today's internet society, good sites
are quickly made known through word of
mouth be it through a discussion board,
online chat or personal emails. These
sites were usually discovered through
searches at popular search engines. Therefore,
it is actually more efficiently to ask
for website recommendations than to DIY
because you may have to go through 20
URLs or more before you'll find the best
site for what you are looking for.
However, there are still many great sites that lay undiscovered simply because
they are not listed in good positions at the popular search engines. Therefore,
it is harder for people to stumble across them and discover their strengths.
Sometimes, to discover gems that are undiscovered, you have to use less known
search engines that use different indexing algorithms. These engines give different
search results and rankings than the well-known engines, sometimes listing
sites which were not even 'captured' for indexing by the popular search engines.
Remember, web designers and programmers may create wonderful resources, but
ultimately a search engine lists websites using a non-human algorithm. Although
the best sides usually get good rankings, there are also excellent websites
further down the list.