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How do people find things on the web? Search engines.
Google, as you probably know, is the dominate search name. There’s also this thing called Bing. Then smaller boutique search engines that specialize in narrow fields. Academic, medical.
The job of a search engine like Google is to find content that matches your query (the question you are asking):
- How far is the earth from the sun?
- Who is the leader singer of Led Zeppelin?
- What is a freemason?
The better it can match your question to a good answer, the better the user experience. [Read more…]