Emma Geerts

Emma Geerts

SEO & Communications Specialist

What is a search query?

When you have a problem, you need to find information. Whether it's information about your homework assignment or an article on what to do if your mother doesn't buy you a third pair of new trainers this month, finding that information is the first step in solving the problem. Finding information is called "search" and is something computers are very good at. This blog post explains what search is and what it is not.

What is search?

A search is an attempt to find something or someone. Nowadays, "search" usually means using a computer to find information on the web. You do this by entering keywords in a search box of a search engine type. The computer uses these keywords to find the information you are looking for. The search results show you all the online places where your keywords appear. You can then click through to visit those websites and see the information you need.

Types of searches

There are several ways to submit a query to the search engine.

  • Search by text: this way we see happen most often. Someone types in words the search query in the search box
  • Search by image: Instead of words, give the search engine an image. For example, think of searching through Google Lens
  • Search by audio: Do we remember Shazam? This app that can recognise music has been around for 20 years and is a good example of audio search
  • Search by video: Looking for a video? Then enter the search query on Google and then go to the videos tab.

How do I look something up on the internet?

Search is the process of finding information on the Internet by typing keywords into a search box. Search engines are the best way to find information on the web and can be used in a wide variety of situations. There are many different types of search engines, each with their own strengths. You can use search in a wide variety of situations, from finding information about a school project to ondersearching health issues.

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