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Search Was A Biggie Back Then

Search Was A Biggie Back Then

THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO effective Web searches is sheer volume. With an estimated 2 billion Web pages now online–and 40 new ones posted every minute–traditional search engines like Lycos and HotBot are drowning in data, able to index only a fraction of published sites.

Because Internet users spend 50 percent of their online time doing research (according to a Business Week/Harris poll), a new wave of search engine technology can’t come soon enough. Here’s the rundown on some current second-generation offerings.

Google (http://www.google. com/) is based on the concept that the of a page increases with the number of links referencing it. For example, because a link to Harvard University’s home page is referenced many more times than a link to its football team’s page, a Google search for Harvard

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