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Business Research: Business Websites

Evaluating Websites

Before you use material from the Internet, evaluate the site.

WHO- is the author or sponsor ?

Is it a reliable person, site?

WHAT- information is provided ?

Does it match other information from valid sources?

WHEN- was the information posted/updated ?

Is it current?

WHERE- does the information come from?

Is it a reputable source such as .edu or .gov?

WHY- is the information there?

Is it there to inform and educate without bias?

Domain Names

Do you know what each domain means?

.GOV= government

.ORG= organization

.COM= commercial

.CO= company, commercial

.EDU= higher education

.BIZ= business

.MIL= military

.NET= network

Google Search

Google Web Search

Social Media and Business

Look for your company's social media presence on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

 Search your company website for its social media presence.

This article discusses the top brands on Facebook. 

Best Business Website

Vote Now!

Which is the most useful business website?

Best Business Website
Google Finance: 7 votes (2.44%)
Yahoo Finance: 4 votes (1.39%)
Wall Street Journal Market: 9 votes (3.14%)
Investopedia: 10 votes (3.48%)
SEC: 4 votes (1.39%)
This LibGuide!: 253 votes (88.15%)
Total Votes: 287

Who Is This?


Who Is This?
Chair of the Federal Reserve: 100 votes (61.73%)
Secretary of the Treasury: 15 votes (9.26%)
Speaker of the House: 4 votes (2.47%)
New York State Senator: 7 votes (4.32%)
Supreme Court Judge: 36 votes (22.22%)
Total Votes: 162