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Referencing Websites & Web Documents

Web QuoteWhen a writer is following copyright law and standardized conventions, APA referencing is used. Here is a description of what that is and some examples of how it is used.

The APA style began in 1929 by the American Psychological …

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Search & Education

birdsGoogle’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. They do this by indexing billions of pages of online content, in all kinds and formats and forms, and currently working on inputting and indexing …

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Educator’s Guide to Google

Search HatEducators have the universal desire to impart knowledge, instill lessons, and encourage learners to find out things on their own. In this modern day and age, traditional learning still takes place within the four walls of the classroom but it …

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Advanced Search Queries for Students

Thinking ProcessSearch is simple, but getting the best results for your search query often isn’t. There are lots of factors that can throw off the algorithms of most search engines, so understanding special modifiers to use in your search for specific …

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Teaching Search Strategies in the Classroom

Unzipping Google

Today research sources are so readily available that search skills not only could be integrated into every aspect of the classroom environment, but they should be. The main goal of teaching search skills in the classroom is to change the …

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SEO Test: Site Command

According to our casual observations site: command in Google tends to sort URLs by their length among other criteria (candicates: indexing/caching date, content, uniqueness…etc). To test how this work with pure URLs and minimal content we conducted a test with …

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Impact of Rankings on SERP CTR

There has been very little original research in the area of position-based clickthrough rates (CTR) in search engine result pages (SERP) and most SEO companies still quote outdated information¬†(http://www.seoresearcher.com/distribution-of-clicks-on-googles-serps-and-eye-tracking-analysis.htm)¬†which may not even be relevant …

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