THE INVISIBLE WEB
Submitted by: Te, Krislynn
What is the Invisible Web?
•  The Visible Web
à The Web pages retrieved as a result of search engine
queries or use of a ...
What is the Invisible Web?
•  Examples of Invisible Web Content:
•  Data that needs to be accessed by a search interface
•...
VISIBLE vs. INVISIBLE Web
“Typing “Google.co.uk” into your web
browser will take you to Google’s British
search engine, ho...
Impact of the Invisible Web on ECommerce
on COMPETITIVE Intelligence:
à Access to structured data: our research shows tha...
Impact of the Invisible Web on
E-Commerce
The INVISIBLE Web can be a POWERFUL tool for the
E-Commerce Industry.
à Provide...
The Future of the Invisible Web
•  Emergence of NEW Search engines for the use of the
public. And will continue to try to ...
THIS is the Future of the Invisible
Web
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  1. 1. THE INVISIBLE WEB Submitted by: Te, Krislynn
  2. 2. What is the Invisible Web? •  The Visible Web à The Web pages retrieved as a result of search engine queries or use of a Web directory are called the visible Web. They are readily accessible to anyone conducting an Internet search. •  The Invisible Web à Composed of online multimedia that cannot be detected or indexed by search engines or directory spiders. à Additional tools such as specialized directories or portals are needed to access Invisible Websites. à Darknet or Invisible websites use the extension “.onion”
  3. 3. What is the Invisible Web? •  Examples of Invisible Web Content: •  Data that needs to be accessed by a search interface •  Results of database queries •  Subscription-only information and other passwordprotected data •  Pages that are not linked to by any other page •  Technically limited content, such as that requiring CAPTCHA technology •  Text content that exists outside of conventional http:// or https:// protocols
  4. 4. VISIBLE vs. INVISIBLE Web “Typing “Google.co.uk” into your web browser will take you to Google’s British search engine, however, for a search engine on the Darknet such as TORCH Search Engine, you cannot type in “TORCH.co.uk” because the website is hidden from view. In order to go to TORCH you would have to know the URL, the URL for TORCH is “xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion””
  5. 5. Impact of the Invisible Web on ECommerce on COMPETITIVE Intelligence: à Access to structured data: our research shows that over 70% of the data needed for competitive analysis is kept in structured databases such as the ones listed above. It is therefore crucial to know how to tap into those sources. à Ability to listen to weak signals: for those tracking weak signals, or new technologies, it is important to understand that a generic search engine will not return many relevant results. Drop Google and dive into the Invisible Web. This simply means that the invisible web can aid the E-Commerce industry in gaining sources to improve its competitive edge towards competitors of all sorts.
  6. 6. Impact of the Invisible Web on E-Commerce The INVISIBLE Web can be a POWERFUL tool for the E-Commerce Industry. à Provide the industry with much needed information. à Search for the UNSEARCHABLE But when placed on the wrong hands in can also be a DESTRUCTIVE tool for the E-Commerce Industry. à Archives of files that must not be retrieved, such as business details or transactions can be put some businesses in deep jeopardy. à SECURITY and SAFETY of businesses belonging to the e-commerce industry. An industry that is very digitalized and mobilized.
  7. 7. The Future of the Invisible Web •  Emergence of NEW Search engines for the use of the public. And will continue to try to keep up with the existing ones. •  Google will still be number ONE. BUT, there will still be an indexed part of Google that will be invisible. •  GROWTH in the network of the invisible web. – Harder to detect but will contain valued information, most especially for research purposes. •  There will still be individuals or groups that will try to unravel the secrets behind the invisible web and what other valid information can be taken from these sites.
  8. 8. THIS is the Future of the Invisible Web

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