What is the difference between directory and search engine?

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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Postby anneroberts » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:40 am

Search engines and directories are both tools people use to find information on the Web. The difference is in how they get and organize their information.

Search engines use little programs called spiders or bots that scour the Internet, follow links, and bring back this information to the search engine’s index. When you use Google you’re not actually searching the Web, you’re searching Google’s index of the Web. Search engines use complex algorithms to determine which Web pages are most likely to answer the questions you pose and return these pages on the search engine results pages (SERPs.)

Directories, by contrast, are human-powered. Site owners submit their sites to directories (sometimes for a fee, sometimes free) and human editors determine the value of the site and whether it should be included in the directory. Directory visitors can search the director or drill down to the appropriate category, i.e., Arts & Humanities > Museums, Galleries & Centers > Modern & Contemporary.

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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Postby Allasted30 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:23 am

Those guys are very slow, I even tried to become an editor but haven't heard anything yet.

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Re: What is the difference between directory and search engine?

Postby freehindibooks » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:18 am

Directories have fixed URL and some limitations while search engine database. Trending Hindi News


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