Google Shows Off How Search Works


Graphic courtesy of Google.

If you’ve ever wondered, at least in broad, infographic-friendly terms, how a search is actually carried out when you type a query into Google, well, here’s the info to slake your intellectual thirst. If you’d like to see a larger, sharper version, feel free to download the pdf here. I particularly love the fact that on average, the data that represents the answer to your query travels 1,500 miles to get to you.

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