A Google search game that tests your creative search techniques
Know your search tool
Study the instructions, understand the defaults
Take advantage of “query by example” or “find other similar sites”
Use the “advanced” or “power” search option
Resources and search engines change – keep current
-- ex: emergence of left column faceted searching
Use software programs known as robots, spiders or crawlers to search the web and build a database of sites. Useful for narrow, well-defined search of many web sites.
Search results are based on an algorithm that combines:
-- The keywords entered are located on the website's text, metadata (title, keyword, summary)
-- Number of quality websites linking to and from the webpage
-- "Sponsored" results generally at the top of the page and are marked
There are many ways to search the deep web; here are but a few:
Also referred to as crowdsourcing. Results are based on user recommended/contributed content. Good for surveying trends, emerging technology, breaking news. [Often requires a free membership to join the network of users]
This is the data frequently used by the CORE lab for Network Analysis.