How Do Search Engines Work?
Search Engines for Everyone
Major Search Engines (Last Ones Standing):
But wait, there’s more:
Are you a Smart Searcher?
- “” (search for exact word/words in the quotes)
- site: (search within a specific domain)
- – (exclude a term)
- * (search with wildcards)
- ~ (synonym search)
- OR (boolean search to find one thing OR another)
What Can you NOT Find with a Search Engine?
But wait, does [insert your favorite search engine] index EVERYTHING? Or rather, has everything been indexed and made searchable by SOME search engine?
Meet The Invisible Web.
- dynamic content
- unlinked content
- private/paywall content
- contextual content
- limited-access content (Robots Exclusion Standard)
- non HTML/text content (how do you “index” the content of images and videos?)