Have you ever wondered what happens when you search for something using Google? It’s rare that people stop and think about what’s behind all of those searches. Most of us just grab the information we were looking for and move on with our day.
But, Google wants the world to know how search works. That’s why the company has set up the “How Search Works” website. The new site is complete animated and shows people exactly how a search works. This site is also interactive and a bit of fun.
What Happens When You Search?
The “How Search Works” site is split up into three important sections. The first has to do with Google’s indexing system; the second with ranking and SEO strategies; and the third with how Google removes spam and fights problems that occur. If you are into social networking at all, you need to check out this site.
If you’re just curious, Google’s interactive site sheds some major light on how searches function. If you look closely at the third anti-spam section, you will see a live feed of the way that Google removes sites the company considers spam.
You will also see how many sites Google has removed from its indexing system on account of those sites being plagued with too much spam. What counts as spam according to Google are sites that are not filled with great – and well-written – content, and sites that are simply on the Internet for the sake of SEO and other marketing tactics.
So, let this be a lesson to those who aren’t great writers or don’t have a clue what they are doing SEO-wise: Google will toss your site if you aren’t careful.
Why This Site Exists
Not only does Google want to show the world what goes on behind a search, but the company is hoping to make it clear to spammers what is not tolerated.
Since Google is the number one search engine available, making sure that Google likes your site is super important. The new live site should help people understand what will and won’t be tolerated. Google’s new site is also full of tips and tricks and other bits of information that those who work on the web will find useful.
This site is mostly helpful for people who work in the Internet world setting up sites and parading as SEO specialists. If you aren’t sure what you are doing, Google’s new site will help. But, this site is also interesting for those who are just curious about what Google does and how the search engine operates. In true Google style, the site includes pretty graphics and other bits of information that are fun to look at.
So, if you want to learn more about searching or just learn about what happens when you search (knowledge is power, after all!), Google’s new site is just what the doctor ordered. Google’s new “How Search Works” site is up and running, so make sure to check it out for whatever reason you can think of. If for nothing else, Google’s new site is fun to play with and look at.