Friday, February 6, 2009

Need of Search Engines…

What do you do when you need to find something on the Internet? In most cases, you pop over to one of the major search engines and type in the term or phrase that you’re looking for and then click through the results, right? Yes..definitely. A search engine is the most effective way that can bring a prospective customer to your website. Millions of web visits are initiated daily through one or the other search engine to locate information or sources of supply.

This is considered to be the most effective and targeted channel for you as the website owner to acquire a hot deal. Businesses all over the world spend a huge sum on designing, building, maintaining and promoting their websites.

The first real search engine, in the form that we know search engines today, didn’t come into being until 1993. It was developed by Matthew Gray, and it was called Wandex. Wandex was the first program to both index and search the index of pages on the Web. This technology was the first program to crawl the Web, and later became the basis for all search crawlers. And from there, search engines took on a life of their own. From 1993 to 1998, the major search engines that you’re probably familiar with today were created:

  • Excite — 1993
  • Yahoo! — 1994
  • Web Crawler — 1994
  • Lycos — 1994
  • Infoseek — 1995
  • AltaVista — 1995
  • Inktomi — 1996
  • Ask Jeeves — 1997
  • Google — 1997
  • MSN Search — 1998

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