Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines

What would the Internet be without a way to find something specific on its millions of sites? Search engines started providing that function two decades ago. Here are some of the landmarks, from Archie to AltaVista to Google and Bing.

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WebCrawler (1994)



WebCrawler was one of the first search engines that actively sought out new and changing Websites by "crawling" from link to link between sites.

Today, most search engines rely on some variation of this principle to keep their indexes up to date.

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