With so many different ways to find information online today, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to go first. I want to see the main and most effective ways to find information online.
The largest and most widely used method is to use a search engine like: Google, Yahoo or Msn. All three of these search engines offer similar features. Text search, image search, local search, product search are some of the services they offer. Just a few years ago, Google dominated the search engine market. Due in large part to the fact that their search technology was the most advanced. Due to the enormous investment that other companies have made in their search technology, it is increasingly difficult to say which is really the best. With that in mind, I think it now comes down more to which company you prefer or what design you like best.
Another method used to search for information is through what is called a web directory. Web directories are usually relative or general:
Relative – A relative web directory will contain information and links to websites that have to do with a topic. An example would be a weight loss directory that contains only information and links to sites that have something to do with weight loss.
General: A general web directory is a site that will contain links and information related to all kinds of categories. It will usually be organized by topic to allow ease of use in finding exactly what you want. The largest and most widely used directory is dmoz.org, which contains links and information to thousands of different sites, all organized into categories.
I would recommend visiting some of these sites and trying them yourself to see which one suits your needs. I found that each site can be used more effectively in different situations. Happy searching for information!
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