Essay on Search Engines

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Search Engines are specialized programs that facilitate the retrieval of data from the Internet, on a business related network or on a personal computer system. They allow users to ask for contents meeting certain criteria usually involving a certain word or phrase, then gives a list of articles that matches those words or phrases. There are number of different engines that can be used for different types of searches and can be narrowed for optimal results. Before the 1990¡¦s Search Engines were non existent. The first tool to be used for searching the Internet was Archie, which was created in 1990 by a student named Alan Emtage who attended McGill University in Motreal. Searches were achieved by downloading director listing of files…show more content…
However, there are some fee-based search services that are provided by some of these engines. Search engines such as Google has launched its Premier Edition ¡§Google Apps¡¨ which offers all the features of standard Google in addition to 99.9% uptime guarantee for email, 10 GB/account, ability to turn off ads, shared calendar resources, limited email migration tools, 24/7 assistance with phone support, 3rd party applications and service, APIs to integrate with your existing infrastructure, single sign-on, user provisioning and management, and support for email gateway. Yahoo has also joined the fee-based provider by forming collaboration with news providers such as Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal Online, and research providers such as Forrester Research. These search engines along with others that offer such service requires a subscription signup. Search Engines provide numerous benefits to their users, however due to the rate at which the Internet is growing, major search engines have become slow at indexing new webpages. Other problems faced by search engines are the fact that webpages are updated daily and forces search engines to revisit them periodically; queries are limited to looking for key words and can produce irrelevant results, to narrow searches it would prove feasible to use proximity-search option with search-bracket to limit the matches in a paragraph or phrase; sites that are
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