posted by Kasia on .
i have a list of websites and my job is to find for each site- when it was established and how many hits got it per day, week or month. how can i look for this info.
I tried to look everywhere but i can't even find one website that has this information. Any help??
Here is Writeacher's lesson on "How to search:"
It looks as if what you need to do is learn how to conduct thorough and effective searches for yourself. That's what research is, and I'm sure that's what your teacher expects you to do -- conduct research. You are searching for information that is so specific that you have to be prepared for the possibility that none of it may be online. Or some may be, and some may not. In addition to searching on the Internet, you also need to make best friends with the reference librarian(s) in your local or college library.
At this webpage, you can go immediately to the search sites (first three columns across the top) -- or even better you can scroll down until you see the section called HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET. Those are the links to start with. You'll not only learn how to come up with good search terms, but also how to evaluate the webpages you get as results. Some will be good and others will be garbage. You need to know how to tell the difference.
My favorite way to search is to go to Google's advanced search page
< http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en > and put my search words or phrases into the first or second search box (either "all the words" or "exact phrase"). However, there many other strategies for searching you can use, and the HOW TO SEARCH THE INTERNET section will help you best.
Learning HOW to use Google or other search engines can save you time and help you learn to find information efficiently. Here are some websites that can teach you how:
... and one to help you judge whether a particular website's information is worth your time:
This information usally is not available unless the page show them. It is from the web server log file. Only the service providers have the data.
Usually you might be able to find the information on a certain website by clicking the links on the very bottom, they are usually about copyrights and things so they will provide dates. and if your teacher gave you the sites to reasearch, then they should be there.