is software and programming that searches the contents of pages and files on the World Wide Web.
A searchable database of information about many Web pages, and software to conduct the search.
A tool for finding information on the Internet, within a Website or software application. Examples like www.yahoo.com.
A site or an application that serves as an index to other sites on the Internet. It contains references to common subjects, which you can point-and-click to connect to other links that connect to other links. You can also search by typing in key words (by themselves, or in combination).
A tool to help people locate information available on the World Wide Web. By typing in keywords, users can find numerous Web sites that contain the information sought. For more information on search engines for kids, see the Search Engine Watch Web site or Kid-Oriented Search Engines in this site.
A very useful tool, organized on a Web page, that allows you to search the Internet. Type in your words, and depending on the search engine, you will receive from 1 to over 1,000,000 "hits," or Web pages matching your words. Click on a match, and you will immediately be brought to that Web page.
A specific type of search tool that retrieves information from the World Wide Web.
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Software that gives you the ability to search for Internet resources. Search engines are usually accessed through Web browser software.
A computer program that lets you find words or phrases in a database like the Web.
A Web site that acts as a 'directory' for the Internet. Search engines attempt to index and locate desired information by searching for the keywords a user specifies.
a special kind of website that searches for other websites containing key words and phrases
A search engine helps you find information on the web. By entering keywords the search engine will search for web pages containing your keywords and list them on your screen for you to select from.
A software system that allows users to search enormous databases of Web pages by scanning their titles, keywords, text or meta tags.
A web site that has crawled the web and lists 1000's of entries ranked by their own code. Google, Yahoo, MSN are the biggest 3 search engines.
Literally, the software used to search for information within a given database. Often used to mean a website with a database of other websites and the information they contain. Since the Web is such a large place, it is handy to go to search engines when you can't find the information you are looking for. (Yahoo! and AltaVista are search engines.)
Search engines provide directories to help locate information on the Internet.
A browser utility that locates resources/ specific information via searches for keywords and phrases. New search engines appear frequently on the Internet. Some common search engines are Yahoo, Infoseek, AltaVista, MetaCrawler, and WebCrawler.
This is a program that searches one or more documents for specified keywords and returns a list of locations where those keywords were found. Although search engines are really a general class of programs, the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Alta Vista and Excite that enable users to search for documents on the World Wide Web and USNET newsgroups. (www.mcpihome.com)
Software that lets you search for content on the World Wide Web or within a website using keywords. See keywords, meta tags.
On the Internet, a program that searches for keywords in files and documents found on the World Wide Web. Some search engines are used for a single Internet site, such as a dedicated search engine for a Web site. Others search across many sites, using such agents as spiders to gather lists of available files and documents and store these lists in databases which users can search by keyword. Examples of the latter type of search engine include Lycos and Excite. (adapted from the Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary, Third Edition)
How do you find stuff you're looking for on the Web ? Well, one method is to use these popular websites. The engines index the contents of the Web and reproduce a list of sites to users based on search terms entered into the engine. The Search Engines attempt to rank sites so that the most relevant sites are displayed first. But this is a tricky business and website designers are constantly trying new methods of fooling the Search Engines to rank their sites higher and higher. This is done through the HTML coding and script content of the particular website.
A tool used to search databases of web page files.
A system for the purpose of indexing information, and later filtering of based on user specified search criteria.
A program that helps Web users find information on the Internet. The method for finding this information is usually done by maintaining an index of Web resources that can be queried for the keywords or concepts entered by the user. Click here for a list of search engines.
Internet search engines (eg Google, AltaVista) help users find web pages on a given subject. The search engines maintain databases of web sites and use programs (often referred to as "spiders" or "robots") to collect information, which is then indexed by the search engine. Similar services are provided by "directories," which maintain ordered lists of websites, eg Yahoo
A remotely accessible program that lets you do keyword searches for information or web sites on the Web. Commonly known search engines include Google, Yahoo!, and Altavista.
A web site used by Internet users to access, research, and locate other web sites on a chosen topic.
is a type of tool for searching the Internet. A search engine is a directory of Uniform Resource Locators (World Wide Web, FTP, and gopher addresses) that can be searched using either general topic headings (e.g., "education," "entertainment," "sports") or a user-entered search term or keyword. Search engines gather URL's by sending out "robots" or "spiders" onto the web. A robot or spider is an automated program that collects the URL's of new web pages and indexes them by topic. Examples of a search engine include Alta Vista and Lycos (please see the "Introduction to the Web: Search Tools" handout for more information)
Companies that list websites by keywords or search words so that people looking for information can find the sites with that information. With many millions of sites to list, it is difficult getting listed by search engines. The most popular ones, such as Yahoo and Google, have a reputation for being the most comprehensive for listing sites and for yielding the best results.
Huge databases which include URLs of millions of Web pages along with information about the content of these pages. A user's query is matched with pages dealing with the query terms. Examples: Yahoo!, Excite, Alta Vista, Lycos.
Helps users locate information on the Internet by searching for keywords or phrases. Indexes are developed from resource lists or created by robots, spiders, crawlers or agents.
An internet term that means a website that uses a program to return a listing of websites that are relevant to user-entered search keywords.
card catalogs for the internet. It is becoming increasingly difficult for a small business website owner to be listed. We will submit your website to 12 search engines but cannot guarantee a listing or your position in a listing. Most search engines have now been programmed to ignore websites listed on free hosts. Sub domains cannot be submitted to a search engine, but the parent website (Paintwebs) has been submitted and is listed. As a painting gateway member you will receive the benefit of Paintwebs seach engine listing and rating.
An Internet search tool. A search engine has three parts: 1) A spider (also called a 'crawler' or a 'bot') that goes to every page or representative pages on every Web site that wants to be searchable and reads it, using hypertext links on each page to discover and read a site's other pages 2) A program that creates a huge index (sometimes called a 'catalogue') from the pages that have been read 3) A program that receives your search request, compares it to the entries in the index, and returns results to you (definition taken from the whatis.com Web site)
An Internet resource discovery tool that lets people find information by keyword(s) searches.
A search engine is a massive Web database such as Northern Light, Google. Typically, these databases or catalogs are built by automated processes called robots or spiders that search the Web, gathering information about Web pages. Since they are build automatically, search engines often have catalogs of tens of millions of Web pages, and are very complete.
Program for searching a Web site or several sites. Helps to find documents by search criteria.
A search engine most commonly refers to an application designed to find requested information on the Internet. Search engines can be used to find just about anything indexed on the Internet. Search engines can locate names, images, music, documents, news and much more. Search engines are essential research tools. Learn how to use search engines effectively by visiting The Basics of Google Search.
A "search engine" is a Web site that employs bots to search the Web. Search engines take the information gathered by its bots and use it to create a searchable index of the Net. The Major search engines are Google, Yahoo, MSN, AskJeeves
A program that allows users to search for documents on the World Wide Web by using a list of specified keywords or more complex instructions. A search engine is similar in function and in appearance to an electronic library catalogue
search engine is a set of programs that catalog information and allow you to search through that information, like the index in the back of a book. See also indexing and spidering.
Search Engine - is a searchable database of web sites collected by a computer program (called a wanderer, crawler, robot, worm or spider). When you enter a keyword, the search engine looks for keywords in its database, and any relevant records are displayed. Web sites are selected automatically, and are not evaluated in any way before they are entered into the database. Examples: Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Excite, Lycos etc.
the software which allows users to find Web and Gopher sites on the Internet by scanning a database of their titles or text.
Search engines are programs used to look for information on the Internet. Familiarity with a good search engine is crucial to your ability to use the Internet; there is so much out there that search engines, in large part, organize your experience on the 'net and allow you to see a piece of the online universe without being engulfed by it.
a database of WWW pages.
a program used by an Internet browser to look for specific words and sort them for information.
A Web site that allows visitors to search for other sites using keywords. Yahoo ( www. yahoo.com) and Lycos ( www.lycos.com) are commonly used general search engines. Healthfinder ( www.healthfinder.gov) and MEDLINE/PubMed ( www.nlm.nih.gov) are examples of healthspecific search engines.
A computer program that will locate Web sites or files based on specified criteria.
Specialized computers which explore, index and rank accessible information on the Internet. Searching is an art! Better results are obtained by choosing the search terms carefully, and by using the special syntax provided by that search engine. There are two major types: Indexes and Directories. Some major search engines provide both types of search. Index searches look for particular words of phrases. eg. "hemyock castle". Directory searches find information by progressively refining the category where the information should be stored, eg. Europe.. Britain.. Devon.. Hemyock Castle, or History.. Medieval.. Castle.. Hemyock Castle. Note: Much information is hidden from these search engines. Some can be found by guessing where it will be held, eg. a government or university site, and then searching that web site directly.
Software program that helps you to find Web pages containing specific search terms. A tool for navigating the World Wide Web
a program that indexes information from Web pages, then seeks to match relevant Web pages to the search request of a user
Tool which allows searching by keywords in indexed web sites. No search engine indexes all websites so you may have to try several.
A search engine is a tool that allows you to find information on the Internet. Typically, you would type in some keywords and click a search button to look for information. Yahoo, AltaVista, and Google are examples of search engines on the Internet.
designed to help a user isolate desired information or resources by searching for keywords. The retrieval method used is usually a maintained index of web resources that can be built from specific resource lists or created by web wanderers, robots, spiders, crawlers and worms.
As used in this article, a facility that allows a user to find information.
A utility capable of returning references to relevant information resources in response to a query.
An online database which indexes web pages so that users can search for all the web pages which contain a given word or group of words.
A web site which allows you to search for web pages on particular topics or areas of interest.
The Search Engine Options allows you to install the WebGlimpse Search Engine on your site. This tool allows users to perform searches for content on your site.
A device that searches files for matches a user enters in.
As the name implies, it's an electronic catalogue of whatever is on the Internet... well, whatever is actually catalogued on that search engine. Reasonably experienced users would understand that they're all different, and no single search engine has all the answers. For our "top ten", click here.
A "robot" or "crawler" that goes to every page or representative pages on a Web site, or the whole Web, and creates an index; or, a program that receives your search request, compares it to the entries in the index, and returns results to you.
A program that allows users to search a database. In the context of the World Wide Web, the term usually refers to a facility for searching a large index of Web Pages generated by an automated Web crawler. Last Reviewed: 2003-04-22
Consists of a spider, bot or crawler, that finds URL's either automatically. The search engine makes the determination as to what data ends up in the database. In short, given a url, an automated process occurs which results in your site being included into the results. Search engine spiders are active 24hours a day crawling all the websites on the internet. Most search engines do not charge for this service.
