Learn all about search engine services,
web spiders, and program types.
- A software program
that searches the internet to find and index websites / pages.
The documented (indexed) <content is
then presented based on specific search terms or keywords
Search Engine Robots
- The "spiders" or robots travel the internet daily,
in search of new or updated web site content. Web sites are
monitored regularly, at set intervals throughout the day.
The information collected is stored within large data centers.
These data centers are either owned by the search engine or
leased from an outside company. The storage of website content
allows the search engines to, easily and quickly retrieve
the desired information requested by the web user. Quality
search engines can gather billions of web pages from millions
of web sites all over the world!
Robots (Spiders / Crawlers)
- Every search engine online requires some variation
of a search robot. They all function in similar ways, but
use slighlty different technology to run each program. Most
internet users, use the company name as a marker to easily
identify the specific search engine.
Search Engine Types - While the above programs
provide the best search services on the internet, there are
many other quality web spiders available. People can find
general search engines and niche specific services all over
the net. The number of web search engines online is continuously
- General Search Engines
A web search engine that contains
general topics and numerous subtopics that cover almost
every possible catagory one could think of.
- Niche Specific
A search engine designed to collect and display specific
web site information based on detailed criteria set by the
webmaster or owner.
- Region Specific
Search engines that are designed to display web content
from a specific area of the world, country, city and so
Conclusion - Search engines work to
gather and record web site content in order to present that
information to you... when you request it. These software
programs are relatively the same. They will differ in what
kind of web content they display (niche or general), and how
they display that material.
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