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Web page design Search Engine review In this paper I am going to review a few web search engines and hopefully provide some helpful insight for doing searches on the internet The first step in obtaining the information you want from the web is structuring the words to search with For instance if you wanted to find out how to build furniture out of oak you might do a search containing the following words furniture construction oak howto Its important that you use key words and leave out more general terms Your first search should be the most specific to what you are looking for and if it fails following searches should be more generalized Many times one search is not enough and you may have to do many similar searches even on the same search engine to get the results desired Some search engines called meta searches search other search engines at the same time so entering the search at each search page is not necessary Dogpilecom is one such search After getting a general understanding down as to how to search it all comes down to favorites There really is no search engine that is the best they all have their ups and downs My personal favorites are Alta Vista and Lycos I like Alta Vista because it has a huge number of pages and Boolean searches can be used Boolean searches change the search so it must leave out include or choose between one word or another in a search Boolean searches can also be used to include a word only if it is next to another word It can make searches 100 more specific and filter out unwanted content Boolean symbols are - and the term OR They are used in front of and between words You can read more in depth about Boolean searches on Alta Vistas page wwwavcom Many search engines support Boolean
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