A tool for locating information stored within a set area e.g., a personal computer or the internet.
A website (and the technology supporting it) which allows someone to users to search for specific information and websites from the World Wide Web. The user generally types a query (made up of a word or a phrase) into a search box and the the Search Engine produces the set of Results Pages which rank the websites according to the perceived relevance of their content to the query.
A program that helps users find information in databases of Web pages or other text files.
A software program that is used to retrieve documents from the internet, based on document content.
A search engine is a searchable database of Internet files collected by a computer program e.g. Google, Ask or Yahoo. There is no selection criteria for the collection of files. Each search engine only looks at part of the Internet.
A program that searches documents for a specific word (keyword) and returns a list of all documents containing that word.
The device that lets you search the World Wide Web for subjects you type in. For example Yahoo!, Excite, Alta Vista.
Internet resources using keyword and boolean searching. Boolean queries contain the words "and," or, "and not" to help confine the search.
A type of software that scans the contents of text documents or system files on a computer looking for specific words or phrases called keywords.
A tool for finding information or "pages" on the World Wide Web. Usually consists of an index compiled by a computer program called a robot or spider.
Search Engines are computer databases which attempt to catalogue all the information on the Internet. Documents can then be retrieved by typing in key words and phrases, or other user-specified criteria. A few of the search engines you can find on the Web are Yahoo, Webcrawler, and InfoSeek.
A utility that permits the user to find any word, concept, or file on a network using a variety of criteria, including date, size, and physical location.
A facility on the WWW to allow easier access to specific information within the volumes available on the Internet. There are basically three varieties of search engine: subject directories (such as Yahoo), keyword index searchers (such as Lycos), and those which allow searching of the full text of Web documents (such as Alta Vista).
Any of various programs that work with your browser to find information on the Web. After you type a keyword or keywords into your browser's dialog box, a search tool looks for Web pages containing your keyword(s) and produces a menu of available documents (hits). Also called "search tool."
a remotely accessible program that lets you do key word searches for information on the Internet.
The Search Engine plug-in script allows you to add an indexing and searching system to your domain. Both HTML documents and plain text files can be searched by this search engine.
A program that enables users to search key words on Web pages throughout the World Wide Web. For example Yahoo.
Programs that search a database of web sites to return those that match the user's query.
A database front end that allows a user to seek information on the Internet by keyword. Search engines may look for titles of documents, URLs, headers, or text.
A database-driven website that allows a user to search for specific information.
An online service which can trawl through the contents of the Web (Websites, newsgroups, email addresses) looking for specific phrases or words. The engine asks you for keywords and then provides a list of web sites that contain your chosen words. Clicking on the listed web sites will take you to the relevant web page. The Internet: The Rough Guide is a very popular mini-manual which explains the basics of the Internet in a plain language. The author explains any jargon as he goes along; there's a short history of the Net, a glossary, and 'Net language', such as emoticons or the acronyms used as shorthand in posting and chat. The guide is revised and re-issued every year, so make sure you get the latest edition. Details at Amazon.com Details at Amazon.co.uk
A system for searching the information available on the internet.
Web site that uses computers to search the Internet. See: Directory
A web site that takes a keyword or phrase you provide and find sites on the Internet that meets the criteria.
A bot that accepts words or phrases from an Internet user via a browser, searches a database for matching web pages, and displays a list of those pages that match the search criteria.
A computerized program that allows keyword searching of a large number of Internet resources.
A web site that allows you to search the internet for a specific web pages. Like a modern version of a phone book.
there are a number of search engines available on the Internet which can search information available on WWW (e.g. Yahoo, Infoseek), gopher (e.g. Veronica, Lycos) or WAIS. If you submit a query, these engines will not search the whole Internet but will use their own database. This database can be composed by automatic indexing of the Internet, which is usually the case for gopher: at regular intervals, the whole gopher-space is indexed by Veronica, Lycos and others. On WWW, the search databases rely mostly on people that submit interesting URL
a program that looks through things for you. On the World Wide Web, this has come to mean a Web page where you can search the entire Web. There are some search engines that do other things, like search newsgroups or even phone books.
A web site that allows you to search web sites around the world for information about any topic.
A utility that will search the Internet, an Intranet, a site, or a database for terms that you select. Search engines on the web consist of four elements: a program that roams the area to be searched, collecting data records (typically, web pages) and links to more data. These are variously known as spiders, worms, crawlers, or other colorful names. Commercial databases, on the other hand, may collect data records in other ways, such as systematically entering the full text of newspapers or journals. a database or collection of records recovered by the spiders or other type of collector an index of the database collected to enable fast access to terms that you search for and their supporting records. Indexes may be enhanced by controlled vocabularies. See metadata and XML. A search interface--the form in which you enter your search terms and the software behind it that queries the index, retrieves matches, and ranks for relevance and organizes the data for follow-on searches. Each of the major search engines differs in its approach to these four elements.
a computer system that manages a collection of items (usually documents) and supports locating those that are (most) related to a stated information need (query)
A search engine uses robots (spiders, bots, crawlers) to search the Web. Search engines take the information gathered by its robots and use it to create a searchable index of the Internet. The most popular search engine at the moment is Google.
it is a website connected to the internet that specializes in listing other websites on their site. This is done through one or many databases that index other websites following a mathematical algorithm. This algorithm is different for every search engine; therefore it is next to impossible to rank #1 for every keyword on every search engine. Once your site is submitted this alerts the meta crawler or robot to go and crawl your web page programming. Most will only crawl the homepage and the links coming from your homepage. It is very important to have any pages you want indexed linked to the homepage.
A Web server, such as Alta Vista or eXcite, that allows you to search for information on the World Wide Web by typing in words for subject areas that interest you. See Search String for more information. Technet uses a special eXcite search engine that searches only the Technet Web site. To top
The only really practical way to find anything on the internet. Type your query into the search bar and let the software bring you back an almost instant list of sites related to the keywords you used.
A site on the Internet that maintains a database of web sites that you can search. There are many sites available -- like Yahoo, Infoseek, AltaVista, Excite, etc -- each of which have differnet features depending on your needs. Table of Contents
Perform keyword searches of web site.
A search engine is any of the following URLs: http://*google.*/* http://*msn.*/* http://*yahoo.*/* http://*lycos.*/* http://*altavista.*/* http://*aol.*/* http://*excite.*/* http://*infoseek.*/* http://*go2net.*/* http://*askjeeves.*/* http://*ask.*/* http://*metacrawler.*/* http://*hotbot.com/* http://*netscape.*/* http://*looksmart.*/* http://*webcrawler.*/* http://*goto.*/* http://*snap.*/* http://*dogpile.*/* http://*aj.*/* http://*directhit.*/* http://*alltheweb.*/* http://*northernlight.*/* http://*nlsearch.*/* http://*dmoz.*/* http://*newhoo.*/* http://*netfind.*/* http://*/netfind* http://*/pursuit
Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet which store data on Web sites and their corresponding URLs. Some popular search engines are Metacrawler, Alta Vista, and Excite.
A system, such as Google, for searching for information on the Internet.
strictly, the programme(s) used to provide internet users with a search facility. Nowadays, the megacorporation that owns same.
A software program (Yahoo, Google, etc.) that endeavors to facilitate navigation of the web by searching web pages and other Internet resources either by keyword or by category, and presenting the results. There are many search engines, and they are quite different. Finding one that is most intuitive to you requires experimentation.
A tool that locates web sites and resources through searches for keywords.
A search engine is a type of program which searches for specific keywords on your website. Search Engines roam around the web with sophisticated spidering software, picking up all the tidbits of information that interest them. Examples of different sites that are powered by search engines are AltaVista, Excite, and Google.
an online catalog of Web sites, enabling you to search for information on a specific topic. Popular search engines include Yahoo!, Excite, Google, and Metacrawler. Not to be confused with a directory.
A website which searches the web for sites which are relevant for a given search query.
Similar to an index, a search engine helps the user find his/her way around the Internet through the use of key words. Examples: Yahoo, Alta Vista, Harvest.
A web site developed to generate results when keywords are used as search terms.
an automatized way to index and find documents on the internet. Search engines will "crawl," or explore, the internet and index every file they find. Examples of search engines are www.altavista.com and www.excite.com. Since they are automatic they're more efficient than directories, but still even the best actually index no more than 25% of the entire internet. Search engines find many more documents than a directory, but the results they return can be difficult to sort through.
The engine used to search for information. i.e. Google, Yahoo, AOL, Netscape, etc.
Voters who can't remember your web address or want to know who is running for office in "California Congressional District 15" should be able to easily find your web site by typing key phrases into a "search engine" like Yahoo or Google. To ensure that voters can find your web site, it must include the proper meta tags and be submitted to key search engines. You should seriously consider paid placement on major search engines. [Meta tags are key words and phrases included in the web page but not visible to viewers.
A computer program used to search directories on the Internet and return the location (address) to you. Popular search engine programs include Yahoo, WebCrawler, Lycos.
Technology that is used to develop an indexed collection of Web sites and to search it. Alta Vista from Digital is a popular search engine.
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A tool for finding information on the Internet. Yahoo and AltaVista are examples of two widely used search engines.
Software that searches for data based on some criteria.
An Internet site that allows users to search for specific information or Web sites.
A software application or service used to locate files on an intranet or the Web. Generally accessed with browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, a few of the most common web search engines include Excite, Yahoo!, WebCrawler, Infoseek, and Lycos, but new search engines appear constantly.
A program, or a system of programs, which uses keywords to find Web pages containing matching words, returning the results to the user.
The main device used to find information on the Internet.
Web service that allows you to query a database for keywords and returns matching web pages.
software that seeks on one or more Web sites one or more words entered by the user.
A search engine is software that indexes the content of Web sites so that you can find particular information on the Web. Search engines use different indexing schemes, so it is best to use several search engines to do a thorough search for particular information.
Servers used to search for information on the Internet in an easy and efficient manner.
a search engine is a directory that automatically searches the web for the word or phrase that you have typed in. There are many search engines which work in many ways; some of the popular search engines are Yahoo, AltaVista, Dogpile, Snap.com, Ask Jeeves, and GoTo.com. When you type a word or phrase into a search engine, you usually get back a long list of websites which have that word or phrase somewhere in them. The list is hyperlinked to each site. You can then click on those links to go to the site, examine it to see if it is what you want, and follow links from there or use your browser's back button to return to the list your search engine gave you. For tips on efficient Internet searching, go to this site: ION's searching tips. (http://illinois.online.uillinois.edu/IONresources/sqone/searchengines/index.htm.)
