Portals are designed to be gateways to the Internet. They may have a link to a search engine, a subject directory, and provide other services such as news, weather, entertainment information, stock market information, shopping, and other services. Many portal sites provide an option to customize the site according to the user's personal interest. Portals are sponsored by the major search engine and browser providers, and may include alliances with other major players on the Internet.
This Canadian portal has a search engine, free e-mail, news, weather, stock market information, and shopping.
Excite has a search engine, subject directory, and links to other search and shopping sites. You can design a personalized page which includes news, sports, weather, stocks etc. Free e-mail is available.
Go is combination of ABC, ESPN, and other Disney enterpises. Go puts the emphasis on leisure, recreation, and entertainment.
IWon provides the same services as all the other major portals except that you can win cash for using it. This site is owned in part by CBS. Search results provided by Google.
Microsoft's portal. This site offers many of the standard services including free e-mail. It offers a good selection of items from which to create your own personalized page.
Netscape - AOL (http://netscape.aol.com)
News, pop culture, and search with Google. Also information on weather, entertainment and money.
Yahoo offers news, weather, stock market information, etc. Search Yahoo's web directory. Yahoo has some very nice features for designing your personalized page including News Clipper for keeping up with the news about the topics you are interested in. Free e-mail.
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Specialized (vertical) Portals
Portals are designed to be gateways to the Internet. They may have a link to a search engine, a subject directory, and provide other services such as news, weather, entertainment information, stock market information, shopping, and other services. Many portal sites provide an option to customize the site according to the user's personal interest. Portals are sponsored by the major search engine and browser providers, and may include alliances with other major players on the Internet. The specialized portals listed in this article provide access to special interest topics like art, computer, news...
Web search engine
A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a list of results and are often called hits. The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike Web directories, which are maintained by human editors, search engines operate algorithmically or are a mixture of algorithmic and human input.
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Specialized Subject Indexes
Archaeology and Anthropology
This short article lists some specialized subject indexes you can use to search for internet sites about archaeology and anthropology. But since there are so many specialized indexes this can only be a small selection...
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If you want to add your website to list of internet sites or to one of our pages it is normally enough to enter a title and a description of your site - with our pages and also with many list of websites it is also possible to publish stories to point to your homepage. In this way it is possible to find new visitors for your site by offering thrilling information on a topic to the readers.
No matter how you structure your story you should always pay attention that you firstly care about your readers: You story should be controversial and show different opinions about a topic in order to raise discussions and to enchain your readers. In order to achieve this it is important to be an expert and the field of knowledge one writes about - so if you write one of your first stories about a topic you should first do a research on the internet: Only in this way you can offer thrilling information and new connections in an entertaining way.
For sure a well written story is based on facts and presents them in a neutral way, without being sensational by exaggerating the given information. Try to write in the style of a good newspaper and not of a tabloid press which achieves its number of copies merely by overdoing of facts. In the end you can earn the respect of your readers by written good stories and this respect than also transfers to your website. The visitors of your site will trust you and the information you publish and therefore will appreciate the products and services you offer. For this it is also useful to publish you stories in social networks und to associate them with your profile. In this way your readers can check your profile first and then visit your website.
For sure it is also crucial that not only the published stories but also the website itself offers interesting information about a given topic. Use you imagination whether your visitors like further informative texts, videos or interactive presentations and pay attention that you continuously add new content to your website so that recurring visitors will find something new that might interest them. Besides writing thrilling stories and associating them with your own website your website itself is the most important flagship of your online presence.
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In the end well written stories can be much more than only a possibility to find new visitors for one’s homepage - they can build an emotional connection between you and the visitors of your site and enhance your reputation as an expert in a given field of knowledge. For this reason stories that point to your website are much more valuable than references that only use a title and a short description.