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1990: Archie - the first Internet search engine, was written by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan, and J. Peter Deutsch, students at McGill University in Montreal.
1993: World Wide Web Wanderer - the first web robot (Perl-based), created by Matthew Gray from MIT.
1994: WebCrawler - first full text crawler-based search engine which let users for the first time to search for any word in any webpage.
1994: Yahoo - created by Jerry Yang and David Filo who were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University.
1994: robots.txt - Invented by Martijn Koster when working for WebCrawler - used to prevent web robots from crawling all or a part of a website.
1995: Altavista - created by researchers at Digital Equipment Corporation, one of the most popular search engines but its popularity declined with the rise of Google.
1997: Google - developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two PhD students from Stanford University.
1998: PageRank - developed at Stanford University by Larry Page (hence the name Page-Rank) and Sergey Brin as part of a research project about a new kind of search engine - that information on the web could be ordered in a hierarchy by link popularity.
1998: MSN - launched by Microsoft using search results from Inktomi. MSN was rebranded Bing in 2009.
2003: AdSense: allows publishers to serve automatic ads that are targeted to site content and audience.
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Education World: The Best Search Engines for Teachers and Students
Teaching Search Engines to ESL Students: Avoiding the Avalanche
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