The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web
Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; “googling” has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It’s a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction – estimated at 0.03% – of the internet. The sites that traditional searches yield are part of what’s known as the Surface Web, which is comprised of indexed pages that a search engine’s web crawlers are programmed to retrieve. So where’s the rest? The vast majority of the Internet lies in the Deep Web, sometimes referred to as the Invisible Web. Deep Web pages operate just like any other site online, but they are constructed so that their existence is invisible to Web crawlers. Search Engines and the Surface Web How is the Deep Web Invisible to Search Engines? Categorize your database.
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