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"A" Terms

From "AOL" to "Ask.com", here's the A terms in the About Web Search glossary.

What is Autospell, and How Does It Work?
Many search engines these days have what's called an autospell, or autocomplete feature. Learn how autospell works.

Adware
Find out what adware is, and how you can avoid it when using the Web.

ARPANET
Find out what ARPANET means, and why it's important in the context of Web Search.

Amazon
Amazon is one of the most popular ecommerce sites on the Web today.

Add-Ons
You hear a lot about add-ons these days on the Web, but what exactly are they?

AltaVista
Learn more about AltaVista, one of the oldest search engines on the Web.

AOL Search
Learn more about AOL Search, one of the most popular search destinations on the Web.

Ask
Ask, formerly known as Ask Jeeves, is one of the best search engines on the Web. Find out more about Ask.

Allintitle
Find out what the term "allintitle" means, at the About Web Search glossary of Web search terms.

Allinurl
What does allinurl mean? Learn more about allinurl at the About Web Search glossary of Web search terms.

Autofill
What does the term "autofill" mean? Learn what this and other common Web search terms mean at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Alt Tag
Learn what an alt tag is at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Adobe AIR
Many Web sites utilize Adobe AIR technology in their site design. Learn what Adobe AIR is at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Animated GIF
Not sure what an animated GIF is? Learn what an animated GIF is at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

What does "adjacency" mean?
The term "adjacency" is important to Web searchers. Learn more about adjacency at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

What is an alert?
What is an alert, and how do you set one up? Learn more about this Web search term at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Above the Fold
Learn more about what "above the fold" means at the About.com glossary of Web search terms.

Applet
An applet is a small software application that performs a specific task. Learn more about what an applet is at the About Web Search Glossary of Web and Internet terminology.

Advanced Search
Advanced search is a handy feature offered by many search engines.

Affiliate Program
An affiliate program can be a lucrative way to earn money on the Web.

Anchor Text
Anchor text is an important part of search engine optimization.

Authority
A web site with authority is considered a good thing. Learn more about authority at the About Web Search glossary of Web and Internet terms.

Automated Submission
Automated submission of content to search engines is not always a good idea.

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