1. If you had to look through each web page, it would take many years to find the information you seek. ________ make the task much simpler.
2. When you use a search engine to find information, you type in a search term which consists of one or more _____________________.
3. For example, if you wanted to learn more about how to eat healthily, your search term might include the keywords:
4. The search engine would look through all the webpages on the internet and create a _________________ to all pages that contain these keywords
5. The list is ________________, with the most popular (or most visited) results at the top. You can then choose to follow any of the listed links.
6. Search engines such as Google use very complex _______________ algorithms to decide the exact order in which results should appear.
7. Boolean expressions, such as AND, OR and NOT, allow you to make your search terms ___________.
8. AND narrows down the search by adding more keywords that need to appear in your results, e.g "film" AND "London". The results will contain _______________.
9. OR __________ the search by including alternate words, eg "film" OR "movie". The results will contain either of these words.
10. NOT excludes certain information, eg "film" AND NOT "Toy Story". The results will contain the word "film" _________________________.
11. Using two keywords "films" and "cinema" would return a perfect search result if you wished to search for all films that were playing in the ODEON in Central London.
12. To find either cycling or tennis in London you could use this search term:
13. In most search engines, "NOT" is represented with a minus sign.
14. Using this search term you would get a list of results for places to play tennis in London, but excluding anywhere in Paddington.
15. Which of the following search terms entered into a search engine would be likely to give you the MOST results?