Traditional Web Search Sites, Part 1
This short article lists parallel Internet query engines which you can use to submit your questions to several search engines at one time. Since there are so many different meta-search engines this is only a small selection - furthermore in part 2 of this article we will give some more examples.
Search.Com provides general metasearching using search engines and directories. The box on the right side of the page will give you good ideas for narrowing or expanding your search. Options for specifying sites and other modifications to the search results will be found in the options and preferences links on the first page of the results lists. The first six items in the results list were advertisements which was indicated by a pale grey "sponsored links" statement.
Search Credible (http://www.searchcredible.com)
Try your search term on 26 sites individually. These include the usual search engines, Google Scholar, the Library of Congress, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and YouTube.
Most metasearch engines combine results from the search engines which they use. With Zuula, you may use eight search engines individually, and see which one you prefer.
Yippy uses Ask, Open Directory, Gigablast, and "others". Results are combined, and also organized into folders by topic or by source search engine on the left side of the screen.
Fundoo Web (http://fundooweb.com)
Search the web with Yahoo!, search for pictures with Flickr and for news with Yahoo! news. This site also seaches Amazon, and Yahoo Maps. The results from searching all of these sites is presented on the first page of the results.
This is an efficient metasearch engine for medical information, medical news and images.
SurfWax offers many interesting features. If you click on the snap button, you get a preview of the page along with focus words on that web page which may be used for further searching. SurfWax results may be presented by relevance, source, or alphabetically. The focus option helps to find other search terms to use.
Websites with further information:
- Your Listing on this Page
- Your website could be listed on one of our pages with stories from A-Z! If you add our homepage to one of your webpages we will include your site's title, description and graphic here.
Directories of Quality Web Sites
Subject indexes are for those searchers who know the subject that they are interested in, and want to browse lists of Web sites on that subject. Directories differ from search engines in that the content is chosen by human editors. Consequently the composition of the directory will be dependent upon the subject knowledge and selection skills of the editors. The emphasis of Directories of Quality Web Sites is on editors who may be librarians or subject experts.
Web search engine
A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a list of results and are often called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike Web directories, which are maintained by human editors, search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and human input.
Traditional Web Search Sites, Part 2
This short article lists parallel Internet query engines which you can use to submit your questions to several search engines at one time. The biggest meta engines having the most visitors however can be found in part 1 of our engine list.
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Further Topics, Searching and Finding
Nowadays many lists of webpages (including these pages on Avalon's Treasury) offer the possibility to not only provide a title and a short description for your site but to also publish a whole story that points to your website. You should use this opportunity since an informative story acquires much more new visitors for your internet pages than a simple entry in a list of websites.
Writing for the internet is a special challenge since most visitors of a webpage only skim through texts in order to find the information they were seeking as quickly as possible. It is therefore very important to structure your stories in a way that makes them easy to comprehend and quick to read. In this context it is helpful to start the text with a summary of its content and only then to explain more details step by step - this way the visitor of the webpage can decide after every paragraph if he already has learned enough or if he wants to read more information.
The different ideas of your story should be arranged as short paragraphs which should not be longer than 3-4 sentences. Certainly your text starts with a main heading that summarizes the content of the story, that is to the point and that is not longer than 10 words - but also subheadings should be used as additional structural elements. Furthermore important parts of the story should be written in bold or italics if they are citations. Since italic characters can be hard to read on screen alternatively citations can be highlighted using quotation marks or (as we will see later) they can be written in colour if they are especially important for your story. But please make sure that you don't overuse coloured or bold text since your story otherwise can become confusing.
Lists with bullets are also ideal to structure ideas in a way that can be captured at a glance and that differs from the rest of the text - if you want to stress the amount of information in your story (e.g. 8 Methods for Writing better Stories) you can also use numbered lists. Furthermore images and references are elements that attract attention and thereby structure a story - if possible your images should have a highlighted caption that gets the attention of your readers. References can be combined with quotations and lead to the originator of the statement - if you highlight quotations using coloured text the structure of your story is enhanced further.
The stories on this page http://www.alte
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- Website: Our short description is "www.alternative-health-crystal-healing.com".
- Page: Stories and websites about "Further Topics, Searching and Finding" can be found on this page.
Stories are today very often used for pointing to one's own website since they entertain and inform the visitor of a webpage and this way bring more interested readers to the site. Make sure that your stories are structured in a way that allows the skimming of the text - by this you will gain more readers which in the long run leads to more visitors of your website.