How Search Engine Works?

Search Engine- We all (You & Me) use search engines to find any information on a daily basis on our mobiles, tablets & PC.

Why People Use Search Engines:

Everyone could have different purposes to use the search engines. However, people use a search engine for shopping, entertainment & to find the information as well.

What are search engines and how they works?

You know

Right Now there are 644 million active websites on the Internet according to Internet research firm Netcraft.

There are millions of web pages on the Internet with helpful information.

Search engines are computer programs their software (also called bots) gathers the information on the web & keep the web pages on their indexes.

When someone enters the phrase, words in search engines then its algorithm scans the millions of web pages from its index.

And in which web pages their algorithm found the relevant information or content regarding the user queries those web pages returned by the search engines as a result of search engine results pages.

A great example that how search engine works given by the Google itself.

Types of Search Engine –

Types of Search Engine

Hence there are so many search engines on the Internet, but some of the shows result in specific languages and some are in Multilingual.

For example, Baidu is a Chinese search engine and it will show the results in Chinese & Japanese languages and like Google, Yahoo, and Bing they provide the results in multilingual.

Following is the full list of search engines.

I hope you understand about search engine next I will teach you about Search Engine Working Process & how it Index the Website.

So, at first, have a look at this Video and try to Understand the working process of Search Engine-

A great explanation video by Matt Cutts that How Search Works:

For more detailed info read this How Google Works Guide.

How search engines index your website?

As you create your new website for your business or any purpose, what would you want from your website now?

Don’t you want to list your website on Search Engine?


Let me explain –

Once your website will be index by the search engine after that it’s easy for your customers or audiences to find your website through search engines.

Nowadays, everyone, when they need any information they head over to a search engine to find the information, but why, because search engines have a huge database of information where anyone can find any information effortlessly.

And nowadays Google is a giant database of websites and information related to your queries.

Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

And that’s huge!

You may have a look at live Google Search Statistics here.

How to Submit Your Website to Search Engines?

In the very first step check if your website is indexed by the search engine or not.

Simply head over to google enter your website domain name & hit enter.

If your website would be indexed by search engine it shows all the web pages in SERP if not the search results will return the results as you’re seeing in the image-

search engine index status

So if the search engine returns the same results for your website simply it means your website is not indexed by search engine.

Thus at first lets setup search console for your website.

Why do you need to setup search console?

1) To check the index status of the website

2) To Check the Internal or technical errors of the website

3) To check the Usability issues

4) To check the queries which driving traffic to your website

And much more…

First head over to this URL –

Click on sign in

Enter your email logins

Now click on Add a Property

Add Site in Search Console


Enter your Domain Name & Click on Add

Add site in search console

Now a Window will appear where it will show the various method to verify your website ownership.

The first one recommended method is

recommended verification method in search console


In this method, you need to download the HTML verification file & upload it to the server.

Once you done now click on verify in search console & done.

The second method is Alternate method to verify the ownership

Alternative Method to verify ownership in search console

You can use any one method to verify your site ownership but one of the easy methods that I would recommend is HTML Tag.

HTML Tag –

It’s too simple just copy the Code as you are seeing in the image & paste it on the header.php file.

If you are using WordPress you can easily put this code with the help of plugins.

Most of the SEO plugins provide you the options to add the search console code to your website easily.

Just hover over to plugins section in the WordPress in the search box enter Yoast & hit enter.

Click on install & activate it.

install plugin in wordpress


Once plugin installed, on the right sidebar select SEO click search console.


Select Search Console in seo plugin


Enter the code generated from search console & save!

Enter the Verification code here

Meanwhile for faster indexing the website you can Use Fetch Options.

Under the Crawl Tab Click on Fetch as Google.

Fetch as Google For Faster Indexing the URLs

You can manually fetch all the URL one by one & soon google will start indexing your website & all the pages.

If you want to learn in-depth about google search console here is the complete guide on New Google Search Console I have elaborated each item of the search console thoroughly.

Now your website has been indexed by google.

You can check in google by entering this site command

If it shows all the web pages in the search results it means google started indexing your website.

If the search results returned no results then make sure to check your robots.txt file.

If you don’t know how to setup robots.txt you can learn here in this on page seo best practices guide.

And now you I will teach you about search modifier which are also called search operators.

Because most of the peoples are not aware of that you can be personalized your search results in Google with the help of the search operators.

How to use a search engine to find information the quickest way possible?

In SEO, research is a most important part on daily basis to find the relevant or helpful information.

But to take the more advantages from search engines by finding right information it is only possible by through search operators.

That’s why it is so important to know all of the different search engine operators and how they works.

Here is the list of some of my favorites Search operators


Operator How to use it
site: Get results from certain sites or domains.
“Quotation Marks” When you put a word in quotes, the results will only include pages with the same words in the same order as the ones inside the quotes.
Example: “SEO”
related: Find sites that are similar to a web address you already know.
_ Underscore To gather *——————————-keyword ideas in Google auto-suggest.
Example: seo _news
Excludes sites with that info from your results.
Example: marketing ppt proposal -pdf
cache: See what a page looks like the last time Google visited the site.
allintext: / intext: allintext: should be used at the start of the query and will only return results that include all the included keywords
Example: allintext:weight loss prescription
intext: can be used anywhere in the query and will only include the term immediately following the
Example: weight loss intext:prescription
allintitle: / intitle: Google only shows you results containing pages that use all the query terms you specify in the title.
Example: allintitle:seo guide or allintitle:seo guide
allinurl: / inurl: Google shows you results containing pages that using the specifiy terms in the url.
Example: allinurl:ppc
allinanchor: / inanchor: Google shows you results containing pages where keywords are used as anchor text.
Example: allinanchor:seo guide

Here are the “lists of Google Search Engines Operator“ these operators you can use to find the right information from the search engines these search operators can help you gain a competitive advantages.

You can also read this Neil Patel Post- 9 Essential Google Operators for SEOs and Content Marketers.