How Search Engines Work
To perform search engine optimization on a web page you first need to understand how search engines work.
A search engine is a program designed to help find information stored on a computer system such as the World Wide Web, or a personal computer. The search engine allows one to ask for content meeting specific criteria (typically those containing a given word or phrase) and retrieving a list of references that match those criteria. Search engines use regularly updated indexes to operate quickly and efficiently...
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Parts of How Search Engines Work
There are 3 parts to a search engine:
- The search engines use robots (also known as spiders) to search the internet for websites.
- The results of the spiders' travels are put in an database which is then indexed based on words found and where these words were found.
- The users of search engines search for words or phrases related to what they are looking for and the search engine index returns related sites.
Click on the image above to see a diagram of how search engines work.
More Articles About Search Engines Work
- Web Crawler - Search Engine Robots - Search Engine Spiders How web crawlers, search engine robots or search engine spiders work.
- How Search Engines Read Web Pages How the search engines read web pages.
- What Search Engine Spider Software Looks For Each search engine has a different way at looking at the web page.
- Search Engine Indexing Process The search engine indexing process takes the detailed information collected by the search engine spider (web crawler) and analyses the information.