The first search engine ever


WORLD'S FIRST
SEARCH ENGINE

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What is the world's first search engine?

Long before web sites started sprouting in 1993, even before the World Wide Web, there was a need to sort data that was strewn about many computers and shared via FTP.

Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal,  addressed this need in 1990 and launched 'Archie', the world's first search engine.

Archie was originally intended to be named 'archives' but thanks to limits of characters set by UNIX, Archie was born.

Archie was a success and Veronica followed in 1993 and Jughead soon after.

The first search engine designed for the internet came out in 1993 under the name 'World Wide Web Wanderer' which was later shortened to  Wandex.

WebCrawler, released in 1994, was the first text-based search engine that allowed searching pages for words which is the standard used today.

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The first search engine ever

The first search engine ever

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