A tool for searching information on the Internet by topic. Popular engines include InfoSeek, Yahoo and Excite.
A searchable index of web sites that is traditionally compiled by a spider that visits web pages and stores the information from each page in a database.
With a Search engine, you can search for information on the Internet by using keywords. Search engines seek websites on the Internet and put the search results into an index.
An electronic encyclopedia that allows you to query the www for topics of interest using keywords. Popular ones include Google and Yahoo.
A program which searches documents and Web Sites for specified keywords and then returns all matches found.
A web site that allows you to search its database using a keyword phrase you deem relevant to the product/service you are looking for. There are generally two types of listing - organic and pay per click (PPC). The organic listings are usually displayed on the main body of the page, with sponsored listings either above the organic listings or to the side.
a database of information on URL's linked to certain keywords. Internet users can use this data to find the information they need
The name given to the searching function/software. Gekko Images has developed a powerful search engine to make image searching quick and easy....making sure you get the images you're looking for.
A website developed to generate results when keywords are used as search terms. There are hundreds of search engines, but I submit websites to the 20-30 most popular ones.
A search engine is a database system designed to index and categorize internet addresses, otherwise known as URLs (for example, http://www.yourdomain.com).
When a user enters text into a search form, a program called a search engine analyzes the text and searches for matching terms in an index file, which was created using a search indexer. The search engine returns the results of its search using a results listing.
Imagine going to the library and looking for books on a specific topic. Now imagine that the library didn't sort the books in any manner. How long would it take you to find something, even if you knew exactly what you were looking for? The INTERNET is very much like a library with no organization. How do you find what you are looking for? A Search Engine. While each Search Engine works in a slightly different manner, they all allow you to search the INTERNET for what you need or want. While most Search Engines automatically look for new websites, due to the sheer number of websites being created each day, you may need to add your site to the Search Engines, not wait for them to find you.
A program that searches one or more documents (usually a large collection of documents) for specified keywords and returns a list of locations where those keywords were found. Although "search engine" defines a very general class of programs, the term usually refers to Internet search engines like Yahoo, Alta Vista and Excite, all of which enable users to search for documents on the World Wide Web and in USENET newsgroups.
A component of the query optimizer that generates and evaluates alternative execution plans and selects the most optimal one. The search engine comprises three key components; search criteria, search space, and search strategy.
is a program that allows a user to locate information on the Internet by typing in key words or phrases. The search engine then returns addresses of Web sites that most closely match the request.
A program that indexes documents, then attempts to match documents relevant to a user's search requests.
programs that enable you to search using keywords which describe the subject you are looking for
On the Internet the phrase usually refers to the large databases of Web sites that are automatically generated. These Internet search engines use a software robot or spider that seeks out and indexes Web sites. Some search engines include other Internet resources in addition to Web sites. Such as Google.
see robot-driven search engine
A software program that collects and indexes Internet resources (Web pages, Usenet Newsgroups, programs, graphic images, etc.) and provides a keyword search system allowing the user to identify and retrieve resources based on words, phrases, or patterns within those documents. Google is one of the best known search engines.
An internet site which allows you to search for information. The search engine looks for sites relevant to the search terms you type in. For more information about searching the internet, please see either our Guide to the internet or Internet Search Tools page.
a tool that helps find and retrieve information in the electronic environment. Search engines like AltaVista, Google, and Yahoo search text in millions of Web pages.
A computer program that indexes a database and then allows people to search it for relevant information available on the Internet.
Google is the perfect example of a search engine. Basically, it's a tool that lets you easily track down information on the Web.
A program which searches web pages looking for certain keywords. There is no one exhaustive list of web sites so different search engines sort different pages on the web.
Search engines use spiders (computer programs also called robots) to match documents to a search expression and retrieve information from the Web.
A software program that uses a keyword or directory structure to search for information in websites and databases.
A system for searching the records and documents available on a web site.
Sends out small 'spiders' or 'robots' all over the Internet to index web pages, which are then added to their database.
A program to search Web sites based on key words. Popular versions include Yahoo, Lycos and Webcrawler.
An internet program that ranks relevant sites based on the keywords that the user has typed in. Google is a search engine.
A web site that searches other web sites for specified keywords and returns a list of the sites where the keywords were found. Typically, a search engine works by sending out "spiders" to explore as many web sites as possible. Another tool, called an indexer, then reads the web site information and creates an index based on the words contained on each site. Each search engine uses a proprietary algorithm to create its index so that, ideally, only meaningful results are returned for each keyword query.
A program used by a search service. When you send a request such as a keyword to a search engine, your request is checked against the index that the engine has already compiled.
A site that uses a Spider to roam the web looking for web pages. It catalogs the pages and lets you search the database. Examples include Altavista, Excite, Hotbot and Lycos.
A service which lets users view and search websites or databases by searching (typically with a spider) for documents with meta tags, then reading and indexing the web pages.
A utility that allows visitors to a website/intranet to enter keywords or phrases for information they are looking for, then browse through the Search Results.
Typically, a search engine works by sending out a spider to fetch as many documents as possible. Another program, called an indexer, then reads these documents and creates an based on the words contained in each document. Each search engine uses a proprietary algorithm to create its indices such that, ideally, only meaningful results are returned for each query.
A tool for searching information on the Internet by topic or keyword. Some popular engines include Google, Teoma, and Looksmart.com.au.
A Web service that permits access to and searching of a computer-generated index of Web pages. A search engine lets you enter keywords and then finds and displays a list of all pages that contain the keywords that you entered.
A program that searches information on the Web by looking for specific keywords.
Software that searches a database index and returns matches to words or phrases. A search site that functions as an engine is also called a search engine.
Search engines allow you to search the Internet for specific information.
Computer software designed to search the Internet through the use of keywords and more advanced features including Boolean searches. There are many search engines available to use including Altavista and Yahoo Some search engines, known as metasearch engines, search a number of search engines at once to improve results. These include Profusion, Google, and Dogpile.
A tool or web site that allows internet users to find information on the web. Queries are entered in the form of keyword searches and the search engine displays a list of web sites relating to those keywords.
A utility that lets you perform keyword searches to find information on the Internet, intranet or database.
server that 'indexes' webpages, stores the results, and uses them to return lists of pages which match users' search queries. See also irectory; Indexing.
They are used to search the web.
An Internet service that enables users to locate Web pages related to a specific topic or category (some examples are www.altavista.com, www.google.com, www.hotbot.com, www.lycos.com).
Websites which provide search engine results pages ( SERP) in response to a search.
A server-based application used to search large databases for selected words or phrases. Common search engines use keywords to search for information on the World Wide Web.
An internet service that searches for websites and/or content contained in Web pages on the internet. Examples include Yahoo and Alta Vista.
One of the most essential tools on the Internet - they help you find web sites relating to a particular subject or the Email address of someone you know or articles posted to a Newsgroup or even companies which have a presence on the Internet. Most of the information provided by search engines is categorized so the search can be considerably refined before you even begin. The search engines are basically huge databases containing millions of records which include the URL of a particular Web page along with information relating to the content of the web page which is supplied in the HTML by the author. The search engine obtains this information via a submission from the author or by the search engines doing a "crawl" using "robot crawlers" of the Internet for information. Some search engines use Spiders to obtain information. The are a number of facilities available on the web that allow authors to submit their web pages to hundreds of web site at once. Some search engines use a technique known as ICE to locate information on related topics.
Search engines are huge databases containing information from websites throughout the Internet. People can search the database by typing in 'keywords', which describe the information desired. The search engine then retrieves a list of relevant websites.
A web site whose primary function is providing a protocol for gathering and reporting information available on the Internet or a portion of the Internet.
System that allows a user to type in a search term, such as a topic or subject, and then searches the internet and returns a list of matches. The most well-known is Google.
A website that performs keyword searches and returns relevant results, websites the user searched for. Today, the major search engines areGoogle, Yahoo! and MSN.
A web-based program that allows users to search and retrieve specific information available on the Internet.
Website that keeps a listing of many websites, lets you type in a word or two and then gives you a list of the websites that it knows about that are about that subject. Websites must be registered with search engines if they are to be found by viewers.
A computer on the Internet which helps you locate Web Pages referring to a particular subject
Databases which allow the user to search the World Wide Web by keyword. Search engine interfaces are usually simpler than those used by proprietary online databases. Little selectivity is used since most search engines are attempting to index all web pages. Use the "Back" button at the top of your screen to return to the previous screen.
A search engine is used to find a specific document, graphic, or other file on the Internet. When a user enters text into a search form, the search engine analyzes the text and searches for matching text in a master index file. The results are then returned to the user in order of relevance.
Many search engines exist that scan the World Wide Web in order to locate web pages that will satisfy a user's query. Some web sites have their own search engine, which will search just their site. These search engines make the World Wide Web very powerful and it is worthwhile for all users to spend some time getting to know how to use the search engines properly.
Automated searching programs that send "spider" programs out over the Internet to collect text from Web sites to store in a searchable database. Yahoo!, the first search site to gain world wide attention, actually uses humans to catalogue the information into hierarchical directories by subject.
on-line tool for finding information in the Internet. Holds a searchable index of information from many web sites.
A site on the web that catalogs web sites and searches its database for information specified by you
A large database of Internet addresses that users can visit on the Web and ask questions to search for resources, eg Google, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves.
A site such as Google.com, Yahoo.com or MSN.com that allows you to search the internet for websites by typing in keywords.
A website that provides a list of useful links ( SERP's) in response to a text query. Many Search engines have gradually evolved from pure search engines, such as Google, into portals, such as Yahoo
An online service which take the strain out of surfing the web by asking you for keywords and then providing a list of websites that contain your chosen words.
A search engine is a program that searches Web pages for specified keywords and returns the list of links to pages matching the search criteria.
Website designed to allow users to search the Internet using Keywords. The search engine then identifies the matching sites based on the keywords. There are more and more search engines being created everyday but the most common ones are Google, Ask Jeeves and AltaVista.
These are the engines that list sites for different search words according to how relevant they are to the subject at hand. The best results are almost always on the first page, and you should use search engine optimization to try and maintain your site there.
A program that indexes Web sites according to words, phrases, and subject matter. Search engines help a user find desired information or resources by searching for keywords that the user specifies. Examples of search engines are AltaVista, Google, Lycos, etc.
as the Internet does not have an index, these programs structure all the information on the Internet systematically. Data can be found easily by entering key words or other method.
