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    about SEARCH Engines!

    Sorry I know this is my second post but I was wondering about Search Engines are they hard to build? What language are they written in PHP? I was just wondering thanks

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    If you wanted to run a metasearch engine (a search engine that gets its results from other search engines) it can be very simple, and there are many pre-made scripts for this. For example, this excellent Perl script:

    http://metasearch.webmaster-tools.com/

    Building your own search engine can be incredibly hard. First the software, do you know enough of any particular language to be able to create a full search engine program? Secondly, you must consider other factors such as traffic. If you have your own search engine script are enough people going to submit their website to be indexed by your script to allow you to offer the vast amount of results you see from search engines. Thirdly, you can not compete with Yahoo, Altavista and the like. These search engines are well established and have traffic that you could only dream about, but would have nightmares trying to handle!

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    Most search engines are written in C
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    thanks

    thanks aspen and seanf it helped alot I was wondering what language they were written in


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