search engine

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Computer program that searches databases and internet sites for the documents containing keywords specified by a user. Some search engines allow inclusion of Boolean operators (see Boolean search) such as 'And,' 'Or,' 'Not,' that make a search specific and faster. Google is the most popular search engine in today's world.

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Earlier today I was wondering when John F Kennedy was born, so I used an online search engine to figure out the answer.
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Thanks to modern search engines like Google, people are able to find almost any information they want with efficiency that would have been unimagined a generation ago.
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When Paul needs to look up information on a subject he prefers the search engine Google over Yahoo because it gives more responses.
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The Power of Google
"Google has become so powerful that every internet startup should at least consider the question, Is this something that Google would want us to be doing? For sites that expect to get a lot of search engine traffic, this question should be a top priority. Sites that try to get more traffic from Google than they deserve, by employing search engine optimization tactics that Google doesn't like, typically discover that such arbitrage opportunities disappear very quickly. On the other hand, sites that provide something genuinely useful will, over time, get a lot of free traffic from Google."
- Tom Murcko

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