a computer program that searches documents, especially on the World Wide Web, for a specified word or words and provides a list of documents in which they are found.
- Also called re·triev·al en·gine [ri-tree-vuhl en-juhn] /rɪˈtri vəl ˌɛn dʒən/ .
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How to use search engine in a sentence
Google’s John Mueller posted 12 tips and more on how to optimize your images for search engines.Google goes dark theme and passage ranking sees the light: Friday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Land
So while you may have assiduously compiled a list of the most relevant keywords, it’s unlikely that they’ll dominate search engines within a few months.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021 | Joseph Dyson | February 10, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
If you take the time and put a little extra effort into properly optimizing your site’s images for both users and search engines every time you add an image to your website, you can give your pages a little extra edge in the search engines.Image SEO: Best practices and tips for optimization | Michael McManus | February 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
An external link is a source of free traffic for your website and is a crucial element of Google’s search engine algorithm.Seven enterprise SEO strategies and tactics that really work | Harpreet Munjal | February 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
This needs to change, and in order for that to happen, we need to stop thinking of Google as a search engine.
They not only disrupted service in China, they apparently crashed the search engine worldwide.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable | Gordon G. Chang | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But what started out as a search engine has evolved into a search-and-destroy machine.
Revenge, it seems, is a dish best served through search engine optimization.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve | Samantha Allen | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We make things easier for the people as well as the search engine.
I doubt the company wants to risk millions of people taking their search engine relationship elsewhere.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn | Aurora Snow | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He did not need an Intel inside computer or search engine to find what he wanted.The Civilization of Illiteracy | Mihai Nadin
British Dictionary definitions for search engine
computing a service provided on the internet enabling users to search for items of interest
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Cultural definitions for search engine
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