Search the Web More Efficiently: Tips, Techniques and Strategies (Part I)

Written by Daniel Bazac

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Project) Some widely used web directories are: * Google™ Directory [ ] * Open Directory Project (ODP) [ ] * Yahoo! [ ] * Zeal [ ] * JoeAnt [ ] * Gimpsy [ ] Popular virtual libraries include: * Librarians' Index torepparttar Internet [ ] * Internet Public Library [ ] * The WWW Virtual Library [ ] * Internet Scout Project [ ] * BUBL Link [ ] The so-called invisible (deep) web is a collection of online information stored in live databases accessible onrepparttar 128319 Web but not indexed by traditional search engines. Examples of excellent invisible web databases are: * ProFusion [ ] * [ ] * Complete Planet [ ] * Resource Discovery Network [ ] * direct search (Gary Price) [ ] A meta search engine (also known as metacrawler or multithreaded engine) is a search tool that sends your query simultaneously to several search engines, web directories and sometimes torepparttar 128320 so-called invisible (deep) web. After collectingrepparttar 128321 results,repparttar 128322 meta search engine removesrepparttar 128323 duplicate links and - according to its algorithm - will combine and rankrepparttar 128324 results into a single merged list. Because most ofrepparttar 128325 meta search engines take onlyrepparttar 128326 top 10 or 20 from each search engine, you can expect excellent results, "la crème de la crème." But be aware that because some search engines and web directories do not support advanced searching techniques - such as quotation marks to enclose phrases or Boolean operators - no results from those search engines will appear inrepparttar 128327 meta search engines' results list when those techniques are used. Remember, meta search engines do not maintain their own databases and therefore cannot accept web site submissions. The best meta search engines are: * ez2Find [ ] * Vivisimo [ ] * InfoGrid [ ] * Infonetware [ ] * iBoogie [ ] A special kind of meta search engine isrepparttar 128328 search utility (also called desktop search programs or client-side search software). Unlikerepparttar 128329 web-based meta search engines listed above, search utilities are software programs that you download to your computer. The most popular are: * Copernic [ ] * Arrow Search [ ] * SearchRocket [ ] * WebFerret [ ] * ProtoSearch [ ] Meta search engines are excellent tools, but they do not eliminaterepparttar 128330 need for search engines. For more about meta search engines, see my article: The Meta Search Engines: A Web Searcher's Best Friends.

Please see Part II.

Daniel Bazac is the Search Engine Marketer for Web Design in New York [ ], a site design, search engine optimization and promotion company. He also maintains Bazac Weblog [ ] a blog about the search engines and search engine marketing news and articles. He can be reached at .

How To Create Meta Tags To Optimize Your Web Site

Written by Martin Lemieux

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So many web sites have meta tags that are never read by search engines because there is a flaw within<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128322"> meta tags. Don't forget to include<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128323"> "closing tags" ( "> ).<p><META name="keywords" content="The key words meta tag gives<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128324"> search engine<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128325"> key words you want your site to be listed in when someone searches those key words. In other words, let's say you want to have your site listed when someone searches "Marketing". You would add "Marketing" within your keywords meta tags. Unfortunately due to over spamming by many web sites before you, search engines rarely pay attention to<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128326"> "key word meta tags" but I feel it won't hurt to use all<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128327"> tool available."><p>Please Note: Each indivdual search engine looks at your key words differently. No one knows what<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128328"> search engines are looking for except for<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128329"> people that program them. Any business claiming that they know what search engines are looking for are trying to sell you false hopes.<p>How to view a web page's meta tags! Right click on your mouse and select<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128330"> option "View Source". This will open another word document to show you<IMG height=12 src="/the2.jpg" alt="repparttar 128331"> web site's "Code". 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