It is no longer as beneficial to categorise searches based on the traditional search intents.

Today, SEOs need pay particular attention to micro intents if they wish to grasp search intent. 

You will gain a better understanding of the kinds of content you should be producing after reading this article's discussion of 12 different microintents. 

I was surprised by how frequently search intent was mentioned in the Quality Rater Guidelines when I first saw them in 2011. 

Google makes it abundantly apparent in the rules that before evaluating search results, 

"The first step in assessing the task is comprehending the query. 

Use the Google search engine or an online dictionary or encyclopaedia to conduct web research if you are unsure of the query's meaning or the user's intentions.

Please release the task if you still don't comprehend the query or user intent.