As you read a website, you should evaluate its content for relevance, reliability, and evidence of bias. But before you start reading, you can begin to be selective about your sources of information by being careful about which links you click from your list of google search results. This will save you time in your research!
Here are some tips:
Just because it is at the top of the page, doesn't mean it is the "best" source! Websites get bumped to the top for many reasons.
Read BEFORE you click. Look closely at
All of these things can help you determine whether it will be worth your time to open the webpage for further reading.
Google's featured snippet or answer box is not enough to answer your question! You must click and read for the full story and to evaluate whether you think the source of the information is accurate and reliable. At best, you might only be getting a partial answer. At worst, you might be reading something completely untrue. There were high profile cases earlier this year when the featured snippets presented information from fringe sites that claimed that a number of US presidents had been members of the KKK and the former President Obama is planning a coup.