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SEARCH ENGINE QUERY
  1. Context:
    Searching


    Definition:
    A request for information that is made using a search engine. Every time a user puts a string of characters in a search engine and presses "Enter", a search engine query is made. The string of characters (often one or more words) act as keywords that the search engine uses to algorithmically match results with the query. These results are displayed on the search engine results page (SERP) in order of significance (according to the algorithm). Every search engine query adds to the mass of analytical data on the Internet. The more data search engines collect, the more accurate the search results become - and that’s a good thing for Internet users.


    Example:


    Source:
    Techopedia


    URL:

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QUERY
SEARCH ENGINE