How Search works

For a typical query, there are thousands, even millions, of web pages with potentially relevant information.

So, how does Google figure out what to show in your search results? Well, the journey starts before you even type your search…

Crawling and indexing

As we speak, Google is using web crawlers to organise information from web pages and other publicly available content in the Search index.

Crawling and indexing

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Search algorithms

Google ranking systems sort through hundreds of billions of web pages in the Search index to give you useful and relevant results in a fraction of a second.

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Useful responses

With a greater amount and variety of content on the Internet than ever before, Google makes sure to offer you search results in a range of rich formats to help you find the information that you’re looking for quickly.

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