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Computing Concepts Simplified
3 years ago

#8 How do Web Search Engines Work?

They always seem to find just what you're looking for.

Information on the Web is always at our fingertips thanks to search engines. But, what makes them tick? In this episode we go over crawling, indexing, and ranking, the three phases a web page must go through to end up in your search results. We briefly discuss the PageRank algorithm and differences between various search engines. We conclude by discussing privacy issues.

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