Practice: Comparing Search Engines

Let’s think about the scenario for this chapter and the example assignment. Knowing that search engines rely on your keywords to find relevant results, what keywords would you use?

After you think of a few, test them out!

Try them with an online search engine of your choice and note the top five results. Now try a different search engine. Did you notice any major differences or similarities between the two? Were the results what you were hoping for, or expecting to see? Any surprises?


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