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Search Engines


  1. Which Microsoft rebranded search engine, was launched on June 1, 2009?
  2. Which Web search engine established in 1995 got its name from the Spanish words for "high view"?
  3. The first popular search engine was a product of which company founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo?
  4. Can you name either of the American computer scientists that founded Google in 1998?
  5. Google was founded by two PhD students at which Californian university?

  6. Google achieved better results for many searches with a PR algorithm. What does PR stand for?
  7. Founded in 1996, what was originally known as?
  8. Which search engine and web portal established in 1994 has a name which is short for the Latin word meaning "wolf spider"?
  9. You can search the web directly from the address bar of Firefox, which is a free and open-source web browser developed by which foundation?
  10. A URL is a specific type of web address. What does URL stand for?
  11. Which search engine with a funny name based on a traditional children's game, was launched by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008?
  12. What is China's largest and most widely used search engine?
  13. What word means the discovery process in which search engines send out robots to find new and updated content?
  14. When it comes to search engine results, what does the acronym CTR mean?
  15. Which metasearch engine launched its "Search and Rescue" program in 2008, which donates money to animal-related charities?


  1. Bing
  2. AltaVista
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Larry Page and/or Sergey Brin
  5. Stanford University
  6. PageRank
  7. Ask Jeeves
  8. Lycos (short for "Lycosidae")
  9. The Mozilla Foundation
  10. Uniform Resource Locator
  11. DuckDuckGo
  12. Baidu
  13. Crawling
  14. Click Through Rate
  15. Dogpile