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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

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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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