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Internet Search

  1. 1. INTERNET SEARCHING Jennifer Patetta Computer Apps 3-11-09
  2. 2. <ul><li>Google began in January 1996, as a research project by Larry Page, who was soon joined by Sergey Brin. </li></ul><ul><li>They hypothesized that a search engine that analyzed the relationships between websites would produce better ranking of results than existing techniques, which ranked results according to the number of times the search term appeared on a page. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>An American public corporation with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California and provides Internet services worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>These Co-founders created Yahoo as a way to keep track of their personal interests over the internet, but later expanded. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Meta Search <ul><li>A search tool that sends user requests to several other search engines and/or databases and aggregates the results into a single list or displays them according to their source. </li></ul><ul><li>After receiving a question, the meta-search engine translates the syntax and sends it all together to a set of multiple search engines. All results gathered from the different sources are then collated to remove duplicates and ranked according to its algorithm. Lastly, an organized and sorted list of web pages is presented to the user. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Boolean Search <ul><ul><li>A search based on using Boolean operators. Uses operators with keywords to narrow search parameters. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boolean is implied in many search engines, but still a valuable method for narrowing your search </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AND (narrows results by searching for pages that contain both keywords) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR (searches for pages that contain either of the keywords) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ “ (searches for that specific phrase) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT (retrieve records in which ONLY ONE of the terms is present ) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Other Types of Search *Offered by Google <ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Google Map </li></ul><ul><li>Google Image </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Google Makes Money <ul><li>Google makes money off of ads that show up in searches and off of commissions on sales. Google also provides several services for sale in addition to their free services. </li></ul><ul><li>As well as that Google charges excessive amounts of money for 'sponsored links'. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web Browser <ul><li>A software application which enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music and other information. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Mosaic, and Phoenix </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Google’s Browser <ul><li>Google’s browser is called Chrome. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It has a very simple design, which allows us to browse faster than any internet browser out there. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Google Chrome, you can get anywhere on the Web with one box. The address bar that sits at the top of the normal Google Chrome window simplifies your Internet experience by doubling as a search box. You can also use it to bookmark websites and stay aware about the security of a website. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Chrome comes with BOOKMARK facilities </li></ul></ul></ul>