We forget how amazing search engines are sometimes. Innovation online is helping fuel innovation offline. When thinking about all of the new and exciting technology, we might think of the advancement in cars, phones, television, and the internet. One might even think we’re missing out still on greater innovation because we don’t have flying skateboards or flying vehicles. We have something far better though that the movie Back to the Future never addressed. We have the search engine. The most underrated technology of our time has to be the search engine crawlers and search engines in general.
Search engines have been around since the beginning ages of the internet. The first big search engine was Yahoo and then shortly after came Google. When the internet started leaking into every home, search just became a casual everyday thing. Various search engines were created, some for websites, some for desktops, and some built into your computer.
If you pause and think about this technology you’ll recognize a few amazing things. Here’s a list of a few:
-Search engine crawler’s crawl and index billions of sites.
-While crawling billions of pages they record and index information.
-Once indexed, search engines are able to decide in a split second, what sites are relevant to your search.
Sounds basic right? Billions of pages indexed and information recorded, that alone is incredible. Google and Bing literally bring the internet together and shape it. The speed that these crawlers crawl at isn’t comprehendible to humans. For the crawlers to crawl at such a rapid speed and to collect and organize data is an absolute miracle.
Once everything is crawled and indexed and the individual has something on their mind that they want to search for. The search engine will pull thousands of URLs and in a matter of a split second determine which URLs in the entire world are the most relevant to the person’s desired search. The search engine directs the individual to the information they most desire, satisfying the customer’s needs if they get it right.
Over the years of billions of searches, the search engines have made people happier by directing them to solutions that helped solve their problems. Search engines have increased sells in businesses. They’ve changed the way on how news is shared. Search has inspired more content, more sharing and it has even changed how a website is structured, making the web a better place.
With the ability to crawl, record, index and deliver, search engines have made the world smarter and happier. Online Pr is better than it has ever been. In the 1400’s the printing press revolutionized the world by making books available, creating the ability to share information and knowledge while increasing the worlds reading comprehension. This brought the world out of its darkest ages. Now the ability to share knowledge is at its greatest height because of search engines. We should never take the search engines for granted ever again.