How Are Search Engines So Fast?


Google can find something for you on the other side of the world in less than a second. Why does your personal computer take so much longer?

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Sources:

How Google searches 30 trillion web pages, 100 billion times a month


https://www.google.com/insidesearch/howsearchworks/thestory/
https://www.google.com/insidesearch/howsearchworks/crawling-indexing.html

How Google Search Really Works

Within months, Google to divide its index, giving mobile users better & fresher content


https://superuser.com/questions/577502/why-is-google-so-much-faster-than-a-hard-drive-search
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/how-to-index-your-book-and-why-ill-never-do-it-again/28697
https://www.howtogeek.com/272158/how-to-choose-which-files-windows-search-indexes-on-your-pc/
http://www.cultofmac.com/131619/fix-your-spotlight-search-results-by-forcing-spotlight-to-re-index-os-x-tips/

How to Solve Windows Search Issues with an Index Rebuild

Windows 7 File Search Indexing Options


https://www.howtogeek.com/school/learning-windows-search/lesson5/

Turn Off Indexing in Windows for Better Performance


http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/google.htm
http://www.totallycommunications.com/latest/search-engine-basics-crawling-indexing-ranking/
http://www.googleguide.com/google_works.html
http://www.brickmarketing.com/define-search-engine-algorithm.htm
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1110866512000503

Total Number of Pages Indexed by Google


http://www.internetlivestats.com/google-search-statistics/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10315/market-views-hdd-shipments-down-q1-2016/3