About Avi Rappoport

I combine a background in information retrieval with years in the software industry to bring a practical and straightforward approach to web search and navigation issues.

Rather than assaulting you with jargon, I want to work with you to make sure that you get the best tools and the fewest problems. Solutions are tailored to your organizational needs and budget, from relatively small sites to giant portals and Intranets. I am very user-focused and practical, using technology to that end. Relevance analysis, usability, and training packages are available.


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Avi Rappoport – Search Experience

Avi Rappoport’s full résumé in PDF

Search Technologies: Senior Search Quality Analyst, 2013-2015

  • Apple Online Store search (Jan. 2014-Sept. 2015): improved relevance of store search results in Endeca and auto-suggest
  • Worked with Search Technologies consultants and architects to respond to RFPs, create corporate search assessments, analyze data input in CMS XML, SQL and other formats. Recommended search engines including Solr, Google Search Appliance, SharePoint 2013, Elasticsearch,

Kaiser-Permanente: Search Analyst, 2011-2012

  • Worked with a small team to implement Enterprise Search across the entire Kaiser intranet, about 270,000 pages on several dozen web servers for 160,000 employees

Search Tools Consulting, 1998 – present, clients include:

  • Netflix
  • Library of Congress
  • Google Search Appliance Enterprise Search
  • VeriSign
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Epson America
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Fair, Isaac
  • Amgen
  • LucidWorks
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Kingsford Capital Management
  • Yodle.com
  • United States Library of Congress
  • Librarian’s Index to the Internet
  • QwestDex
  • Salon.com
  • ZDNet