Search Engines

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by Michael Williams
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Facts


  • A program for the retrieval of data, files, or documents form a database or network, like the internet.


  • Results of a search could consist of web pages, images, information, and other types of files.


  • First program to search the internet was called "Archie", it stood for "archive", only without the "v".


  • Search engines today use a "Webcrawler" to gather information, which is a computer program that browses the web in an orderly fashion.


  • Google is the most popular search engine, coming in with over 80% off the market share in 2011.


Examples

Google, Yahoo!, Ask, Bing...and many many more.

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