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27 05, 2016

How Search Engines Work

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The most widely used website on the internet is call Google. For those of you who don't know what Google is, I'd just give up right about now... Millions of people conduct searches on the Internet using search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing on a daily basis. While you and everyone else in the world use search engines every day, it begs the question... do you really know how search engines work? Core Functionality of a Search Engine Basically all search engines both large and small function and operate in the same manner. Their purpose hasn't changed much over the past couple decades. Search engines capture information from websites using what is commonly called a spider, crawler, or bot.   The Role of Hyperlinks The search engine spider crawls webpages all throughout the internet, using links to find new pages. Hyperlinks determine the architecture of a website. Understanding Search Engine Indexing Search engine indexing is the process of a search engine collecting, parses and stores data for use by the search engine. Once the information is captured, the spider submits it to [...]