Search engines: The world at your fingertips

by Romilaa aka Novemberschild

Search engines are software that assemble lists of documents, generally those on World Wide Web and the contents of those documents. Search engines respond to the user entry or query by immediately searching the World Wide Web to the users query and display a list of documents called websites when on the World Wide Web. With the click of a key one is instantly able to gain access to information on almost any topic under the sun. Google, Yahoo, MSN have been first of the search engines. Search engines have meant that you literally have the world at your fingertips. Be it student project work, recipes for wannabe cooks, real estate listings, stock market updates, the search engine provides you with instant access to everything. With almost every second household having internet access these days, information is accessible to almost everybody right in their living rooms in their pockets. No longer does one have to go to a library to research a topic, information of all kinds are available just a click away.

The search engine helps one to find things on the net. If one is looking for a pair of Nike shoes, all one has to do is just type in Nike in the search engine and voila in the time that it takes you to blink your eyes you have a list of sites that sell Nike shoes. If one has sprained an ankle and can’t visit the doctor, medical help is just a click away. Click cure for sprained ankle and instantly you will have a list of sites that offer you a variety of medical services. Depending on what you are looking for, medication or the dos and don’ts you just have to click and you are there. If the doctor is not forthcoming with information about a certain ailment, the search engine is your best bet. Just type in the disease that you need information on in the search engine and presto! You are transported into a world where information is at your command. 

Search engines basically help you to get to where you want to on the World Wide Web faster. With the move from physical world to virtual world almost all the companies have their registered websites. You may not know the website details but a Search engine could find it for you if you just hit the name of the company you are looking for. Such is the use of Search engines in marketing today that Search engine optimization has become the need of the hour for marketing. Search engine optimization makes sure that a site is as accessible as possible to the search engines. Its aim is to improve the probability of the Search engine serving it up when potential customers type in specific search terms. Search engine optimization improves the volume and quality of traffic to the websites from search engines through search results. The earlier a website is presented in the search results, the more searchers will visit the site.

Whether it is a free software download, a free movie download, a game of chess, an idea for a gift, almost anything you want or you can think of, the search engine can dish up in few seconds. It is like a private genie that considered your every wish its command. It virtually puts the world at your fingertips.

About the Author : Romilaa Aka Novemberschild is a proud member of the Thirty's club. She is an experienced blogger who has been around since 2004. She is a voracious reader, e-book author, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover who has a huge collection of bags. Music is her passion and you can find her writing most of the time. She is extremely friendly, helpful and a happy person. She accepts bouquets and brickbats on her writings. She blogs at and can be connected on Twitter @romspeaks.


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