February 29, 2012

Credible and Incredible Data on Web

Websites are very quick source of information. Search engines put magic in this too. Although by experience we can observe information authenticity as well but CRAAP test help us in this regard a lot. CRAAP means


1-     Currency – Time to time information updated or not.

2-     Relevance – Information provided is relevant to the topic searched or not? Sometimes websites use some useful words in website content to be listed in search engines’ front pages.

3-     Authority – Source of information is authorized or not?

4-     Accuracy – Information documented, spell check, punctuation, grammatically accurate.

5-     Purpose – Why is this information provided on the website? Purpose is advertisement of any other product or to spread knowledge or to help others?

Last updated: March 19, 2014