Karan Goyal's Web World

Friday, June 25, 2004

Helpful Vocabulary for Internet Geeks

  • A "query" is what you typed in the Search for: box--it's what you want to find.
  • A "hit" is something that was found that fits the criteria you gave for the search.
  • An "entry" is the information you see about each "hit." Entries will be shown on the Results page of your search.
  • A "search engine" is a program that follows certain rules to look through the World Wide Web and bring back information about places that fit what you've asked for.
  • "Premium placement" is what advertisers pay for. This is an earlier place on the list of hits. With Google, "premium placement" is at the top of the page and labeled as premium.