Search Engine: What's that?

By: Lizzie Poirier

What is a search engine?

Search engines is a program that is design to help you find webpages on the internet. Examples of search engines are Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. You don't need to type a whole web address in to search something. You can search a webpage with just one word like "apple". Then your search engine will come up with several webpages for you to choose from.

What happens when you use a search engine?

When you type in a search such as toothbrush. The search engines goes through thousands of webpages that would link you search to that webpage. Then they try to find the ones that would be most accurate. The search engines do this by seeing how often your key word is used on the web page. Next, the search engine pulls up several webpages that would fit your search.