If you are reading this Internet Scout report, you most likely have used a search engine before and may have wondered what makes some websites show up on Google and others not. This Topic in Depth provides some background information on search engines. The first website from Webopedia gives an overview of how search engines work (1) provides more information on the mechanics of search engines and debunks some common myths. If any terms used in the article are new to you, this website (3) offers a thesauras of key terms along with tips to help you improve your chances of getting your website to show up on search engines. This brief history from Web Reference (4) provides some perspective on how the technology began, while this article (5) gives some basic information on where we are today with search engine usage and technology. Search Engine Watch offers this listing of kids search engines (6). The University at Albany 7) offers a list of suggestions on how to choose a website for various uses and searching preferences.


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