What is a search engine?

What is a search engine?

A search engine is a program or web-based tool that allows users to find out information on the world wide web. It has a huge database to store information and shows results to a user as per their query.

The search engine used their automated software like robots, spiders or bots. They travel all over the web and gathering information, they follow every link, site and all information. The information collected by the bots is used to create a search index on the web.

The most popular search engine is Google. In the Recent studied it has been shown that 92.96% searches on Google. You can improve the visibility of the site by doing Search engine optimization

web search engine or Internet search engine is a software system that is designed to carry out web search (Internet search), which means to search the World Wide Web in a systematic way for particular information specified in a textual web search query. The search results are generally presented in a line of results, often referred to as search engine results pages (SERPs). The information may be a mix of links to web pages, images, videos, infographics, articles, research papers, and other types of files. Some search engines also mine data available in databases or open directories. Unlike web directories, which are maintained only by human editors, search engines also maintain real-time information by running an algorithm on a web crawler. Internet content that is not capable of being searched by a web search engine is generally described as the deep web.

Source – Wikipedia

How many search engines are there

There a lot of search engines in the market, Here we listed the Top 10 search engine that most people use.

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Bing
  • Yandex
  • Baidu
  • Ask.com
  • Duckduckgo
  • wiki.com
  • Startpage
  • Aol.com

Top 3 Search Engine

Let’s find the top 3 search engine that covers the large percentage by StatCounter Report. 

  1. Google – It covers about 92.96% searches on the internet.
  2. Bing – It covers about 2.34% searches on the internet
  3. Yahoo – It covers 1.64% of searches on the internet.
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