Exploring Search Engines And Preliminary Evaluation Of Urls

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This quiz will assess your applied understanding of the following concepts and skills:
> how to select and use search engines based on your research objective, and
> how to evaluate the credibility of a webpage through the use of online tools.
When you complete this online portion of the test, be certain to Print the report and save it as a PDF; Upload the file to the Student Loading Zone on the class homepage; Include Period 3 next your name in the "last name" field Proceed to next part of this quiz: Download the Web Evaluation Worksheet from the class webpage. The document is listed Read moreunder "downloads". Assess the credibility of www. Mcwhortle. Com Save your work and finish next class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select the two (2) general types of search engines.

    • A.

      Subject and vortals

    • B.

      Individual and meta

    • C.

      Gateways and subject

    Correct Answer
    B. Individual and meta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "individual and meta". In the context of search engines, "individual" refers to search engines that focus on indexing and searching individual websites, while "meta" refers to search engines that aggregate search results from multiple individual search engines. These two types represent the general categories of search engines available.

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  • 2. 

    What is the function of "spiders" and "bots"?

    • A.

      Remove duplicate result entries

    • B.

      Scan webpages for keywords and links

    • C.

      Interpret and revise search strings

    Correct Answer
    B. Scan webpages for keywords and links
    Explanation
    The function of "spiders" and "bots" is to scan webpages for keywords and links. These automated programs crawl through websites, analyzing the content and structure of each page. By scanning for keywords, they can determine the relevance of a webpage to a particular search query. Additionally, they also follow links to other webpages, allowing search engines to index and rank websites based on their interconnectedness. This scanning process helps search engines provide accurate and relevant search results to users.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the type of search engine or directory that is best for browsing general topics within a broad category or area of interest.

    • A.

      Meta search engines

    • B.

      Individual search engines

    • C.

      Subject-based directories

    Correct Answer
    C. Subject-based directories
    Explanation
    Subject-based directories are the best type of search engine or directory for browsing general topics within a broad category or area of interest. Unlike meta search engines, which aggregate results from multiple search engines, and individual search engines, which provide results based on specific algorithms, subject-based directories categorize websites into specific subjects or topics, making it easier to navigate and find information within a particular area of interest.

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  • 4. 

    Search engines use which of the following criteria to rank the results associated with a search statement:

    • A.

      Frequency of key words and back links

    • B.

      Combination of graphics and key words

    • C.

      Credibility of the author

    Correct Answer
    A. Frequency of key words and back links
    Explanation
    Search engines use the frequency of key words and back links as criteria to rank the results associated with a search statement. The frequency of key words refers to how often the search terms appear on a webpage, indicating its relevance to the search query. Back links, on the other hand, are links from other websites that point to the webpage in question, suggesting its credibility and importance. By considering these factors, search engines can provide more accurate and relevant results to users.

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  • 5. 

    Identify the host name or location within the following URL: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/submit2.php

    • A.

      Quiz-school

    • B.

      Submit2.php

    • C.

      Www.proprofs.com

    Correct Answer
    C. Www.proprofs.com
    Explanation
    The host name or location within the given URL is "www.proprofs.com". This is indicated by the "www" followed by the domain name "proprofs.com" in the URL.

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  • 6. 

    If your goal is to evaluate a webpage, you can use alexa.com to accomplish the following:

    • A.

      Find webpage traffic details

    • B.

      Identify the contact/ownership information for the domain name

    • C.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    By using alexa.com, you can evaluate a webpage by finding its traffic details and identifying the contact/ownership information for the domain name. This means that both options A and B are correct.

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  • 7. 

    Discuss the pros and cons of each of the following types of search engines/directories:  individual, meta and subject. Be certain to include an example of each type of engine/directory in your response. Your response should following the "RAVE" model.

  • 8. 

    Your friend is considering citing the following online source in a presentation, but she wants your guidance on how to assess the credibility of this webpage.   What observations and suggestions would you make based on the following URL: http://www.mrspages~page%@verizon.net/opinions Your response should follow the "RAVE" model.

  • 9. 

    Explain how the internet achive Wayback Machine might be included as a criteria/tool in your evaluation of a website's credibility.

  • 10. 

    You want to find a Powerpoint presentation (.pptx file) about Stafford loans on the College Affordability and Transparency website http://collegecost.ed.gov.  Write out the search sring you would use to find a presentation file on this topic at the website listed.

  • 11. 

    Your objective is find information about mobile applications that run on both the IOS and Android platforms.  Write the search string that will meet this criteria. 

  • 12. 

    Identify at least three search tips or strategies that you learned from the Google PowerSearching webinars. 

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