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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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So they'll bring them in from the surface web on open social media and then in to more enclosed, encrypted communication links.
Access to this underground is relatively simple with availability through search engines on the mainstream, surface web.
The deep web is estimated to be up to an eye-watering 500 times the size of the surface web on which business and commerce operates.
Due to the fact it is continually expanding, like the Surface Web (normal internet), as more pages get added, it is difficult to know its true size for sure.
The surface web includes plenty of useful information, much of it accurate, that will suffice to meet many information needs.
We see tremendous synergy in Systech s track record for unlocking the value of internal Big Data for clients and Connotate s ability to deliver real-time data from Deep Web and surface Web sources, said Keith Cooper, CEO of Connotate.