A website that catalogs the Internet by categorizing and ranking other websites using automated programs called â€œsearch engine spiders.â€ These spiders analyze the content, code, and â€œpopularityâ€ of a website, then group it with similar websites and assign a Page Rank.
When you want to find information on the Internet quickly and easily, you can use a search engine. A search engine will take the keywords you give it and find related pages on the web. You can then link to the page you are interested in. Examples of search engines are: Yahoo, Lycos and Excite.
a special site that provides an index of other website addresses listed according to key words and descriptions in the original page.
An online service that compares your search criteria with its database of information about the Internet and displays the results. (Internet)
A software program used by a search site to retrieve matching Web pages from a search database.
Searchable database of web site information, generated by automated software programs. AltaVista and Google are examples of search engines.
A service such as Google or Yahoo which assists people in finding goods, services and information on the internet. Search engines compile massive databases of the content found on the internet, categorize this content according to proprietary algorithms and display them as listings in response to queries based upon their designated relevance.
Software that searches for Specific information or files on the Internet, based on the criteria you give it.
a program, usually accessed through a web site, that allows you to search for information on the Internet. Note that no one search engine is capable of searching more than a portion of the Web. ( more details: NetLingo TM and Search Engine Listings)
This is a special type of application that looks for specific information across the Internet (IE www.google.com is a search engine).
In order to find documents on the WWW, you need to use a search engine. Search engines are very large databases that contain information about web pages. Search engines are automatically updated by special programs called "robots" or "spiders" that search the WWW for new content and then report their findings to the database. There are many different web search engines that you can use to do a search. Some of the most popular ones are Google and AltaVista. Ask a librarian if you need help using a search engine.
A web site that allows users to search the web for specific information by entering keywords they are looking for. Can include paid or organic listings.
A Web site or document publishing utility used to search for content by specifying key words or phrases.
a function that lets you search for information on the internet. You can find search engines usually at your ISP website and on many other web sites.
A tool that lets you search for topics on the web. Type in keywords or phrases and the engine responds by displaying websites that relate to your search. Popular search engines are Google, Dogpile and Yahoo! Some large sites have a search engine that helps you find what you're looking for within the site. See also: Keyword, META tag.
The computer program that organizes the web information obtained by the robot and provides pages that (should) contain the information asked for in your query.
A website that searches a database and gathers and provides information that is relevant to a search query.
tool for finding information on the Internet. Search engines use keywords entered by users to find web sites that contain the information sought. Related term: pay-per-click search engines, search engine advertising, search engine placement
A website, like Google, that creates indexes of Internet sites. Users can enter specific terms and the search engine will return links to sites containing those terms.
A program that is used to search for information on the Internet (e.g. Google).
is a service that actively indexes the web to allow users to find information.
Searches the full text of web pages automatically and is the main means by which users will, initially at least, locate information on the Web. Search engines try to find instances of individual words or phrases. In a matter of seconds, the search engine can deliver a list of Internet sites, ranked by relevance, in which it has identified the presence of hits. The search engine may provide advance search options to narrow or broaden the search. (i.e. Yahoo, AltaVista, Google, Excite, Hotbot).
A program that searches indexes of addresses using keywords; the depth of the search is up to you and/or the extent of its index.
Refers to any of several advertising-supported Web sites (Excite and Yahoo being examples) that allow users to enter keywords and search for items of interest on the Internet.
Web portals that classify web sites and allow you to search for key words. The most popular are Google and Yahoo!.
A program (with a website front-end) that searches the internet for sites that match either submitted keywords or a phrase.
a program that gathers and sorts through information on the Web. (p. 65)
A software application which queries an index file. In broader terms it refers to a collection of programs which are used to firstly "index" a web site and then present a user interface that allows queries to be constructed and searched.
A software program that constantly monitors the web for information and catalogs Web sites by the information found. Users enter keywords and the search engine returns a list of web pages containing those keywords.
The internet service agent or device which enables you to search the web for subjects of your choice; eg. Yahoo, Alta Vista, Locos, Infoseek, HotBot, Excite, AOL Netfind, LookSmart, Northern Light and Web Crawler, which are the most popular, but there are about 500-600 others out there.
A search engine allows Web pages to be searched for on the Internet.
These are websites which store information about webpages and which allow you to search through this information to find the specific page that you are looking for. Some of the most popular search engines include Yahoo, Alta Vista and Google. You can register your website with all the search engines and this is one of the most important methods of marketing your site online. Hidden words, known as meta tags, can be inserted into your webpages and the search engines use these meta tags to identify your site.
software that searches for electronic information.
A search engine creates a customized list of Internet sites containing information on a search topic by utilizing computer programs known as 'robots' or 'spiders'. Though most search engines use this technology, they produce different results according to how the 'robots' work and what types of search criteria they allow. AltaVista, Excite and Hot Bot are examples of search engines. Links to various search engines
A program on the Net that lets users search for online information. Typical search engines include Infoseek and Alta Vista, both available from Netscape's Search page.
Generic name for the programs and sites on the World Wide Web that allow you to search other sites.
Search engines use various behind-the-scenes methods to read and/ or index content (including metadata). When a search engine receives a search request, it compares the query to the content it has read or indexed, and returns a list of results. Search engines' parameters can be set so that they search defined sets of information - eg the whole web, a specific website, or even a specific section within a specific website.
A Search Engine is a piece of software which searches an index of web sites or web pages and presents the user with a list of those most likely to be the ones sought by the user.
A program that uses advanced searching software to locate other Websites and Internet files based on information entered by the user. Alta Vista, Excite,InfoSeek, HotBot, and Lycos are some of the most popular search engines. Search enginesrely on automated programs, known as spiders or robots, to make huge files with entries ofliterally millions of Websites. No human evaluation is conducted to determine therelevancy of sites. When you want to find information on a topic, you enter the words inthe search box of the engine you think best describe the topic, and the search engines dotheir best to make a list of all the entries that might be what you're looking for.
A program that used key words to search the Internet for web pages related to a specific topic. http://www.google.com and http://www.askjeeves.com are examples.
An internet site designed to allow a user to find other internet sites based on a list of key words or phrases. Common Search Engines include MSN, Yahoo! and Google, but there are many hundreds of others that are also used.
A tool that searches the web for specific resources
A database system that indexes and categorizes URLs.
a tool to help you find things on the Internet
A www based indexing tool containing information on, and links to a selection of sites on the www. Keyword searching is available and Boolean operators can be used.
A piece of software that carries out searches for information.
A system that uses a spider to collect information from Web sites, catalogs the information, and retrieves the information upon search requests.
A special type of Web site that allows users to type in keywords in order to find the types of Web sites they are looking for. Some search engines get their data from a registration process while others obtain their data by placing a special program called a robot or spider onto the Web to collect information about the pages stored there.
Used with databases which hold descriptions and addresses of files on the Internet. They allow you to search the database using certain criteria and then the search engine returns a list of matches, or hits, to you.
A search engine uses automated "crawlers" that are programmed to find sites and add them to a database without them ever being seen or rated by humans. Search engines enable users to search for specific content on other web pages or web sites.
A web site for searching for information available on the Web.
A Web site that uses entries in a search form to scan for relevant information stored in an index of the Web.
A program that allows users to enter key words and be provided with links to materials on an Internet, Intranet or single computer system. Each search engine maintains a database of URLs with brief descriptions of their contents to assist users in locating networked resources.
A program often placed on web pages and web portals that enable users to search for information within a web site, throughout the web and linked databases.
A Web site (e.g.: www.yahoo.com) that lists other Web sites.
individual Web sites attempting to organize vast numbers of Web sites into a searchable database; viewers search a search engine using keywords and phrases; Web sites submit their site address for indexing
Also called search machine. A search program to look for information on the Internet, via a keyword or a combination of keywords.. The search program gives the entries found in order of relevance and maintains indexes of keywords and sites with the help of a spider. Well-known search programs are: AltaVista, Excite, Ilse, GO/Infoseek, Lycos, Magellan, WebCrawler, and Yahoo
The primary way to find what you're looking for on the Net. There are over a billion documents available on the World Wide Web alone, and finding something useful would be impossible if search engines didn't exist. Basically, a search engine works much like a library catalogue: you type in keywords pertaining to what you want and the search engine retrieves URLs of Web documents matching those criteria. Though many search sites exist, the most widely used are Google, Yahoo, Alta Vista and Lycos. Most search engines are accessed through their Web sites at no cost.
A computer software program that enables a user to find items on a database or websites on the web, using key words as the search criteria
A search engine is a piece of software which serves as a utility where users of the world wide web can search for things given a set of criteria which they provide.
tool used to search the Web. Keywords are entered and matched against the database containing Web documents
database of web documents that can be searched by keyword
this term commonly refers to a service for searching the contents of the World Wide Web. You can type in keywords and find Web pages on your topic. Google is the most popular search engine at present. There is more information about search engines in our Web page entitled Effective Searching.
A web-based means to find information on the Internet.
A searchable index on the Web. Currently, search engines index approximately only 20-25% of the materials and Web sites on the Internet. Search engines are consistently ranked among the most popular sites on the Internet because they help people find what they are looking for.
A program which searches through all the web pages to match the keywords on which you are searching.
a utility that enables a user to quickly search the Internet to find web sites on searched for topics.
A device that helps you find information on the web, rather like a blizzard helps you locate a particular snowflake.
A web site that indexes the internet and provides an interface to search the results. Google, Yahoo, MSN and Sensis are popular search engines.
A Search Engine allows the user to locate all related sites on the web using a keyword search, phrase, or a sentence.
Huge databases in which information from Internet documents are stored for the purpose of searching. (Unit 7 Tips for Using the Internet)
A search engine is used for finding information concerning subjects of interest via the World Wide Web.
Search engines are pages or websites used to search a website or the whole internet for a particular website or subject.
server running a specific application that allows you to perform a search. Typical search engines include Lycos, Alta Vista, Excite, etc.
A computer program that locates information in its database. A search engine functions as a service that searches for information on the Internet. It responds by matching your query terms to the search engine's index terms in its database, ranking the matches and returning the hits to you.
Type in a keyword or phrase, click search and you get search results and links to Web pages with the information you're looking for. That's a search engine. Examples include Google, Yahoo and AltaVista.
An application used for searching the web.
An Internet program or feature, which builds an index to the Internet. You supply words associated with what you want to know and the search engine responds with a list of pages containing those words.
