Evolution and revolution of search engines

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Evolution and revolution of search engines

search engines, where would we be without them? Over the last 10 to 15 years, the Internet has become an important part of Americans’ daily lives. Many people today don’t remember the time before there was this wonderful information highway we call the Internet. The Internet has truly revolutionized the way people live; For example, you can bank online, buy almost anything you want online, meet new people online, and even find appointments for in-person meetings.

However, one of the greatest advantages of the Internet is the use of search engines. You always have a question or need more information on a specific topic. You can easily access this information using the search engine. In this article I will provide a brief overview of the evolution of search engines and how they have truly revolutionized the way we live.

The history of search engines is the story of student projects that turned into commercial ventures and revolutionized the field over time. The first attempt to create a search engine was called Archie and was developed in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University. This very primitive search engine did not use robotic technology. All Archie did was create a database of saved filenames that it tried to match with user requests.

The next step in the development of the search engine was the introduction of “robots”. The first use of robotic technology was in the World Wide Web Wanderer search engine. Crawlers simply search the Internet for URLs, starting with one site and following links from the previous site to find other sites. The problem with these early bots was that, if not written correctly, they caused too many server accesses, thereby reducing system performance.