|Can I get Free E-Mail from a Search Engine?
Like television networks, many Websites are supported by advertising. The banner ads that you see at the top of most pages are what make most of the internet free for users. And just like advertisers pay more money to run their ads on top-rated programs, so Websites get more revenue if they can attract more people to their sites.
|How do I type in key search words?
Different search engines work in different ways. Some will look for individual words, others search for all the words you enter. Sometimes you can help the search engine along by telling it how to search. Here are a few tips that will work on most search engines. If you just enter a simple word like 'Internet,' you'll probably get millions of results.
In addition to helping you find web pages, most search engines also allow you to find people. It's like having thousands of phone books on hand that you can look through whenever you want, except that you can find the person you're looking for in a matter of seconds. From the search engine's home page, choose 'people finder' or 'white pages.' Different search engines will ask you for different information.
|Search Engine Features
Search engines operate in two ways. Pure search engines are sometimes called spiders, because they 'crawl the Web.' This means that the computer constantly searches through Web pages and remembers what it finds on each one. When you search for a word like 'cat,' these engines will return all the sites on which that word appears. Since that will probably be millions of pages, you should use more than one term to narrow down your search.
|What is a Search Engine?
A search engine is software used to find information available on the World Wide Web. The software electronically searches indexes based on keywords or groups of keywords that are input by the user.
|What is WAIS (Wide Area Information Server)?
WAIS, or Wide Area Information Server, is a full text-search system available on the Net. It is a database system that lets you search for documents that contain the information you are looking for. Unlike most search programs, WAIS works better if you give it more terms rather than a few keywords.
|What types of Information can I find on the Internet?
The World Wide Web is huge, and getting bigger every day. No matter what your interests, there's a Website out there somewhere that has what you're looking for. You can read newspapers from anywhere in the country, or in the world. You can find out what's on T-V on schedules for your own area or cable system.