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Google Gurus: How Google Works

How Google Works

How Googlworks

Query

"Hey Google, I have a question!"

Google's Web Server

Google web servers send a query to the index servers. The content inside the index servers is similar to the index in the back of a book—it tells which pages contain the words that match the query. 


 

Index Servers

The query travels to the doc servers, which actually retrieve the stored documents. Snippets are generated to describe each search result.

Google User
The search results are returned to the user in a fraction of a second.