surface Web

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surface Web

Content on the World Wide Web that is available to the general public and for indexing by a search engine (see spider). Also called the "crawlable Web" and "public Web," links to the pages on the surface Web are displayed on search engine results pages. Descriptive text on the pages as well as metatags hidden within the Web pages identify the page's contents for the various search engines. Contrast with deep Web. See search engine optimization and spider.
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However, available estimates indicate that surface web or visible web is only 4% of the total internet and the rest is deep and dark web or invisible web that cannot be indexed on the search engines.
Without a visible web presence to connect with those searchers, 3N1 Services is likely missing out on potential customers.
Vincent College, Pennsylvania) alerts school librarians and anyone else reading to the vast Underground Superhighway, five to ten times larger than the Visible Web, made up of sites that conventional search engines cannot or choose not to see.
Anyone who can read a balance sheet can see that many of the big, visible Web companies, especially those in retail, cannot endure.
The book begins by providing background information on the invisible and visible web, followed by a summary of research conducted on the search habits of different populations, from high school students to college faculty.
From the visible web we see how Amanda can be helped through the visible door using the library subscription database, or if that is not available sources such Infomine, and how Amanda's research requirements are finally met.
On the other hand, much of this content is unavailable on the visible Web, and not indexed in widely-used research databases.
booth, Cyber-Age Books authors Gary Price and Chris Sherman talked with readers and signed copies of their recent release, The In visible Web, which had been reviewed in The New York Times, USA TODAY.
The authors include their estimate that "the Invisible Web is between 2 and 50 times larger than the visible Web.
com's highly visible Web site, it is anticipated that consumer traffic to Homestore.
Even the very best search engines are indexing only a fraction of the visible Web, let alone the invisible Web.
The most visible Web advertising is the "banners"--those rectangular messages at the top of a Web site.