How Search Engine Works?

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

Why People Use Search Engines:

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

What is a search engine, and how it 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, 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 of how a search engine works given by Google itself.

Types of Search Engine –

Types of Search Engine

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

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

Following is the full list of search engines.

I hope you understand the search engine. Next, I will teach you about the 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-

An excellent 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?

Why?

Let me explain –

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

Nowadays, everyone needs any information they head over to a search engine to find the information, but why, because search engines have a vast 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, 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 the search engine indexes your website or not.

Head over to google, enter your website domain name & hit enter.

If a search engine would index your website, it shows all the web pages in SERP if not the search results will return the results as you see in the image-

search engine index status

So if the search engine returns the same results for your website simply, it means the search engine does not index your website.

Thus at first, lets set up a search console for your website.

Why do you need to set up a 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 – https://www.google.com/webmasters/

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

HTML File

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

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

The second method is an 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 techniques that I would recommend is HTML Tag.

HTML Tag –

It’s too simple to copy the code as you see in the image & paste it on the header.php file.

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

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

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 of 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 URLs one by one & soon, Google will start indexing your website & all the pages.

If you want to learn in-depth about the google search console, here is the complete guide on New Google Search Console. I have elaborated on 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 site:digitalpankaj.me

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, I will teach you about search modifiers, 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 the most crucial part daily of finding the relevant or helpful information.

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

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

Here is the list of some of my favorites Search operators

OperatorHow to use it
site:Get results from certain sites or domains.
 Examples: tensports.com
“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.
 Example: related:forbes.com
_ UnderscoreTo 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.
 Example: cache:huffingtonpost.com
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: moz.com 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.