domain - most search engines provide the URL of the retrieved sites. Check the domain of the URL to
determine whether the Web page is hosted on an educational site (.edu), a government site (.gov), an
association/organization (.org) or a commercial site (.com)
ranking - some search engines rank results by various criteria such as relevance, comparing the information
in the site against the information in the search query.
date - the results from search engines provide a date which may be useful for evaluating the currency of a
Web site. Be aware that the date could refer to when the page was created, mounted, or updated.
annotation - most search engines provide "annotations" with search results. These "annotations",
usually the first one or two sentences from the Web page, may provide you with information about the
content of the site.