Typically a Web site (such as Google.com, Teoma.com and others) that allows users to find information on the Web.
similar to the index in a book or the white pages of a telephone book; information selected for inclusion by automation or software robots ; three components: harvest, , and query (19, 26, 394)
software that searches for data based on some criterion. ? Security certificate: a block of information, usually stored as a text file that is used by the SSL protocol to establish a secure connection.
Not an engine in the mechanical sense - just a web site where you can search for words and phrases mentioned in other web sites. There are dozens of these. Our favourites are: Google (which has an uncanny knack of showing the best site first). AllTheWeb (lots of European pages that you don't find with the US-based search engines). Vivisimo bot that searches other search engines, and tries to group the results into meaningful categories). Yahoo (a directory rather than a search engine: use when you're looking for information on a specific topic). Open Directory (another directory, better than Yahoo in many non-commercial topic areas) Social Science Information Gateway (a directory for social science research) Hotbot (easy to specify date ranges, file types, etc.) Anzwers (when you're only searching for Australian and New Zealand sites).
A special website that lets you search for specific information. You type the words or phrase that you are looking for into the Search Engine and it will attempt to locate web pages that contain relevant information.
An Internet search tool that indexes millions of Web sites.
Search engines are programs that search the web for documents that contain a specific keyword or words specified by the user. It then returns a list of these documents for the user to choose from. A search engine has two parts, a spider and an indexer.
Computer software used to index and search the Internet.
A mechanism for finding documents on the Internet. For example, WAIS, Yahoo and Alta Vista are search engines.
the software used to retrieve information from a database or from the Internet (e.g., the WebLUIS catalog or Yahoo!). A search engine generally includes features such as Boolean operators, search fields, display format, etc.
A Web site that searches the entire Internet for online documents containing keywords you specify.
This term refers to a program that helps users find information in text-oriented databases.
A type of software that creates indexes of databases or Internet sites based on the titles of files, keywords, or the full text of files. A search engine has an interface that allows you to type what you're looking for into a blank field. It then gives you a list of the results of the search. When you use a search engine on the Web, the results are presented to you in hypertext, which means you can click on any item in the list to get the actual file. If the file you select doesn't have what you're looking for, you can use the back button on your browser to return to the list of search results and try something else.
A set of programs that allows you to find pages on the World Wide Web by typing an appropriate query. Google and AltaVista are examples of search engines.
A computerized Internet research tool developed for the World Wide Web, such as Alta Vista (www.altavista.com/) or HotBot (www.hotbot.com/). Typically, users type in keywords that the search engine tries to find in Web documents or other Internet sources such as newsgroups.
A third party website, through which visitors can submit queries and obtain linked results.
A program that searches pages on the World Wide Web. In response to specific keyword requests it will return a list of documents in which such words are found. See Module 1.
Application for searching for Web pages on the Web. Yahoo! is a popular search engine that anyone can use. In WebDB sites, end users can perform basic or advanced searches using inter Media Text, assuming it has been installed with Oracle 8 and enabled by the site administrator.
A free service that lets you look for information by typing in a word, phrase or question. A list of sites matching the query is prepared, but often there are several thousand matches, very few of which are of any real use
Computer software program designed to help users of the Internet locate information on the World Wide Web. It collects and indexes Internet resources ( Web pages, Usenet Newsgroups, programs, images, etc. ) and provides a keyword search system allowing the user to identify and retrieve resources. There are many search engines available and each is different in their scope, search protocols, and appearance. Some common search engines are: Alta Vista, Google, Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, and HotBot.
A program that is designed to search through a database to answer queries.
a program that retrieves links to documents and other information on the World Wide Web based on a query posed by a user.
An Internet search tool that is created automatically by a robots (also known as "spiders" or "crawlers") . Search engines usually catalogue millions of Web pages, so are a good place to go if you want to find a specific piece of information.
The format of Ray Tracer and of Maxine, who surf the Net and the Web. RB: 3
A Web site that helps you find other Web sites on the Internet.
A program that search one or more documents for specified keywords and returns a list of locations where those keywords were found. Although search engine is really a general class of programs, the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Alta Vista and Excite that enables user to search for documents on the World Wide Web and in USENET newsgroups.
Your best friend. Web users turn to search engines to steer them towards specific things that they are looking for online. As such, engines can send larger amounts of targeted traffic to your website.
A program or website that helps users find websites and information in text-oriented databases.
A World Wide Web site that offers an index to other sites available on the WWW. The most popular of these search engines are Lycos, Google, DogPile and Yahoo. Yahoo makes a more consistant check on the links offered to make sure they are current and funtioning so that you as the consumer will not end up with a "404 Error" a bad link or an URL that was spelled incorrectly. Sometimes the search engine offers these as a directory that runs similar to a table of contents. They also offer an area where you can type in the key phrase, place or item you are searching for.
A web search tool that automatically visits websites (using crawlers), records and indexes them within its database, and generates results based on a user's search criteria. Submitting a website to a search engine usually requires just the page URL (and often an e-mail address) and optimisation techniques are essential for a website to be indexed and ranked appropriately by search engines. Best examples of a search engine are Google, Yahoo, MSN and ASK. More about search engines | Free Website Assessment
A software application found online that allows you to search for information by keywords.
A web site where you can search the Internet for a specific term or phrase. The most popular search engines today are Google, Yahoo, MSN, AllTheWeb, Excite, Lycos, AOL, HotBot, Altavsta. There are several thousand search engines and growing every day.
An Internet service that stores a vast number of web pages and allows for fast searching among them. Also, a piece of software that implements a website search functionality.
Usually populates its database, or , by CRAWLING the web using hyperlinks. Searchers use a search box to find information.
Helps to find resources in Web sites. With the increasing number of resources available, these "yellow pages" of the Web provide guidance. Typically, search engines allow you to find any resource on the Web that contains a particular term (free text search). Due to the masses of information available and their frequent changes, the search engines for the Web can never be comprehensive or up-to-date, but merely strive to give a representative snapshot of the available information. The major search engines on the Web are: www.altavista.digital.com ; www.excite.com ; www.infoseek.com ; www.lycos.com ; www.webcrawler.com. Many Web sites provide search engines limited to that particular Web site. For example, SAP provides a search engine both for the intranet portal SAPNet as well as the external Internet Web site www.sap.com, which you can access by typing a word in a search field.
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.
An online service that gives access to and searching of a computer-generated database of Web pages. A search engine allows users to enter a search phrase and then finds and displays a list of all pages that contain the keywords that the user has entered. Operation: Spiders visit your site Content added to search engine database. Search engines store content from many pages of your site. Surfers enter search phrases to find sites. Search engine returns results in order of relevance.
A Web service that indiscriminately searches through Web sites to create a searchable index of Web sites. This differs from a Web index in that it is automated.
Used to search for words or topics on the internet or on a web site.
A program that searches a database for information on the Internet. The search is dependent on the keywords you enter into the program.
A tool that allows internet users to search an index of web pages.
A search engine is an internet tool that allows one to find particular information of interest on the internet. Keywords are typed in a field and the search engine will produce results in order of relevancy to match your keywords.
Search engines are web sites on the internet where you can go to look for information. Search Engines are much like phone directories for the internet but work more like a dictionary. You enter a word or phrase and it tells you about web sites that you might be interested in visiting
Generally found on the world wide web, search engines allow the user to enter in a key word or phrase, which the search engine then provides results for, comparing the entered words with similar ones entered into its database. Examples are Google, Yahoo, Dogpile, etc.
A website that indexes sites from all over the Internet. Visitors use search engines to look for specific information; if your website is indexed and fits the search criteria, it is listed in the search results. Google is a very well-known search engine.
A service which takes the strain out of finding information on the internet by using keywords to find content and then providing a list of websites/locations that contain your chosen words.
A software application used to search a body of information (often a database ) for terms entered by the user . For the purposes of the web, search engines are usually web pages that allow users to search the Internet for relevant web site content.
A server that indexes Internet web pages and provides lists of pages suitable for particular queries. The indexes are usually generated using spiders.
A utility that enables a user to search for specific terms on the Internet, an intranet, a site, or a database. Search engines on the Web consist of four elements: (1) a program-known as a crawler, a spider, or a worm-which roams the area to be searched, collecting data records; (2) a database or collection of data records recovered by the collector; (3) an index of the database that allows quick access to the search terms and supporting records; and (4) an interface, which provides a form into which the user can enter search terms, along with software that retrieves matches and organizes the data.
Software that searches through a database (a large cache of information) located on your computer. At web-based search engines, users type a keyword query (descriptor words), and the search engine responds with a list of all sites in its database fitting the query description.
A database of information retrieved from indexing web pages from all over the web. A user can use a search engine's interface to search their database of information and find links to web sites that provide information relevant to their search criteria. The majority of search engines have their own piece of software called a 'search engine spider' that visits web pages on the Web and extracts the required information it needs to allow its search engine to function.
A site with software (called 'bots, or spiders) that constantly explores links between sites, in order to provide lists of relevant sites to those interested in finding sites containing the information they want. These sites may also accept sites submitted by site owners.
A program (site) on the internet that allows you to find other web pages by entering a keyword.
Search mechanism, mechanism on the Internet which allows searching for specific information. Google and Yahoo are search engines.
A computerized device or program used in retrieving information on the Web. Search engines take your search terms and look for occurrences of them in Web pages that have been indexed by the engine.
A web site that accumulates details of the contents of Web Pages in an index and then allows the searching of that index by Internet users with Keywords, phrases and other methods. Well known examples like Google, AltaVista, Yahoo and HotBot are among the most heavily visited sites on the Internet and attract large amounts of on-site advertising revenue, which is how they are financed.
See Text Search Engine .
A tool allowing users to search for information on the Internet using key words and phrases. Search engines explore the Internet and return a list of Web pages that are related to the key words or phrases entered. Popular search engines include Google®, Alta Vista®, Ask Jeeves®, Excite, Hotbot, Lycos® and Yahoo!®. Search engines are also a tool to market your Web site to potential visitors (see ' Search Engine Marketing' and ' Search Engine Optimization' for more)
A search engine is Internet software which catalogues websites in a database so that computer users can look up things on the Internet. E.g. Google.
A database-driven web site with a user interface that enables users to find online resources, typically web sites.
A quick and easy way to locate information on the WWW. You just type in keywords, and almost instantly, hot links to various matching web pages are shown. There are many good search engines available, including Google, AltaVista, Yahoo!, and HotBot.
a software program that locates and retrieves information from a database or a web site or the World Wide Web
The software used by a search site to retrieve a list web sites or web files that match a users' search keywords.
