Don't believe everything you search on Google
Don't believe everything you read, is a quote that couldn't be truer than it is right now with the internet being as popular as it is. A good example of some of the top ten search results that you will find on Google things like claims that some United States presidents were members of the Ku Klux Klan (which is false by the way), along with claims that President Obama was planning a coup d'etat. It all depends on the source of the information and whether or not that source is correct. It's similar to gossip in that the information changes as the story gets told and told. When you google something there is an automatic and algorithmic match for your search query, and content that comes from third-party sites. Google is always working to improve their algorithms, and they welcome feedback on incorrect information at any time. So with that said you want to cross reference your information at least a few times, and be sure to get your information from reliable sources.
When you sit down on your computer and do any Google search, you will be almost instantly (depending on whether your internet is high speed or not) be presented with a long list of search results from all over the web. The way that Google finds your search is to think of your search as looking through a very large book that has an impressive index telling you exactly where to all the information is located. When you do a Google search, the programs at Google check their index to determine the most relevant search results that will be returned to the user. There are three key processes that help to deliver search results to the user to include crawling which is whether or not Google knows about the site and if they can find it. Indexing which is if Google can index the site and serving based on whether or not the website has good and useful content that is relevant to the user's search. Google is an excellent tool that lets its users access millions of sites to come up with a wide variety of information from around the world. It is up to the user to determine whether or not that information is correct based on the source and the type of information that is being looked up. Of course, you will always want to look up sources that you know to be reputable and reliable.
The Google crawl process starts with a list of web page URLs, that are generated from previous crawl processes, and are then augmented by Sitemap data that is provided by webmasters. As Googlebot visits each of these websites, it detects the links on each of the pages and then adds them to its list of pages to crawl. Googlebot then processes each of the pages it crawls to compile an index of all the words it sees and the location on each page. Also, the information is processed to include key content tags and attributes, like Title tags and ALT attributes. When the user makes a query, their machines search the index for matching pages and then return the results they believe are the most relevant to the user's search. Relevancy is determined by more than 200 factors, one of which is the PageRank that is given.
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