| Internet > World
Wide Web > Advanced
Use > Web
Find A Home Page
You can often find a site's URL
by searching the web or newsgroups. Sometimes you hear about a site in conversation
but don't know the URL, and would like to be able to find it. The following
tips can help:
- Search engines. Try the techniques
described in the search section to
for the site with two or three different search engines.
piece of unique information about the
site. If you know a unique name associated with the site, or even a part of
URL, you can often use that hook to surface the site from the virtual ocean.
- Newsgroups. If the site is
very new, it may not yet be indexed by the search sites. However, if a site has
any notoriety it will usually have been discussed in the newsgroups, and
you can often find it by searching Usenet newsgroups.
Limiting the search to a date range of the past few days is often effective
the site has recently been of interest in the news -- several people somewhere
on the planet have almost certainly posted messages about it.