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.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/microsoft-bing.htm

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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