Are You Finding What You REALLY Need?

Written by Janet L. Hall

Are You Finding What You REALLY Need?: Internet Searching Techniques By: Janet L. Hall

Rememberrepparttar game Hide & Seek? Just likerepparttar 117700 game, websites can be hiding from you onrepparttar 117701 Internet while you try to seek out particular information, services, or products. How do you find what you are seeking?

The Internet is likerepparttar 117702 KING of all Libraries. Amongrepparttar 117703 stacks you seek. Amongrepparttar 117704 librarians (search engines and directories) you perform a query. But if you don't knowrepparttar 117705 language,repparttar 117706 search criteria, or your way around, you can get lost playing endless hours of hide & seek.

In order for you to locaterepparttar 117707 information or site you're seeking, several things must have happened:

>> The site owner must register or submit their site withrepparttar 117708 directory in which you are doing a search. Then a real person goes and checks out their site and decides ifrepparttar 117709 site is worthy of getting listed in their directory.

>> The site owner must register or submit their site withrepparttar 117710 search engine in which you are doing a search ORrepparttar 117711 search engine's robots or spiders must have * crawled through * their websites which will rank them by many different factors. The most important factor isrepparttar 117712 use and weight ofrepparttar 117713 site owner's use of keywords.

When you do a search or a query, you type in a word or phrase of words, right? Here is where you might not find what you are looking for becauserepparttar 117714 site owner or webmaster didn't put inrepparttar 117715 keywords you are typing inrepparttar 117716 search window.

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To make matters worse, each search engine and directory can have their own search criteria; however, most are very similar.

Using particular search strategies can help narrow your search and hopefully findrepparttar 117719 stuff more relevant to what you are seeking.

Seven Searching Techniques to try:

>> Readrepparttar 117720 help section ofrepparttar 117721 search engine or directory

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>> Type inrepparttar 117722 plural form ofrepparttar 117723 word

>> Type inrepparttar 117724 word(s) misspelled, such as organizers or organisers or orgnaizers

>> Type in a longer variation ofrepparttar 117725 word, instead of organize, type in organizing.

Anthony Muller, President of Web Mercs, said in his article, * How to Avoidrepparttar 117726 Most Common Myths and Blunders of Search Engine Optimization *:

The Truth about Building a Business on the 'Net

Written by Angela Wu

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- Hard work and long hours. Just like any business, building one online requires a great deal of effort. Most people do it while still working a full-time job elsewhere; you may find it hard to keep doing what you have to do when you're always 'exhausted'. - Always changing. What works online today might not work tomorrow. When you do business onrepparttar 117708 'net you have to constantly 'keep up' or you may find profits beginning to lag. Educating yourself is a continuing process. If you hate change thenrepparttar 117709 Internet is probably not for you.

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- Definitely *not* a quick-rich-quick scheme! Regardless of what you may read,repparttar 117712 Internet is *not*repparttar 117713 path to quick, easy money and not everyone will be successful online. An online business contains an element of risk, just like any other business.

- "Build it and they will come" does NOT apply torepparttar 117714 'net. Your web page is only one of billions. Learning how to getrepparttar 117715 *right* people to see your site is a tough job.

- Persistence is vital to your success. Just like with any business, there's a lot to learn. It's very easy to give up and try something else online... but playing 'biz op tag' isn't going to help you make money any faster.

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