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How search engine works is very simple to understand, and i will try to explain it as simple as i possible can. Remember to share on social media if you find this content helpful or meaningful.

Search engine consists of 3 parts:

  1. The crawlers ( this is also and often called bots or spiders)
  2. An index
  3. An algorithm

The process begins with the bots or say spider, travels the web through links and links connects pages together. The spider then look for data, particularly looking for contents, headings and links which contain information about what the page is about and how it is structured, this is done by the spider 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 52 weeks year.

When the spider passed through a website, it saves the html versions of the website pages, saving it into a large and enormous data base called index. It als finds all the indexes news items, links, images and videos to embed in the search result, the index is updated every time the spider comes around again and perhaps finds new information.

In the case of Google for example, the spider revisits depending on how important google think your website is important or how oftern you update your website with new information.

So far, the explanations above should have revealed to you how important the content of a page is to the index, but the queston is, how does it translate to ranking? Search engines use algorithyms for this. The algorithms.


The search engine algorithms take the search engine from the index, makes a calculations based on some factors which determines whether the a result would be useful for the searcher. Then it uses this calculations to see which order of pages the search engine result page should show. The seach engine result page, also known as SERP, is simply the page where search engine results show during search activities.



What algorithm takes into account includes, among others

  1. Site speed
  2. Great content
  3. And Security

However, google make minor changes to these importance of these factors almost everyday everyday, they release updates monthly also.


This one of the back information that helps us understand how search engine works. The spiders needs to land on your websites from links. So if there is no link, the spiders won’t know your website exists. This means that if you launch a new website, i won’t be in seein immediately. First, an index site needs to establish a link to one of your pages. Spiders then follow all the links on your website that they have access to continuously, this way, they can find new website to index and change outdated information.

Links Building in Search Engine Optimization


Without mincing words, links (whether internal or external) has trememdous effect and influence on Search engine ranking and how it works) and these effects or influene can be negative or positive, depending on how much sense it makes. For example, a page about cake making linking to a cake about real estate investment does not make any sense. Instead, linking to a page about flavors or ingredients of cake frosting make more sense.

I hope now you know a bit about how search engines work. Do you have any question, do well to drop it in the comment section and i will reply. You can as well follow me on social media @michaelowatunde.

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