How Do Search Engines Work & Why You Should Care

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We do SEO to come to the top of Search Engines. But do you know how the search engine works?  

Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. All are popular Search engines.

The popularity of the search engine can be estimated from the fact that whenever some information is needed we find it by going to Google.

Search engines defined

What are Search Engines? 

The search engine is actually a software program called Spiders, bots, or crawlers.

It collects information about the web pages available online and when any search is done, then they give us all the information related to it.

How do search engines work?

Search engines gather a lot of information, organize it correctly, and when asked, the user is displayed in the form of results.

You must have seen –

Whenever you type something in Google’s search box, within a few seconds, we have lots of results.

Google’s search engine is very popular today.

Google has very well designed its software program so that best results can be delivered to users.

I went to the library first, collecting information.

And the library in charge gave me a very quick book related to me.

There are a lot of books in the library, but they are arranged in a very different way.

Similarly, there is a lot of information online too.

The search engines collect all that information, organize and decide, and give it to their users when asked.

Search engines work in 3 steps-

  1. Crawling
  2. Indexing
  3. Retrieval

First search engines do crawling.

He goes to a webpage and follows the link given on it, while doing the second, then on the third and so on.

In this way online collecting information from all web pages.

Whenever you create a new website, please submit it to the search engines.

Search engine optimization is necessary whenever you create a new website, then submit it to search engines.

And your website’s sitemap should also be given to search engines,

So that crawlers can collect information from our website correctly and add them to our database.

The second Step is – Indexing

After gathering information, add this information to your database.

All the collected information is analyzed and ranked. That is, to show which of the thousands of web pages it is showing in SERP (Search Engine Result Page)

This process is called indexing.

Every search engine has its own rules (algorithms) on which the ranking is decided.

If we talk about Google, there are around 200 factors on which to analyze and rank all web pages.

For example  –

If I type Taj Mahal in Google then the website, which has come to the top, has its title, description and URL written in Taj Mahal.

This is because of the rank, Google considers title, description, and URL to the webpage as a very important factor.

Apart from this, things that Google determines our ranking in search results.

  •  Like how old is our website?
  •  What is the quality of information given on it?
  • How many websites do that link to that webpage? (backlinks)

These are all things Google points to in what position the webpage is shown.

The third and last step is -Retrieval

In this step, the query of the user is understood and all related results are displayed.

 Whenever we type something in Google’s search box, nothing inside seconds

Related to that, any information that is available online shows us in our search results.


Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. All these search engines are actually software programs,

Whatever the search, the user is given the information related to it online very quickly.

Working of all search engines is like this – collecting information to rank it by analyzing it and showing the results to the user when asked for it.

What is this search engine for me and how do I work? Finding the help you find ??????

if yes! So through your comments, I will definitely tell.

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1 Comment
  1. ay says

    Hmm nice piece

    I now understand how search engines process datas

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