What are some fancy internet search engines

The different types of search engines

Import import

Whoever speaks of search engines today usually means Full text search engines, who have included the entire content of millions or even billions of websites in their database. Examples are Microsoft Bing, Yahoo! and most of all, of course, Google.

In principle, every search engine consists of three independent components. The Robot visits the web pages one after the other, which are shown on a list, and saves the data found. These are then from a Indexer processed and stored in a database (the index) in such a way that it can be searched as quickly and effectively as possible. Links that are found that refer to previously unknown pages are in turn communicated to the robot.) The search of this database takes care of this Search engine front end that receives a user's search query and lists the hits in the most meaningful way possible.

But there are other types of search services that were quite important a few years ago, but have since lost much of their former importance.

Metasearch engines
Unlike full-text search engines, meta search engines do not maintain their own database. They answer search queries by forwarding the queries to other search services and receiving the hit lists received from there. The so obtained
Results are processed - multiple hits are sorted out, for example - and presented as a separate result. Examples are Metager and Vivisimo.

Web catalogs
Web catalogs are, so to speak, the telephone books of the Internet. The largest German-language web catalogs currently have up to 500,000 websites. In contrast to the (full text) search engines, catalogs do not contain individual (HTML) pages, but only describe one thematically separate website for each entry.

Due to the relatively small amount of data, web catalogs are often unable to provide any results for unusual search queries. This is why catalogs today usually deliver the results of a full-text search engine in addition to their own hits. Examples of web catalogs:

All right
Dino Online
Dmoz (ODP)

Special search engines
Register your own website in the appropriate special search engines in order to receive highly qualified visitors.
Search wisely
Search archive

To determine the market shares of search engines in Germany, a look at the web barometer of the web statistics service provider WebHits helps. It shows every day which search engines the users of German websites used to find the pages connected to Webhits.

This gives a very good picture of the market shares - and the knowledge that Google handles more than 80 percent of all search queries in Germany. The question of importance therefore answers itself: From a marketing point of view, only Google is important, so the considerations on the following pages are also tailored to Google.