Here’s a website devoted entirely towards advancing your knowledge of Search Engines, how they work, how to submit your site to them, and how to get better results while using Search Engines. While on-site, there are an incredible amount of tutorials covering every aspect of How-To’s imaginable. For instance, you may or may not know about Search Engine ‘Math’ I.E. why to link words with a + or a - Sign etc. or how to do a ‘Power Search’ while looking for a very specific topic or even a very specific set of words on the net. There are in fact about 23 different tutorials, on-site covering just about any topic and answering any question about Search Engines and their use that you could imagine. There is also a very comprehensive section covering Search Engine reviews, where you can view a chart of all the better known Search Engines and compare them, or read many other interesting review articles dealing with such names as Google, Dogpile, and all the best known names on the net. Also on-site you will find a very useful set of links to ‘Search Utilities’ which gives you access to software which lets you access the web or discover new and interesting sites from your desktop. If you are in fact a ‘Webmaster’ you will find access to Search Engine Software for your desktop and resources to help you with publicising, URL checking, Search Engine Design and Search Technology. There are also other very interesting items for your perusal dealing with such topics as : Search Engines and Legal Issues, a Search Engine Glossary, and a guide to the controversial subject of ‘Paying for Placement’. It is of interest that this site has largely been the work of just one man, who I would describe as the definitive - master of his craft, and while on site don’t miss his story, the site is worth visiting just to read that alone ! <
br> Interested ? -- No need to do a search, just go to : http://www.searchenginewatch.com and learn how to find what you have always been looking for. auldmac
Search Engine Watch are like the 'Which?' magazine of search services. The editor, Danny Sullivan, with years of understanding of search technology, guides us through a detailed tour of all the major search engines and directories. We can learn how the searches actually work so that we can learn better techniques to getting the results we really want, first time, every time. He explains the technologies involved, and shows us charts and tables that explain which search engines support which features, and why. This is not only a useful site for any of us who have to search for information however. The site is a must-read for people in my profession - web-promotions. Did you know that most search engines cannot properly spider the pages of sites that use frames? Danny's readers know this. Do you know which search engines will give totally different results if you use UPPER CASE rather than lower case or Proper Case? Danny will tell you. The site and articles are well written and cleverly observed. This makes surprisingly interesting reading for a subject matter that seems, initially dry and high-brow. You'll come away with knowledge that will make all your future searching a little easier and more fruitful. Better still, you'll probably enjoy the time spent there too.