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Anatomy of a Web Address

If you already know how to read a web address or URL (Universal Resource Locator, pronounced “you are ell”), skip this section. Otherwise, consider the web address http://www.googleguide.com/searchEngines/google/searchLeader.html. Here’s what it all means:

http
transfer protocol (type of information being transferred)

www.googleguide.com
website name, host name

googleguide
second-level domain name

com
top-level domain name

searchEngines
directory name (major category)

google
sub-directory name (sub-category)

searchLeader
file name (a file within the directory)

html
file format

Here’s a list […]

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This page was last modified on: Tuesday May 1, 2007

Advanced Search Form

When you don’t find what you’re seeking, consider specifying more precisely what you want by using Google’s Advanced Search feature. Don’t be frightened by the name “Advanced Search”; it’s easy to use, and it allows you to select or exclude pages with more precision than Google’s standard search box. Click on the Advanced Search link […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 10, 2008



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