profession we choose, searching for information on the Internet
for business facts, addresses, maps and thousands of other important
pieces of data is crucial to our own personal career goals and
our company's success. While the Internet has vast amounts of
facts presented by governmental agencies (.gov), educational
establishments (.edu), non-profit groups (.org), the United
States military (.mil), and private commercial enterprises (.com),
we need to learn techniques on how to trim down the number of
web pages that our search finds.
part of the Internet is a collection of computers called web
servers that contain web pages, which include mostly text and
images. Many sites have or are adding music and videos to their
list of choices now that high-speed data connections are prevalent.
When a computer user wants to locate a certain fact, they can
use a web browsing program such as Internet Explorer along with
a corporate search engine such as Google.com, Yahoo.com, MSN.com
we wish to discover, all we have to do is type a web address
such as www.pixar.com on the address bar and press enter and
the home page of the site appears. However, just visiting a
homepage does not necessarily help us determine the data we
wish to ascertain. Therefore, individual web browsers use Search
Engine programs to assist them in obtaining facts.