps. The page is related to the query but does not fit the user intent and would be helpful for few users.

[ebay], English (US)

The dominant interpretation is to go to www.ebay.com.

Landing page link: LP

This landing page has information about web traffic to the ebay.com website. It would be helpful for few users.

[every breath you take lyrics], English (US)

Find the lyrics to the song “Every Breath You Take,” which was written by Sting. This is an information query.

Landing page link:
LP

Even though this page does display the lyrics, it is a lower quality page than most lyrics pages. Notice the pop-up displayed on top of the lyrics and how the lyrics are split across two columns, as well as all the other distracting content on the page. It would be helpful for few users.

[the vatican], English (US)

Find information about the Vatican.

Landing page for the Vatican City link: LP

This is a NTRB. This result block does not have enough content to be satisfying. The LP for the Vatican City link in the result block is a SERP for [Vatican City]. This result is not very helpful overall.


Query and User Intent

LP of the Result Block, Result Block, Utility Rating

Explanation

[another word for allowed], English (US)

Find synonyms for the word “allowed.”

This is a NTRB. While this result block may help a few users think of another word for “allow,” it is not very helpful overall.




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