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Search Engines

13/07/2022
Search Engines

What is Search Engine?

Search engines are systems that index resources such as images, text, and videos on the internet into their own indexes and list them according to the queries made by the users. Since the purpose of search engines is to provide users with the most accurate information, they evaluate the web pages to be listed with algorithms and present them to users.

Search engines have been used since the early years of the Internet, and they are updated with algorithms that are constantly developed to deliver the results users are looking for in the most accurate way. Of course, the competition between search engines also helps the systems to develop more. Some of the search engines that were in competition from the past to the present are no longer used and have been closed.

Yahoo!

March 2, 1995

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Yahoo Search Owner

  • Yahoo Inc.
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AltaVista

1995

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Founded in 1995, AltaVista, the popular search engine of its time, was founded in 2003 by Yahoo! was acquired by Yahoo! completely shut down.

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Yandex

1997

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Yandex Founders

  • Arkady Volozh
  • Ilya Segalovich

Russia’s search engine Yandex emerged with the abbreviation of “yet another indexer”. The usage rate in Russia is quite high.

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Google

September 4, 1998

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Google Founders

  • Sergey Brin
  • Larry Page

Founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google officially started working in 1998. The search engine we now know as Google was known as BackRub when it was first developed in 1996.

In 2015, Google acquired Alphabet Inc. became a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., which is actually the parent company of Google and other Google owned companies.

Google is one of the search engines with the highest number of users globally and it can be said that the first search engine that comes to mind when SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is mentioned.

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Baidu

2000

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China’s search engine Baidu was founded in 2000.

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Startpage

2006

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DuckDuckGo

February 29, 2008

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DuckDuckGo Founder

  • Gabriel Weinberg
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Bing

June 3, 2009

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Bing Owner

  • Microsoft

Microsoft Bing, developed using ASP.NET, was launched in 2009.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

The above different and competing search engines have their own algorithms. These algorithms create a ranking among the pages indexed by search engines and list the indexed results according to the queries made to the users.

Web pages that are optimized according to the guidelines suggested by each search engine’s algorithm are also more likely to rank higher. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of editing web pages according to the instructions of the algorithm.