A large directory of words, phrases and concepts which guide the user through the web when keywords are used to describe the required location. Some search engines focus on web sites while others also target newsgroups and even entries in telephone directories.
Like a huge index of all the wesites on the Internet. It returns results when keywords are entered as search terms.There are thousands of search engines, some good and some not so good. I submit websites to the 20 most popular ones .
Any service generally designed to allow users to search the web or a specialized database of information.
A database on the World Wide Web which allows one to find web pages containing specific words.
a Web tool that consists of a searchable database of Web sites. Search engines are populated and maintained by computers, so they tend to contain more sites than directories. Commonly used search engines are Google, HotBot and AltaVista. Compare with a Web directory.
a way of looking for information on the Internet
A computer program resident at a web site that searches for other web sites using parameters provided by the user.
A computer that keeps a database of websites, and the terms used to categorize those websites. Google and Alta Vista are well-known search engines.
A website that allows users to find web pages on any given subject.
Software which enables a service provider to build indexes on a set of information to information and gives others the ability to select needed parts of the information. Example of search engines are everywhere on the Internet. Alta Vista created a famous one used by many other organizations. Library catalogues have search engines that enable the user to see records describing relevant books and journals. Each search engine has it own way of handling searches. The more the user knows about the search engine, the better the search results will be.
A web site that keeps an up to date record of web sites on the Internet within its own database which can then be searched user's search query and importance placed on the site by the search engine.
Applications within the World Wide Web that help direct you to your specific area of interest. Example: Yahoo, Infoseek, Lycos, Alta Vista, etc.
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.
This is a program that helps a user find information on a service or on the Net. Certain engines are more powerful than others, of course, and some are so powerful that they may bury you in data. With practice, you can make searches easier by knowing which engine to choose for a particular search and how to narrow your query.
A Search Engine, such as Google, is sorta like the online version of the yellow pages. By learning each search engine's criteria for searching the Web, you can effectively type in keywords that allow the search engine to pull up a list of all the Web pages that list the information you are looking for. Each search engine operates differently and each has a section at their site that instructs you on how to use their features for the most accurate outcome.
software which gives relevance rankings to documents in a collection based on a user query
A computer system designed to help the user search for information on the World Wide Web by typing keywords (examples: Google, Altavista, Hotbot, Lycos, etc.).
a software program which allows searches of the entire Web (e.g., Yahoo!, Magellan, Excite, Lycos, and WebCrawler)
Powerful programs, most of them available for free online, that can search millions of Web pages, ftp sites, and public discussion groups for keywords. Popular ones include Lycos, Yahoo!, and InfoSeek. Recommended: Excite for surprisingly human-like intuitive searches, and Alta Vista for speed and power.
A web page having ability to conduct searches of other web pages.
A program that searches documents or indexes of documents for specified words or phrases and returns a list of the documents where those items were found. urfing (or Web surfing): is a metaphor for browsing the contents of the Web.
A software tool that displays information related to specified keywords. Nerd definition: an algorithm for selecting items from a structured database.
a site that allows you to search the Internet on specific subject.
A database of web pages. Most search engines use indexing software (spiders) to explore the web, "crawling" from link to link and indexing web pages as they go.
Software that allows retrieval of information from electronic databases (library catalogs, CD-ROMs, the Web) by locating user-defined characteristics of data such as word patterns, dates, or file formats. Web examples are Alta Vista, Google, and Lycos.
A directory of Internet content. If you're looking for specific information on the WWW, a search engine can list Web sites at which you'll likely find that information. Popular search engines include Google, Excite, Snap, Yahoo, and Infoseek.
Uses a robot or computer to search for words or topics on a certain website, or all over the web.
A program that helps a Web index to look up a keyword.
A search engine enables you to find information on the Internet. It's an online database of Internet resources. Search engines often work by sending out 'spiders', which are Internet programs that trawl the web looking for sites not yet included in the database. They send back information to the database about each site they visit.
A program which gives a list of web pages that mention a keyword of set of keywords given by the user and which are ordered by how well they match the keywords.
A tool that is used to search for information on the World Wide Web.
a software program that trawls through the web (usually via pages that have been submitted to it) and indexes web pages into various categories. These pages can be then be found by search engine users. Examples of search engines include www.google.co.uk/ and www.yahoo.co.uk
A search engine is a program that searches for a specific word or group of words on Web pages and creates a list of the Web pages that contain the specified word(s). These pages are often listed in order of relevance based on the number of times the word or group of words occur within the text of the Web page. Some of the most popular search engines include Google, Yahoo, Alta Vista, Excite, and Lycos.
A program that performs searching on documents for specified terms or phrases and returns a list of the documents where those terms were found. Search Engines are lately referred to Internet Search Engines. Most popular search engines today are Google, Yahoo, MSN, AllTheWeb, Excite, Lycos, AOL, HotBot, Altavista. There are over several thousands search engines and growing every day.
A cgi program which allows a visitor to search for words or phrases in a database of web pages. The creator adds to the database by sending a program called a "spider" to follow links in web pages.
This term refers to a program that helps users find information in databases, web sites, computer storage. .
Software which scans the World Wide Web, collecting titles and words from Web pages which are stored in a database. The user enters key words to search for; these are compared against the contents of the database with the results of the search (e.g relevant Web pages containing the key words) returned to the user. Alta Vista and Lycos are examples of search engines. See also World Wide Web.
A search engine is a website that has a vast database of webpages all over the internet that you can search by keyword to find what you need.
An Internet site and software program that allows for keyword searching of on-line information.
A tool to help locate information on the Web using keywords and/or phrases.
A program that allows a user to search for information stored on a computer system or network, most commonly the Internet. A web search engine uses programs called spiders or crawlers to regularly search the Internet, create copies of all pages and index them in a database. When a user queries this database by entering terms into the search engine, he or she will receive a list of web sites ranked by relevancy (as determined by the engineâ€™s algorithms). These are called organic listings. Many search engine databases also contain paid listings, which are typically purchased by commerce sites.
World Wide Web site that can be used to locate information on the Web. There are many excellent search engines, including Google, Lycos, and Yahoo.
Search engines are Web sites that search the Web for information.
A web site that keeps a record of web sites on the Internet within its own database. Search engines offer links to web sites in the world wide web. Search engines list these web sites in order of relevancy to a user's search query and importance placed on the site by the search engine.
A tool for locating information on a network, such as the internet. A search engine crawls the internet, following links from page to page and site to site. The search engine stores page content in its index. The index is searchable by web users through a website. Popular search engines are Google, Excite, Lycos and Hotbot.
An index, like a "yellow pages" to the web. Unfortunately, there is no one master index. There are dozens, all slightly different and none entirely complete.
A computer program that searches the web to find web pages on a given subject. Some well-known search engines are Alta Vista, Excite, HotBot, Lycos, Infoseek, web Crawler and Yahoo!.
A time-saving computer program designed to search for a particular subject and give you a list of web pages on that topic
Software which searches the Internet for information and returns sites which provide that information. Examples of search engines are AltaVista and Google.
Programs and utilities that will search the Internet for relevant sites. Examples include AltaVista, HotBot, and iWon.
A site on the World Wide Web that is an index providing two ways to search for Web pages, either by using keywords or via a directory of topics. Different search engines are Yahoo, Alta Vista, MetaCrawler, etc.
A Web site that enables you to search for pages on the Web such as Lycos, AltaVista, Metacrawler, Northern Light and Yahoo.
A World Wide Web term for a program that gives you a list of URLs based on search criteria that you enter. Search criteria can be keywords or a topic name. From the list that the search engine presents, you can find a Web site that more closely matches the type of information that you are seeking.
A program which acts like a library card catalog for the Internet. Search engines attempt to help a user isolate desired information or resources by searching for keywords that the user specifies. The method for finding this information is usually done by maintaining an index of Web resources that can be queried for the keywords or concepts entered by the user. The index can be built from specific resource lists or created by Web wanderers, robots, spiders, crawlers, and worms. Examples: Yahoo, Lycos, Infoseek, Excite
database of Web documents that are catalogued (usually by a fully automated procedure) and can be retrieved according to words in the text or other information contained within the document. Websites often include a search engine and there are many sites that specialise in automated catalogues of Web documents.
A website directory, such as Google or Yahoo.
Computer program used to search and catalog the billions of available web pages. The most commonly used search engines are Google and Yahoo.
A computer program that is used as a tool to locate information on the Internet.
Software system to locate information or to look at information on a Web site based on criteria entered.
A common Internet search tool that uses programs or intelligent agents, called "bots," to search for pages they index according to specific parameters.
An Internet software program that searches a database and gathers and reports information that is related to certain content. It is basically a huge database of millions, even billions, of Web pages that are out the on the Internet.
A website that provides a list of useful links ( SERPs) in response to a text query. Search engines can be divided into pure search engines, such as Google, and portals, such as Yahoo! and MSN.
Software program that searches a database and reports information related to search terms, or a website designed to research and search Internet available information.
A web-based program that allows users to search and retrieve specific information from the World Wide Web. The search engine may search the full text of web documents or a list of keywords, or use librarians who review web documents and index them manually for retrieval.
A piece of software, such as Yahoo or Alta Vista, available to all users on the Web which allows the user to locate all related sites using a keyword search.
An electronic directory to documents on the World Wide Web, the "telephone books" of the Internet.
A program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. e.g. Google.
The software on a Web server that applies user criteria to a database of documents to build a match set. The speed of the engine is based on the size of the collection and the complexity of the search, as well as how the software written. Custom software written in C is much faster than those scripted in Perl or csh.
a program that searches for Web documents with keyword (s) you specify. Yahoo and Google are just two examples of search engines that have been created to meet the demand for quickly finding information.
a computer program that finds something on the Internet for you.
An online directory of websites, such as Google, Yahoo or Msn.
A specialized Internet tool that looks through WWW pages for the occurrence of a specified word, phrase or subject. Altavista and AskJeeves are examples of search engines.
A website that indexes other websites and when a search is performed, queries its database about the search and shows the most relevant websites.
Although it refers to all the sites on Internet that allow you to search for web sites or files, 99% of the time we refer to Google.com.
Search engines consist of sophisticated software and high-powered computers to categorize, assess, and rate the millions of Web sites on the Web. A search engine is a program that searches for keywords in files and documents found on the Web, in newsgroups, and in FTP archives. Search engines work by using "spiders" to gather lists of available files and documents and to store these lists in a database that users can search by keyword. See also spider.
