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

Written by Daniel Bazac

Searchrepparttar Web More Efficiently: Tips, Techniques and Strategies (Part I) By Daniel Bazac - November 6, 2003 Copyright © 2003. All Rights Reserved. Studies show that after email, searchingrepparttar 128319 Web isrepparttar 128320 most popular activity onrepparttar 128321 Internet. Searching is easy; finding what you're looking for can sometimes be difficult. Hopefullyrepparttar 128322 advice below will make your next Web search a breeze. Do you really needrepparttar 128323 Web? Before usingrepparttar 128324 Web to search for information, you'll have to ask yourself ifrepparttar 128325 Web isrepparttar 128326 most appropriate medium to use to find your information. You can find a florist shop in your neighborhood faster by usingrepparttar 128327 local, printed Yellow Pages instead of usingrepparttar 128328 Web. And sometimes a library can give you better, more comprehensive answers thanrepparttar 128329 Web. However, in most ofrepparttar 128330 cases,repparttar 128331 best and fastest way to find information is... a Web search. Obviously,repparttar 128332 first thing you need to searchrepparttar 128333 Web is a computer with Internet access. Before really starting your search, you'll have to decide which browser you are going to use. As a reminder, a browser, according to is a program "that provides a way to look at and interact with allrepparttar 128334 information onrepparttar 128335 World Wide Web." You can select a popular browser such as Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla or Opera or you can use an alternative browser. My favorite: Avant Browser. (I have NO connection with them) Keep in mind that some browsers are faster or have more options. You can download these browsers from their companies' web sites. Tools for searchingrepparttar 128336 Web There are many search tools available: search engines, subject directories / virtual libraries, invisible (deep) web databases, meta search engines, etc. A search engine is a keyword searchable database of Internet files that uses a software program to continually scourrepparttar 128337 Web. The resulting information is then indexed and stored in its database. My favorite search engines are: * Google™ [ ] * AlltheWeb [ ] * MSN [ ] * Teoma [ ] * AltaVista [ ] * WiseNut [ ] A subject directory (web directory) is a searchable collection of Web pages gathered, selected and organized by human editors into hierarchically subject categories. A virtual library is a web directory that includes highly selective links, chosen mostly by librarians. Web directories cover a much smaller proportion ofrepparttar 128338 Web but using them will bring you more highly relevant results. The largest web directories index a few million pages compared withrepparttar 128339 billions of pages indexed by some major search engines. Remember thatrepparttar 128340 web directories - likerepparttar 128341 search engines - do not searchrepparttar 128342 Web directly. Instead, they search their own databases of indexed Web pages. Also, be aware that directories might not be up-to-date. Some search engines are in fact hybrid search tools because they are both search engines and web directories. (Google™, for example, has a search engine and a directory, powered by Open Directory

How To Create Meta Tags To Optimize Your Web Site

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How To Create Meta Tags To Optimize Your Web Site By: Martin Lemieux

In this article, I will teach yourepparttar basics about Meta Tags and their functions. Learning how to create Meta Tags is essential for your companies web site ranking.

What Are Meta Tags?

Meta Tags are a series of sentences created by either you or your web designer in order to letrepparttar 128318 search engine know what each individual web page in your web site is about. These meta tags are NOT visible to your visitors but are within your code for search engines to read when they visit your site.

Your meta tags will helprepparttar 128319 search engine determine:

- What your page is about - Whether your meta tags relate to your content within your page - The relevance of your content - Were to rank your site withinrepparttar 128320 search engine.


The key to Meta Tags is to let search engines know whatrepparttar 128321 content within your web page is supposed to be about! Creating meta tags that do not relate to your content will give very negative results and may get your web site banned from search engines.

Ex. Your content is about "Creating Meta Tags".

You'll want to include within your content specific information about "Creating Meta Tags". Once your content is complete, select a few "Key Phrases" and include them within your meta tags. Make an attempt to keep each individual web page about 1 specific topic. This will help your page relavance within search engines.

What do Meta Tags look like and how do I view them?

To view meta tags it s actually quite simple if you know what to look for! There are 3 specific things to look for: 1) Title, 2) Description, 3) Keywords.

Here's what an example of what meta tags look like... Before you say "Huh?", I'll explain everything afterrepparttar 128322 given example.

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