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search engine

Informatics A software tool–eg, www.google.com for finding information from various sources online, usually by typing a few keywords. See Keyword. Cf Web crawler.
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Shafi and Rather evaluated the precision and recall of five search engine of scientific information retrieval in the field of biotechnology.
Pay-per-click (PPC) is an equally important component of search engine marketing.
He was in the business of solving information retrieval problems like this for his clients, at a company that designs industrial-strength search engines.
A nice point is that Spy Tool is search engine specific--you can find out exactly what you need to be well-ranked in Google versus MSN, which has a different algorithm and needs different tweaking.
Everyone says that meta tags are the most important thing relating to search engines.
Embrace diversity and choose a search engine that offers multiple-language recognition.
But with a specialized search engine, you can find links and sites that contain information that may not otherwise turn up when you do a general search using Excite or other search engines and directories.
Some search engines operate differently, using what are called spiders.
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To streamline the load, search engines have optimized what they look at--in this order:
SEER Interactive provides search engine optimization consulting services to businesses of all types, including keyword research, ROI analysis and full campaign management.