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Web Indexes (Search Engines)

Web Indexes are tools that use special software programs (known as robots, spiders or crawlers) to find millions of Web pages. Since these programs "index" or list all the words in each page, the Search Engine will pull up any indexed pages that include the search terms you choose to enter.

Some important Web Indexes include:

Two of the best sites for search engine information and reviews: Search Engine Watch & Search Engine Showdown.