5 Most Popular Search Engines in the 1990's Before Google

    A search engine is basically designed to search for information on the "World Wide Web". The result including data, images, videos is posted on the page called Search Engine Results Pages (SERP).

    How does Search engine works?

    The process involves three steps:

    1. Crawling: search engines navigate from site to site using links to learn about their content

    2. Indexing Content: It is the process of identifying the result that suits the page and assigning to a specific keyword. This involves in creating an index for all the collected data's and keeping them in a database, where it can be retrieved.

    3. Retrieve Information: When the search engines match the indexed content to users search queries, it will show the data on the page.

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    However, we always prefer Google and sometimes Bing and another search! Today we going to get you the list of search engines that rocked even before the search engine giant Google.

    Founded in 1994

    This is one of the first search engine websites. Today it takes results from Google and Yahoo! It went live on April 20, 1994, and was created by Brian Pinkerton at the University of Washington.

    Founded in 1994

    This search engine was established in the same year as Webcrawler by Bob Davis. Lycos became the most visited online destination in the world in 1999, with a global presence in more than 40 countries.

    Founded in 1995

    AltaVista was established in 1995 and was purchased by Yahoo! in 2003. On July 8th, the service was shut down by Yahoo!. Since then, the domain has redirected to Yahoo!'s own search site.

    Founded in 1995

    Excite was launched in December 1995, offering a variety of content including an Internet portal showing news and weather etc.

    Founded in 1996

    Dogpile began operation in November 1995. The site was created and developed by Aaron Flin. This search engine fetches results from Google, Yahoo! and Yandex.

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