The World Wide Web seems to have all the answers to all the questions. Whenever there are data needed people turn to search engines such as Google,Yahoo, Bing, Wixi among others. Search Engines have become indispensable. It is high time that we understand the concept behind the creation of search engines and the other important process surrounding it such as search engine indexing.
Search engine is made to search for information on the World Wide Web. The data as result to the searches are primarily presented in a line of results which is called Search Engine Results Pages. For frequent users of this search engines, this is what we see upon typing a certain phrase or word on the topic you are searching.
A number of search engines also mine data available in data storage system or open directories. The data may be specific to web pages, images, information and other file categories and types.
Another aspect of search engine is search engine indexing or it’s substitute name in the context of search engine – web indexing. This process is the gathering and storing of data to ensure quick and accurate information retrieval. It networking concepts from linguistics, cognitive psychology, mathematics, physics and computer science.
You can find also meta search engines (A meta search engine collects information across multiple search engines and returns the results by sorting duplicates. following example: Ixquick, Mamma, Kartoo, etc ...
Well-known search engines focus on the full-text indexing in the internet, natural language documents. Media in the form of video, audio and graphics are also capable of being searched.
Indeed the presence of search engines has made data gathering and analysis more convenient and precise. Web indexing also created a positive impact in terms of reliable data storage and retrieval. There are many questions that have already been answered because of the powerful tandem of Search Engines and web indexing. Moreover, much data has also become available and accessible to the visitors.
With the growing population of search engine dependent individuals, search engines will surely have a long lasting career ahead of it.
- Almost 91% use a search engine from 4 to 14 times a day
- 40% use the advanced search function
- After consulting the first 2 pages of results, 42% reformulate a query.
- 77% of people formulate a request for three words or less
- There are 61% of people who observe sponsored links
- 18% of people go to a search engine to check the latest news headlines
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