You’ve put hard work into building your website, but can people find it? Even with top search engine placement, if customers aren’t searching for your business’s product or service, they may not be able to find you. For today’s businesses, the best way to get the word out is to find those po...
The European Union's digital chief wants search engines such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Microsoft's Bing to be more transparent about advertising in web search results but ruled out a separate law for web platforms. European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip, who is overseeing a wide-ranging ...
Google has released an update to its personal loan advertising policy that will impact many advertisers in across financial verticals. According to Google, ads and websites that promote dangerous payday loan offers will be restricted from advertising with AdWords. we’re banning ads for payday loan...
One of my main bandbox issues over my years of working with school libraries and technology has been internet filtering. I was lucky enough to work in a very forward-thinking school district in the short time between our going online and the passing of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)...
When confronting a subject of study in this day and age, what are the ways you can sharpen the skills it takes to dig into it more deeply—to really learn? After reviewing thousands of tools and trends in the current learning space, I’ve found there are some basics to consider before you get goin...
The interviewing process is often a daunting endeavor for job seekers. There can be immense pressure to perform well, and that pressure often leads to making mistakes that cost you the job. Make sure you don’t commit one of these seven deadly sins of interviewing, and you’ll find yourself in rig...
Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you better take the time to make your argument legit. Spending 10 seconds with Google and copy-pasting Wikipedia links doesn't cut it. The standard for an intelligent argument is Legitimate researc...
Written By :Markus Jakobsson This is written with the goal to help students and junior researchers, and is the type of advice I give students and junior colleagues when I coach them. Of course, not everybody works the same way. This might be good advice for some, but maybe not for you. I would be ha...
Tip 1: Create a support group Why not make your daily coffee break with your colleagues into a support group moment by not only discussing your plans for the weekend, but by also sharing your thoughts on your research. Jennifer: “Regular contact with your voluntary support group allows you to furt...
You know that weird feeling between excitement and dread that accompanies an invitation to interview? It’s especially strong when you know next to nothing about your potential workplace. But, even if the first time you’ve ever heard of the company you’re interviewing with was the day you sent ...
The World Wide Web is an extraordinary resource for gaining access to information of all kinds, including historical, and each day a greater number of sources become available online. The advantages that the internet offers students are tremendous; so much so that some may be tempted to bypass the l...
The 6 Online Research Skills Your Students Need 1. Check Your Sources The Skill: Evaluating information found in your sources based on accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context. The Challenge: While most kids know not to believe everything they read...
Conducting research on the Internet can prove to be either a gold mine, rich with nuggets of knowledge and information, or a mine field littered with stretched truths and dead ends. Which of these two you experience depends on how you go about your research, where and how you look for information, a...
To someone who has just recently begun using the internet, the internet might seem vast. It contains almost everything a person requires. However, most people are probably unaware that the part of internet they can view is just less than 10% of all what is available online. By using a conventional s...
I have spent the past few days doing research on traditional telecenter sustainability. By traditional, I mean telecenters that charge a small fee for offline (photocopying, mobile charging etc.) and online services (Internet access) to meet their costs. While the news is rather bleak, I have stumbl...
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: good things come to those who are well prepared. Sure, good things also sometimes happen to people randomly, and that’s nice. But there’s nothing like the cool confidence of someone who really knows what he or she is doing. The same thing holds true ...
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to gathering information on the internet. Depending on the type of research, the rules may vary. An effective information gathering technique can result in better utilization of your time, broaden your perspective by going through various resources, can...
BusinessWeek magazine describes it as "perhaps the most effective means of defeating the online surveillance efforts of intelligence agencies around the world". The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) calls it "the king of high-secure, low-latency internet anonymity." Another source describes it as ...
Part of the KevinMD toolkit series. “How can I find a doctor online?” A seemingly simple question, but patients are often confronted with too much information on the Internet, with variable quality. Finding a doctor a similar to completing a puzzle. Like puzzle pieces, there are many resources a...
In this age of technology, the use of libraries for research purposes has become less frequent while the use of the internet for research has gained more recognition. Since it is,  easy to index and specialize your search on the internet, many people are concerned with the reliability of the co...
Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrassing or even cause great harm. Would you want strangers to see searches that reference your online reading habits, medical his...
For most people, Internet research involves little more than putting a search query into Google and hitting return. But for others, such a basic search just won't cut it. Perhaps you are writing a doctoral dissertation and need to carry out in-depth research on your topic, or maybe you're researchin...
Quality content is a hard sell. Sure, people get that content is important — but getting people to invest the time and resources needed to make content great isn’t easy. It’s not enough to tell decision makers you need quality content. In order to make the case for it, you have to demonstrate ...
Some kids are using computers or electronics before they can even talk in complete sentences. However, just because we start kids out ridiculously early on electronics, doesn’t mean they automatically grow up to know how to use the Internet properly. From early elementary age, students are expecte...
ABSTRACT This article attempts to convey the joys and frustrations of skimming the Internet trying to find relevantinformation concerning an academic’s work as a scientist, a student or an instructor. A brief overview ofthe Internet and the “do’s and don’ts” for the neophyte as well for th...
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