A search engine is a software system designed to a web search or internet search for particular information through text-based web search query via the World Wide Web (WWB). The search results appear in a vertical line sequence, which is called search engine result pages (SERPs). In response to the Internet user’s query, the search engine tool provides relevant information which can be a mix of web pages, articles, images, research papers, videos, and other links and files.
The search engine searches for information the user is looking for all across its vast database to offer the best match available to a particular query. There are many popular search engines that are available today and used by global internet users like Google, Bing, Ask.com, Yahoo, and more. Out of all these, Google is the favorite and well-known one. However, when the search engine was first developed, it was ‘Archie’ that was used to search FTP files while Veronica was the first text-based search engine software.
There are different search engines with their own way of finding information, indexing, and correlating data to specific queries using proprietary algorithms. Search engines take into consideration various factors while extracting relevant results for your searches. It may consider location, things you are searching and more. One can access search engine on a computer, tablet, mobile phone, or any other device through an internet browser.