When evaluating a web site, check these basic points:
- Author or contact person - Link to local home page
Start with the websites you know
We search on the internet all the time, often stories or news we come across. Many times we see fake news on sites that we have never heard about. There may be better information out there, but starting with a company you already trust is a good way to narrow your search. Then if you do decide to look up information from other sources, you can compare it to what you found first.
Check the date
Another helpful tip is to look at the date of an article as well as the dates attached to studies and resources within an article.
One of the best ways to evaluate an article or other type of content published online is to check the author’s credentials.
Check the Domain
One of the simplest ways to determine the credibility of an online resource is to look at the purpose of the website, which can often be learned from the ending of the site’s address. Every website ends in a Top Level Domain (TLD). This is the bit after the last period in the domain name.