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Evaluating Websites. How to tell if a website is REAL. R ead the URL. Do you recognise the domain name? eg: www. adhs . act.edu.au Look at the extension .edu .gov .com/.co .org .net. R ead the URL continued. Is it a personal page? Watch out for: Names

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Evaluating websites

Evaluating Websites

How to tell if a website is REAL


R ead the url
Readthe URL

  • Do you recognise the domain name?

    eg: www. adhs. act.edu.au

  • Look at the extension

    .edu .gov .com/.co .org .net


Readthe URL continued

  • Is it a personal page?

    Watch out for:

    Names

    The words: users, people, members

    The symbols: % and ~


E xamine the content
Examinethe content

  • Credible information?

  • Can the information be verified?

  • Is the site well presented?

    • Appropriate fonts, colours and graphics?

  • Is the site maintained?

    • Do links all work?

    • Recently updated?


  • A sk about the author owner
    Askabout the author/ owner

    • Is their name provided?

    • Contact details?

    • Biographical details/ credentials provided?

    • Conduct a search for them. What do you get?


    L ook at the links
    Lookat the links

    • Forward links

      • Links from the site to other sites

      • Are the sites it links to credible?

  • Back links

    • Links to the site from other sites

    • Which sites link to it?

    • Are they credible or sites you trust?

    • To check back links:

      www.altavista.com then “link:URL” in search bar


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