Part 0: Introduction to the Series

Part 0: Introduction to the Series

Understanding What This Series Will Cover

Hello and welcome to this series on "The Google Search Process". In the next few blog posts, we will delve deeper into what happens behind the scenes when you type a query, for example into your web browser's address bar and hit enter.

If you're reading this, you're curious about what happens behind the scenes when you perform a certain action. We often take these actions for granted and expect them to work seamlessly. However, since you're here, let's delve deeper into the process and explore what happens when you carry out this particular action.

What You Should Expect

My goal for this series is to simplify complex concepts into easy-to-understand sections. We will start with the basics and progress gradually toward more advanced concepts while keeping things concise. To aid understanding, we will utilize a lot of illustrations. Here's the plan, we will:

  1. Get to know the user and their needs

  2. Get to know the server and what it provides

  3. Demystify the behind the scenes from the...

    1. user's perspective

    2. network's perspective

    3. web server's perspective

  4. Put everything together.

  5. Keep searching the Internet. :)

It is crucial to comprehend both the user's requirements and the server's capabilities to simplify the process for the user. Additionally, it is helpful to clarify the technical details from the perspectives of the user, network, and web server. This approach will enable us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire process and the distinct roles each entity plays in this fascinating action.

Feel free to skip to any part that is of interest to you if you wish, but it's recommended to read them in the order that they are laid out for a richer understanding.

Join me on a journey to unravel the mysteries of Internet searches! I'm confident that together, we can demystify the unknown and unleash the full potential of the online world. Let's get started!