Read the URL
Being able to read the URL of a site will help you evaluate before you spend time working with it. The domain designation has information, as well as the grammar of the URL.
- .com (commercial $)
- .edu (education, most U.S. colleges)
- .ac (academic institution not used in U.S.)
- .org (any organization)
- .net (internet / network – no specific designation)
- .gov (government agency)
- .mil (military institution - U.S.)
Indications you are on a personal page that should be scrutinized for bias, accuracy and authority.
Does the URL have a tilde: ~?
Does the URL have %?
Does the URL include a personal name?
Does the URL include words like: users, people or members?