What are Search Engines Exactly?

Here, we share with you: A definition of a search engine; How a search engine works; Search engine drawbacks; and a definition of a metasearch engine.

Search Engine Defined

A search engine, or search engine software system, systematically searches the World Wide Web or Internet (not the deep web). Searches begin when a search term or question is entered into the search engine. The results of the search are shown and are composed of various items such as images, articles, videos, web page links and other file types.

Some may ask “Is a search engine the same as a browser?” The answer is no. A search engine searches the World Wide Web, while a browser just gives you access to the search engine.

Search Engine Processes

One important part of today’s business landscape is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). (Not to be confused with Content Marketing.)To understand SEO, it is helpful to know how search engines work:

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