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Advanced Search Engine Lingo

Advanced Search Engine Lingo

Algorithm: This is a mathematical system that's used to determine which Web pages are used in search results.

Boolean Search: A Boolean search involves searching with words like AND, OR, NOT. Using these words and other similar words can help you get more specific results. For example, if you're looking for info on pop music, enter pop AND music and you'll get a list of sites that include both those words, not just one of them.

Direct Hit: This is a counting system that counts the number of times a site has been clicked on in different search engine results. The amount of clicks are then added up to determine a Web site's ranking in the search results.

Meta Search Engine: This is a search engine that looks up keywords in a bunch of other search engines and then combines the results. These engines are called metacrawlers. Besides Dogpile, another metacrawler is www.metacrawler.com.

Meta Search: A search of searches. Your keyword or phrase is searched in more than one search engine or directory and the results come from all the engines. There are several search engines that specifically do meta searches, such as Dogpile.

Spider: This is the software used by search engines. It crawls through the Web, scanning documents and then adding them to an index by going from link to link. Search engines are occasionally (and incorrectly) called spiders.

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Dan_and_Phil
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for"~ Jace
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SmartSunnyShadow
Daydreaming, or dreaming at the night is not really something I ever though about. Yes, I daydream a lot, and dream at the night a lot too. I think I prefer dreaming at the night because the dreams are more intense, and they help a lot with my personal business. (May be to complicated to understand.) Daydreaming is cool too, but it isn't very intense. 
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mrCali
mrCali posted in Say Anything:
'A day without sunshine is like, you know, night' It's funny because it's so dry hahah
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Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm schizophrenic, and so am I.
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MixMox
MixMox posted in Debating:
i do both, but i "prefer" night dreaming. 
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