Search Costs: Costs associated with locating a counterparty to a trade, including explicit costs (such as advertising) and implicit costs (such as the value of time). Related: Information costs.
Search Engine (SE): a program, which searches a document or group of documents for relevant matches of a users keyword phrase and returns a list of the most relevant matches. Internet search engines such as Goo . . . View Full Definition
Search Engine: This is the working part of a database or application.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM): The process of building and marketing a site with the goal of improving its position in search engine results. SEM includes both search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click advertisin . . . View Full Definition
Search and Consent Procedures: Procedures, sanctioned in state law, that authorize a public or private agency to assist a searching party to locate another party to the adoption to determine if the second party agrees to . . . View Full Definition
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): SEO is a process of arranging a web site's content to obtain high rankings in various search engines (both the site and individual pages), and includes tailoring on-page text (such as headli . . . View Full Definition
Search Engine Submission: The act of supplying a URL to a search engine in an attempt to make a search engine aware of a site or page.
Search Engine Spam: Pages created to cause search engines to deliver inappropriate or less relevant results. Search Engine Optimizers are sometimes unfairly perceived as search engine Spammers. Of course in som . . . View Full Definition
Search Engine Reults Page (SERP): Search Engine Results Page. The page searchers see after they've entered their query into the search box. This page lists several Web pages related to the searcher's query, sorted by relevan . . . View Full Definition
Search Engine Results Page (SERP): Search Engine Results Page is the page on which the search engines show the results for a search query.