What Happens When You Search on Google?

Did you ever wonder how Google Search works? This article will guide you through the basic knowledge on how your website was found on Google.

What happens when you search on Google?

The first thing to understand is that when you search on Google, you are actually not search the web but you are searching on Google’s index of the web or at least as much as they can find in their database. They do it through a software programs called spiders.

Spiders start by fetching a few web pages then they follow the links on those pages and fetch pages they point to and follow all the links on those pages and fetch the pages they point to and it goes on and on until they have indexed a pretty big chunk of the web like a billion number of pages stored across thousands of their machines. Now, suppose you want to know how fast a cheetah can run and visit Google and you type in your search Cheetah running speed and you hit the search or simply press enter on your desktop computer or mobile devices. Google’s software will start searching their bulk stored of indexed pages to find every page that includes what you just type which is Cheetah running speed. In this case there will be hundreds of thousands of possible results.
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