Computer programs that run on the Internet with the purpose of finding subjects of interest to the viewer. Examples are Lycos, Yahoo!, Alta Vista.
A computer program that allows you to search a database. Often used of the search facilities for the Web. Alta Vista is a search engine for the Web.
A program (web site) designed to search a database of information from and about other web sites. Google, Yahoo and others use this kind of program to create a directory of sites which you can then search through.
A site on the Web that offers keyword searching of the freely accessible Internet.
A program that helps users find specific information, either on the Internet or in their system. One typically enters a keyword or phrase, and the search engine will seek out matches on the Internet or in your systems programs.
A site on the internet which contains a database of all known internet site making the users search on the internet far easier.
a web site that indexes all the content on the Internet or an Intranet and allows the user to find what he/she wants by asking plain language questions.
Service to perform searches on the web by means of queries and keywords. See also: WEB.
A tool for finding information on the Internet. Most search engines consist of the following main components: 1. Spider 2. Indexer 3. Database 4. Search software 5. Web interface Documents found by the spider are processed by the indexer and stored in a database. From the database the search software extracts documents based on parameters entered by the user. Examples of search engines include Google and AllTheWeb . Directories like Yahoo and ODP are often referred to as search engines although they are not.
A website that helps Web users find information by maintaining a database of Web pages.
A special Web program that can search the contents of a database of available Web pages and other resources to provide information that relates to specific topics or keywords supplied by a user.
A set of computer programs that locate and index electronic documents on the World Wide Web according to the occurrence of various terms in the documents. Access to the indices is made available through services such as Alta Vista, Excite, etc. Documents are typically ranked according to the frequency of a given search term. Return to the top
A service that will search the entire WWW according to your search request. Like YAHOO and MSN
a computer program that creates indexes of Web sites based on the titles of files, keywords, or the full text of files. You may use a search engine like Alta Vista, InfoSeek, Excite, or Yahoo! to help locate Web sites related to your topic. Be sure to read the help information for the search engine you are using so you will structure your search correctly.
A facility that allows users to search and retrieve specific information from the World Wide Web, e.g. Google
Software that enables users to search the Internet using keywords.
Computer program capable of seeking information on the World Wide Web (or indeed any large data base) based upon search criteria specified by a user. See also: World Wide Web.
a computer software program which enables a user to find items on a database or the internet.
A program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. Excite and AltaVista, for example, enable users to search for documents on the World Wide Web.
A facility that lets you search for information on the Internet from an index, that typically holds references to all the text on WWW pages. The indexes may relate to the content on one site (e.g. a version of Excite indexes the ETO Web pages daily) or hold references to WWW pages all over the Internet (50 million plus). Commonly used engines are Lycos, InfoSeek, AltaVista, and Excite. Selection of pages to index may be manual (a creator submits pages for indexing) or automatic, where a ‘crawler’ or ‘spider’ (intelligent agents q.v.) roams the net to find new and pages.
A site where a user can search for information on the Internet. The site maintains a database of available Web pages that it collects from the Internet using a program called a spider. When you search for information on a search engine, you are actually searching its database.
Probably the quickest way to find information on the Web is to use a search engine. They appear like normal Web pages with a form to enter keywords or other criteria relevant to what you are searching for. This information is fed into a database which responds to the search. Some major search engines include: Alta Vista. Hotbot, Infoseek, Excite Lycos ,Yahoo and Infoseek. Some search engines find pages through robots that regularly crawl the Web building databases of information on current pages. Others solely index items that have been submitted manually. Many search engines use both methods.
A search engine is an online tool that allows users to search for information on the World Wide Web or within a specific Web site. Normally the user will type a word or phrase, also called a search query, into a search box, and the search engine displays links to relevant web pages or site content.
A search engine is a program designed to help find files stored on a computer, for example a public server on the World Wide Web, or one's own computer. The search engine allows one to ask for media content meeting specific criteria (typically those containing a given word or phrase) and retrieving a list of files that match those criteria. A search engine often uses a previously made, and regularly updated index to look for files after the user has entered search criteria.
A search engine is a tool for searching the Web. Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves are search engines and if you enter your search criteria the engine will come up with a list of matching sites.
A search engine is a program that helps you find information on the web.
A (usually web-based) system for searching the information available on the Web. By creating indexes, or large databases of Web sites (based on titles, keywords, and the text in the pages), search engines can locate relevant Web sites when users enter search terms or phrases. Google, Excite, Lycos, AltaVista, Infoseek, and Yahoo are all search engines.
A search engine is a type of software that creates indexes of databases or Internet sites based on the titles of files, keywords, or the full text of files. Search engines have either an interface that allows you to type what you're looking for into a blank field, or a categorised system of searching. You are provided with a list of the results of the search. When you use a search engine on the Web, the results are presented to you in HyperText, which means you can click on any item in the list to get the actual file.
A tool, which dredges through the content of the web to find specific phrases or words, according to a search.
A program which acts like a library card catalogue for the Internet, assisting a user to isolate desired information or resources based on keywords that the user specifies.
Search engines locate sites on the Internet.
A program, such as Yahoo or Excite that maintains a catalog of websites that is searchable by topic or keywords.
A tool to help people locate information available on the World Wide Web. By typing in keywords, users can find numerous Web sites that contain the information sought. For more information on search engines for kids, see the Server A host computer that stores information and/or software programs and makes them available (or "serves" them) to users of other computers. You download the information on a Web server with a Web browser.
A search engine is the software which finds relevant information in response to the keywords and phrases typed into a search box.
A software program or script available through the Internet that searches various types of documents for keywords; and if found, returns the documents containing those keywords. Because large search engines contain millions and sometimes billions of pages, many search engines not only just search the pages but also display the results depending upon their importance. This importance is commonly determined by algorithms and various other methods.
A tool for finding information on the Web. Users can type in exact text, or keywords representing their interest, to initiate the search.
a computer program that literally crawls through the World Wide Web to find new pages. It indexes the pages under keywords so that people can easily retrieve them.
A software engine on a Web site that allows you to enter in something you're looking for, and display a list of matching results on the Web.
Search engines are invaluable for finding things on the Internet. They use keywords to identify Web pages that contain similar information. Google, Lycos, Alta Vista and Hotbot are all excellent search engines.
the software used to retrieve information from a database. A search engine will include features such as Boolean syntax, truncation, specifying search fields, specifying display format, etc.
This is an online tool which allows you to enter keywords or select a category to help you find websites of interest. In many ways it is the internet equivalent of a telephone directory.
Database of Web page extracts that can be queried to find reference to something on the Net.
A program that acts as a catalog for the Internet. Using keywords, search engines to help a user locate their desired information. Examples: Yahoo, Google, Overture, Alta Vista, Lycos, and Excite.
Tools to help you locate what you're looking for. Search engines breakdown into two categories - directories and indexes. Directories, such as Yahoo are good at identifying general information. They group web sites together under similar categories, such as Internet tutorials, English universities and Paris museums. The results of your search will be a list of web sites related to the subject you are searching for. But let's say you want more specific information, such as articles about home-based businesses. Web indexes are the way to go, because they search all the contents of a web site. Indexes use software programs called spiders or robots that scour the Internet, analyzing millions of web pages and newsgroup postings, indexing all of the words.
Software used to find stuff, particularly on the World Wide Web. Visit - www.yahoo.com, www.hotbot.com , www.infoseek.com, www.google.com
a site on the Web which lets you search the internet using keywords or phrases.
Large computers that automatically search the billions of pages on the Internet and catalog the pages into categories based on keywords and other criteria displaying the results in your browser
A tool for searching information on the Internet by topic. Popular engines include Yahoo, Netscape, MSN and Google.
A tool for sifting and locating specified information stored anywhere on the Internet.
Search service in the internet that, using search words, detects all the sites that contain the search words. Thus, search engines are an extremely useful aid for a user to find his way around through the millions of offers and to target a specific piece of information.
A program on the World Wide Web used to find information using search terms or keywords. Some of the largest and best known are Google, Yahoo, AltaVista, and Lycos.
Used to locate requested information on a Web site or the whole of the Internet, there are two types of search engines. A catalogue engine compares the user's request with a collection of data on Web sites. A crawler engine scours the contents of sites themselves to find a match to a word or string of words. Examples are www.google.ca, ca.yahoo.com, and www.mamma.com.
One of several services on the Web designed to help users locate Web sites on specific subjects. The user types in a search word or phrase and is given a range of sites to choose from. Two popular search engines which can search the entire Web are Yahoo (http://www.yahoo.com) and AltaVista (http://www.altavista.com).
A web service which accepts a list of search terms (words) from a user and returns a list of relevant web pages (a SERP) from an internal database which is constructed by specially designed web spiders which fetch information from internet pages. e.g. Google Related terms: SEO, SERP, Spider
A search engine is a searchable database of Internet web pages and web sites. Examples of major search engines are Google and Alta Vista. Examples of major directories are Yahoo
A search engine is a web site that offers a searchable index of other web sites. People will find you by asking the search engine to find sites that have certain keywords in them. Your site's relevance to those keywords will determine how highly you rank in the results the engine returns. The most important search engines are… AltaVista Excite Google HotBot Inktomi Lycos Northern Light Web Crawler These search engines, plus the secrets of the directories, are discussed at our Training Center. Please email us for one month's FREE access to ecommerce-training.com.
Automated catalogs of Web sites used to find sites with a specific topic or content. Many search engines employ "robots" to find, analyze and catalog new Web sites continually. Search engines are among the most frequently visited of all Web sites.
A tool to help you find information on the Internet relating to a particular topic.
A program that searches for web pages and other Internet sites according to specified criteria, usually keywords.
A program found on certain sites that can perform searches for information on the Internet based on the words or phrases you supply. Some sites have search engines that only search within their site.
Search engines are web sites that categorize, organize, and generally make finding things on the Internet easier for users. Popular engines like Yahoo, Infoseek, and Excite are just a few of the many sites online that help you find things online. The ASU Web also has a search engine to help find particular information on the ASU Web.
software which allows you to search for sites on the Web using keywords.
is an Internet based program that returns a list of documents that contains the information that you were searching for, which is entered via a search form.
software that searches for specific information or files on the Internet using search criteria that you enter.
A website whose primary function is providing a search engine for gathering and reporting information available on the Internet or a portion of the Internet.
Web sites that allow users to type in a word or phrase and then search for other sites linked to that word or phrase.
