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How Search Engines Work | Search Engine Journal

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Optimizing websites without first understanding how search engines work is akin to publishing your great novel without first learning how to write.

Certainly, a thousand monkeys at typewriters will eventually create something useful, but it’s a lot easier if you know the core elements of a task beforehand.

So we must understand how search engines function to fully understand how to optimize for them.

Written by Search Engine Journal VIP contributor Dave Davies, How Search Engines Work, tackles how search engines function and the key factors that influence search engine results pages.

In partnership with HigherVisibility, SEJ created this ebook for SEO pros who want to strengthen their technical SEO knowledge.

The Contents of “How Search Engines Work” Guide:

  • How Search Engines Crawl & Index
  • How & Why Search Engines Render Pages
  • How Search Engine Algorithms Work
  • How Search Engines Rank Pages
  • How Machine Learning in Search Works
  • How User Behavior in Search Works
  • How Search Engines Display Search Results
  • How Search  Engines Answer Direct Answers With USeful Responses & Rich Results
  • How Universal Search Works

Number of Pages:

  • 40 Pages.


  • Free.

Search Engine Journal

Founded in 2003, Search Engine Journal (SEJ) is unique in its community-based approach to search marketing content. SEJ's mission is to educate and empower the SEO community by providing the freshest news and latest best practices via the industry’s smartest practitioners. SEJ is dedicated to producing the latest search news, the best guides, and how-tos for the SEO and marketer community.


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