Finding the best search engineWritten by Ryan Fyfe
With Billions of pages on internet how do you find exactly what is that you are looking for? Chances are you have stumbled across different search engines, and maybe even used and tried out a few of them.
Aside from look and feel which search engine really is best? It used to be that Googleís search results were far superior to any other search engine on internet. With an increase in technology by Googleís closest competitorís Yahoo and Msn, itís getting harder and harder to really sort through and say which one is really better.
With that in mind I would recommend using all of major search engines to see which one returns what you personally are looking for. Iíve found that a search engine that I use all of time, and returns what I am looking for will be completely different for someone else searching for exact same thing. Everyone has expectations for what they are looking for when they perform a web search. These expectations are different for everyone, and I believe that with a slight difference in Algorithms of major search engines, one of them will match what it is that you are looking for.
Features: Due to fact that there isnít much that hasnít already been exploited with search engine technology, all of major sites have been pushing new features, to attract users. Gmail, Googleís free web mail is an example of this. Gmail provides over 2gbís of free storage, and is growing everyday. With ability to pop email stored on Gmail server itís hard to beat. Yahoo and Msn have offered web based email for a long time, and itís exciting to see Google jump in Game. Gmail is still in a Beta stage, but already itís made a huge push in market; Even convinced Hotmail to raise their storage limit by more than a factor of 10! This is only a small preview I think we will see in next while, as different providers fight for our patronage.
Help! Finding information onlineWritten by Ryan Fyfe
With so many different ways today to find information online, it can sometimes be hard to know where to go to first. I want to look at major and most effective ways to find information online.
The biggest and most commonly used method is to use a search engine such as : Google, Yahoo, or Msn. All three of these search engines offer similar features. Text search, Image search, Local search, Product search, are a few of services they offer. It used to be only a few years ago where Google dominated Search Engine market. Due largely to fact that their search technology was most advanced. Because of huge investment other companies have put into their search technology, itís getting harder and harder every day to say which one is really best. With this in mind I think it comes down more now to which company do you prefer or which layout you like most.
Another method used to find information is through what is called a Web Directory. Web directories will usually either be relative or general: