How Does Google Search Work
Have you ever wondered how does Google search work? Did you know that when you do a search in Google you are not searching the World Wide Web (www)? No you are not. You are only searching what Google has indexed.
So how does searching on Google really work and why does it seem to be so thorough a search? The video at the link below is an informative whiteboard-style look at how Google handles giving you the search results that you are looking for.
It’s amazing how much the Google software has to go through within a half a second to give you the search results you are looking for. Just some of the things it uses to determine which pages to show you for your searches are: pages that are relevant to what you are searching for, pages that contain keywords you are searching with, do those keywords appear in the title of the page and/or the description, are the pages from a reputable or a spammy site, what is the page rank of the pages,…
It truly is amazing what happens in a split second after we click on “Search” with everything that goes on behind the scenes that we take for granted. Once again Matt Cutts explains it in the simplest terms. Enjoy!