This is not a "train engine," but it is a program that looks or "searches" for information for you on the Internet. You type in a word, or group of words, that you want to find information on and the search engine you chose finds all of the "matches" to your request. There are many different search engines and they all "search" in different ways. You may have a favorite that turns up more information for your needs than others.
A search engines is a program that searches web pages 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.
A function that lets you search for information and Web sites. Using a search engine is like accessing the main card file in a library, only easier. A few keywords can lead you almost anywhere on the Internet. You can find search engines or a search function on many Web sites.
A search engine is a specialized program that allows users to search through Web sites and return results that match the user's search request.
Program that uses techniques such as agents to create indexes and listings of the Web, then allows those indexes to be searched via an interface.
A specialized program that assists users in finding desired information on the world wide web. Examples of popular search engines include Yahoo, Lycos and Alta Vista.
A search engine is best described as a database of websites users can search using search terms. Every search engine has its own algorithm which defines how the results are displayed. The aim is to display the most relevant pages for a given search term at the top of the search results.
The software that searches an index and returns matches. Search engine is often used synonymously with spider and index, although these are separate components that work with the engine.
A search engine is an application that explores the Internet collecting data about every web page and every web site on the World Wide Web. The search engine then takes all the collected data and stores it in a database. When a term is entered into the query field, the engine searches its database and displays the most relevant sites on the results page.
A website on the internet that enables you to search for sites containing certain keywords.
A website that records (indexes) a huge number of websites, and allows you to search its database for sites. No one search engine has indexed all the sites on the web so if you don't find what you want with one, you can try another. Go to the Surfing Page for more.
A web site that helps you find other web sites. It is often a directory of web sites that are indexed using keywords. Yahoo is one of the popular search engines, along with Alta Vista, Lycos and Ask Jeeves.
A program which acts as a card catalog for the Internet. Search engines attempt to index and locate desired information by searching for keywords in which a user specifies. The method for finding this information is usually done by maintaining indices of Web resources that can be queried for the keywords entered by the user.
Generally, a program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. More specifically used for tools such as AltaVista, Go Network, HotBot and Northern Light which allow users to search for web and Usenet documents. Search engines work by sending a computer program called a spider out on the World Wide Web to gather as many documents as possible. A second program called an indexer creates an indexed database which is searched when the user queries the search engine. Compare with subject directory.
A software program that allows one to perform searches on the Internet based on terms and phrases.
A program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. Although a search engine is really a general class of programs, the term is often used to specifically describe systems like Alta Vista and Excite that enable users to search for documents on the World Wide Web.
A web-based system that performs searching on documents for specified terms or phrases on the Internet. Most search engines use a simple form to allow users to enter keywords or phrases. When the user enters the form data and submits the query it is matched against the information within the search engines index and results are presented to the user. Most popular search engines today are Google, Yahoo, MSN, AllTheWeb, Excite, Lycos, AOL, HotBot, Altavista
A system for searching the information available on the web. The engine provides a list of useful links in response to a text query.
A program which indexes and retrieves web sites based on keywords input by a user. Using Search Engines is a convenient way to look for web sites that you don't know the name of.
A system of software and servers dedicated to indexing internet web pages, storing them and returning list of pages which match search queries
A program that enables searching of web sites using key words such as Alta Vista, Lycos, Yahoo
a piece of software that searches a set of information using criteria entered by the user. This can mean using subject terms in a database like MEDLINE or keywords in a WWW search engine. There is a vast discrepancy in the power and user friendliness of different search engines, which at least partly explains why there are so many different "versions of MEDLINE" as well as different search engines on the Internet. Often the way in which they work is a closely guarded secret, so in general you need to try them to see which works best for you (i.e. there is no "best" that can be objectively measured).
Search engines are specialized Web sites that constantly collect and index or categorize information about other Web sites so you can find information of interest to you. Yahoo, Alta Vista, and Excite are prominent Internet search engines.
Search engines are like Yellow Pages in the paper based world. They contain classified listings of web sites in a tree like structure, which can also be searched using key words or phrases. Search engines are often maintained by software called 'robots', which will crawl through the web and automatically find web sited and index their content.
A program that searches web pages for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. Up to 80% of traffic to a typical website is generated by search engines.
A web based database used to find websites. Work on the basis of a websites relevance to a search phrase.
Computer programs designed to search web pages by using keywords.
A Search Engine is a web site on the Internet that someone may use to find desired web pages and sites. A Search Engine will generally return the results to a user's search ranked by relevancy. The formula for determining what is the most relevant varies.
Search engines are consistently ranked among the most popular sites on the Internet. This is because they are programs designed to scour the Web for specific keywords, and return a list of where these keywords are to be found. If you aren't sure of where to find something on the Web, search engines are the best place to start. They vary in style, but mainly, users choose a keyword or keywords, and then the search engines find the related topics for you. Chances are, if you have been on the Web before, you have already used at least one of more popular search engines: AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, InfoSeek, Lycos, WebCrawler, or Yahoo
A server or a collection of servers that use spiders to index or "crawl" internet web pages, store these pages, and return them in an order that matches particular search queries entered by users. Major search engines include Google, Alta Vista, Lycos.
A program which acts like a library card catalog for the Internet. Search engines attempt to help a user isolate desired information or resources by searching for keywords that the user specifies. Webcrawler, AltaVista, Yahoo, and Excite are all search engines.
A software application that helps locate information by conducting searches. Search Engines are a useful way to seek out information on the Internet. Your computer has its own Search Engine ( ind) that can be used to locate lost files on your hard drive. Click on your Start button and select ind.
A collection of programs that gather information from the Web (see also spider), index it, and put it in a database so it can be searched. The search engine takes the keywords or phrases you enter, searches the database for words that match the search expression, and returns the results of the search to you. The results are hyperlinks to sources that have descriptions, titles, or contents matching the search expression.
A program that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of documents where the keywords were found. Internet search engines use the information contained in your site's meta tags to generate an index of sites. Well known search engines include Yahoo!, Excite, AltaVista and Google. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) A method of ensuring that information submitted through your Web site is secure and cannot be accessed by unauthorized users. Information submitted via an SSL-secured form is transmitted in an encrypted state. SSL is most commonly used for online credit card transactions.
A program or web site that enables users to search for keywords on web pages throughout the World Wide Web. Common examples include yahoo.com and dogpile.com.
A tool for searching information on the Internet by topic. Popular engines include InfoSeek, Inktomi and Web Crawler.
Server that allows you to search the Internet for expressions you can enter in a form.
database of web pages. You give them your URL, and they read your page, extract relevant information from it, and store it in their database. Many search engines also run "spiders" (also called "bots" or "web crawlers") that roam around the Internet looking for new pages. Altavista is an example of a search engine. (See also .)
A site which searches the web for sites that are relevant to the search query.
A web program that employs specific keywords to find a list of documents and websites for a user to choose from when looking for information. A search engine will send out a "Spider" that will look for the keywords in any file that is on the internet. A search engine is computer generated, meaning that it search through everything on the internet that is public.
A "search engine" is a Web site that employs bots to search the Web. Search engines take the information gathered by its bots and use it to create a searchable index of the Net. The "search" in search engine refers to the searching the bots do, not the searching you do to find things on the Internet (search engines are often organized solely by keyword search).
A program on the Internet that allows users to search for files and information.
Programs which search databases that hold descriptions and addresses of files on the Internet. They allow you to use certain criteria and return a list of matches, or hits, to you.
Any of the many indexing programs created for searching for information on World Wide Web pages, usually based on Boolean search strategies.
A program that searches the World Wide Web by keyword or keywords and retrieves relevant sites. Some examples include: Lycos, Alta Vista, Yahoo and Google.
A site that is designed to “search” for specific info.
(or Search Tool) Underlying databases behind search tools (including Altavista and Yahoo) that allow readers to locate information (files) on the Internet.
a program accessible on the Web which has a catalog of scanned Web sites in a large database. The user enters a list of keyword or search parameters, and the search engine creates a list of matches for the user to choose from.
A service that provides access to a searchable database of website addresses and descriptions. Example: www.hotbot.com
s - Google, Excite, Lycos, AltaVista, Infoseek, and Yahoo are all search engines. They index millions of sites on the Web, so that Web surfers can easily find Web sites with the information we want. Google is perhaps the now most prominent.
A Specialialised Web site that use automatic tools known as Spiders or Robot s to index web pages of registered sites. Users can search the index by typing in keywords to specify their interest. Pages containing these keywords will be listed and by clicking on a Hyperlink, the user will be taken to the site.
A service that locates Web sites that match your search criteria.
Among the most popular Search engines are: AltaVista Deja News Google Excite Infoseek Lycos Yahoo
a remotely accessible program used to look up information on the Internet (Google, Yahoo, Lycos, etc.)
Search engines are huge databases of Web page files that have been assembled automatically by a machine. To create these databases, search engines use "scouts" termed "spiders" or "robots" (bots) to crawl through Net space from link to link, identifying pages. Sites with no links and metatags [undisplayed text in the HTML code of a Web page] Two types of search engines can be used to search the Net: 1.Individual::Individual search engines compile their own searchable databases on the web. Google is an example of an individual search engine; and 2. Meta:: Meta search engines do not compile databases. Instead, they search the databases of multiple sets of individual engines simultaneously. Metacrawler is an example of a metasearch engine. At present, no one search engine searches the entire Internet. Here's a nice chart that illustrates the differences in search engines.
A software application found on-line which allows you to search for information, by key words, available on the Internet (e.g. web sites, newsgroups)
An online relational database management system that searches documents for specified keywords and returns a list of the documents where the keywords were found. Typically, a search engine works by sending out a spider to fetch documents registered with the search engine. Another program, called an indexer, then reads these documents and creates an index based on the text contained in each document. Each search engine uses proprietary algorithms to create its indices such that, ideally, only meaningful results are returned for each query.
A program on a remote machine that allows keyword searches on the Internet.
A website that acts as an index catalog for the internet where websites are somewhat categorised by keywords.
a web page that indexes other web pages and allows the user to then search these web pages using predefined categories or terminology of the user's choosing
An Internet program that searches the Web for content, categorizes and ranks found content, and then delivers search results to end users.
A Web site that allows Internet users to search for other Web sites.
An Internet web site that is connected to a large database server that contains references to web site content and references various links to other web sites. The user can visit this search engine web page to enter the type of information being sought, and the search engine will display pages of relevant web links based on content from its database. A page of links to the popular search engines can be found on our useful links page. See also Internet, Database, Link and URL.