Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
Internet companies with programmes used for finding information on the world-wide web. Some popular search engine include, Google, Yahoo, Infoseek, Alte-Vista (see portal)
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Internet PR glossary
Typically a gopher or Web-page-based service that provides a user interface to search a database. Some of the most popular search engine databases are collections of Web pages and/or e-mail addresses. Contrast with directory service.
WebGuest Web Glossary
Web site that allows users to search for keywords on Web pages . Every search engine has its own strategy for collecting data, so it's no wonder that one particular search produces different results on different search engines.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
WWW sites that allow users to type in a word or phrase and then search for other WWW sites linked to that word or phrase. A number of search and metasearch links can be found at http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen/busn2311/helpers1.htm#General . Jensen still goes to Yahoo first at http://www.yahoo.com/
A tool or program which allows keyword searching for relevant sites or information on the Internet. General and topic-specific search engines are prevalent today, for example, Education World, WebCrawler, Infoseek, Lycos, and Yahoo are examples of search engines.
A search engine is a program that searches documents (i.e. web pages,which are HTML documents) for specified keywords and returns the list of documents.A search engine has two parts,a spider and an indexer.The spider is the program that fetches the documents,and the indexer reads the documents and creates an index based on the words or ideas contained in each document.
The Internet Dictionary
A WWW site that serves as an index to other sites on the Web. Some of the more popular search engines are "Starting Point", "Yahoo", and "Lycos". Search engines are relatively easy to use. Normally, they contain references to common subject areas that you can point-and-click to connect to other links, that connect to other links, and so on. They also give you the opportunity to type in key words (by themselves, or in combination) to begin a search. Click here for an example of how a search works.
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
Excite, Lycos, AltaVista, Infoseek, Yahoo. All search engines. All would have made you very rich if you invested in them a couple of years ago, but that's beside the point. Search engines find and index sites on the web. By creating indexes of databases of these sites (based on titles, keywords, and the text in files) they can (supposedly) find relevant web sites for what people search for. When you are looking for something using a search engine, it is a good idea to use words like AND and OR and NOT, and punctuation -- like quotes (for names) and parentheses to group words together. This helps narrow your search, giving you a list of more relevant sites.