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Search Engines

Large websites with details of millions of websites online.

Generally visitors go to a search engine to find a website with the relevant information that they require. Inputting their search request into a box and asking the search engine to find the relevant website holding the information.

Obtaining a good position on the larger search engines is called search engine optimization as is a specialized form of web design that can make or break a website.

By obtaining good search engine positions a website can receive thousands of visitors reducing marketing and advertising costs.

Some of the larger Search Engines are:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Ask Jeeves
  • Alta Vista
  • Mamma
  • Dog Pile
  • Looksmart
  • MSN
  • All the web
  • Aol
  • HotBot
  • Teoma
  • GigaBlast