How does Google Search work

We are going to watch the short video above, then also read the following article about how Microsoft’s Bing search engine works.

Then go ahead and answer the Qs below in a MS Word or Google Docs then submit to the server.

1. Explain the following terms, in relation to the Online Searching:

  • Keywords
  • Index
  • Spider (web crawler)

2. Try out several Searches using at least three different Engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.  You will probably not always get the same results in different browser.  Why is this?

3. What kind of factors/decisions go into determining how to rank (what order to return) your search results?

4. After trying several different search engines, decide which search engine you prefer and explain why?


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