Search Engine


Software that indexes files, consequently trying to matches those files with visitor’s search history.


Web search engines are commonly known by the name ‘search engines’, even though different types are there. Web search engines try to index a huge section of webpages on the World Wide Web. Some search engines are region-specific, topic-specific, and even site-specific.

Confusion is also encountered when differentiating between a search engine and a search destination. A search engine strengthens the search procedure and gives results for a search destination. Own engine, a 3rd party engine, or a merger of the two can be employed by a search destination. It is important to be aware of the difference between the two when URLs are being submitted as a destination that employed its own engine may not object to submitting directly, while a destination employing extrinsic engines might or might not offer the option for submitting.

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