How Google Search Works

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There’s A LOT of information on the internet. Currently, there are around 1.18 billion websites in the World (01 Jan 2022). Search Engines make this info easier to find and are essential ‘answer machines’. Google isn’t the only search engine — there’s Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Baidu, DuckDuckGo and more so why the focus on Google? Simply put – no one does search better. In fact, Google is so iconic that it is often used in place of the word ‘search’, think of the phrases, “just google it” or “let me google it”. With a 92.47% market share as of 01 March 2022, Google dominates the search engine industry and with it’s bold mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

So how does Google Search work? Is it magic? Rocket science?

Google Search works in (basically) three stages:

Crawling: automated programs called crawlers search the web regularly looking for pages that are new or updated. The page addresses (or page URLs) are stored on a database for later.

Indexing: pages previously learned about during crawling are analysed to determine what the page is about this includes the content, images, and video files in/on the page. This info is stored in the index. Google’s Index contains over 130 trillion web pages.

After a page has been indexed and crawledit is ready to appear on a search engine results page (SERP).

Results/Ranking: When a user performs a Google Search, Google tries to determine the highest quality results to display on the SERP. The “best” results have many factors, including things such as location, language, device, previous search history page quality and relevance and is done algorithmically.

Google uses an algorithm for determining results, like all other search engines, and shares some information about the algorithm, but the specifics are a company secret to reduce abuse of the system and stay competitive.

Search engines and all their beautiful complexity have completely changed how we access information – you can even list Googling as a skill on your CV. Don’t believe me? Google it.

Ps. Did you know “L2B’s search is a distributed, full-text search engine, or search and analytics database. Unlike traditional relational databases that store data in tables, Our search uses a key-value store for objects and is a lot more versatile. It can run queries much more complicated than traditional databases and do this at a petabyte-scale.” L2B’s Search was developed by our senior IT Dev Barry West.

For more on How Google Search works watch the below video.

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L2B Opportunities created in the last 30 Days – March 2022

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Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions. Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors. Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa. We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have created in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.


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Leads 2 Business is Mobile Friendly

Did you know Leads 2 Business has a Mobile Optimized Website?

What this means is that www.L2B.co.za has a dynamic mobile-friendly layout, accessing it from your Home screen can even become an app-like experience.

Whatever mobile device you’re using, you can pin a shortcut of L2B to your home screen for quick and easy access. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. Creating a bookmark on your Homescreen lets you use it as a one-tap portal to access L2B content.

So what does this mean for you? It means you can access our site on all your devices.

Follow the steps below if you want to take advantage of L2B’s Mobile-Friendly website on your device.

For screenshots view our Wiki.

1. Open your Mobile Browser. This may be Chrome, Firefox or a built-in Browser.
2. Go to the website you want to save. You can either search for the website or enter its URL directly into the search bar.

3. Tap the three-dot menu . It’s at the top-right corner of Chrome.
4. Tap Add to Home screen. It’s toward the bottom of the menu. A pop-up window will appear.
Edit the shortcut title (if needed). This is the text that will appear under your shortcut’s icon on the home screen.
5. Tap Add. The shortcut is now on your home screen.
6. One-tap. And you can access L2B instantly, anytime.

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Insurance: Do you have R20 million laying around?

Would you buy a new car without taking out insurance?

Would you buy a house and not insure your asset or the contents of your home?

With that in mind, when you own your own business, you would need comprehensive insurance. You need to make sure that every aspect of your company is covered to prevent major financial loss should an incident occur.

Here are some policy sections to consider:

  • The building you are based at (owned or rented, add subsidence and landslip cover if needed)
  • The contents of the building (furniture, electronic equipment, all risks for laptops, tablets & phones. Fixtures and fittings fall under the building insurance. Be sure to look out of any exclusions or limitations like a power surge or accidental damage cover)
  • Your employees (workman’s compensation)
  • The equipment and plant used on site
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance which allows for staff to drive (it would be beneficial to look at car hire cover & excess waiver as well)
  • The work itself (construction/performance guarantee)
  • Liability insurance should an unexpected incident occur

Making sure every aspect is covered, will ensure that you are at ease and under less stress when you are working on a project. Ask your broker to do a comprehensive inspection at your premises that way leaving no stone unturned.

This will give you peace of mind allowing you to focus on your projects and deadlines and not on all that can possibly go wrong.

The majority of tenders require proof of liability upfront. This usually equates to 30 -70% of the contract value. In some cases, it is 2 – 3 times the value of the contract.

If you do not have a comprehensive commercial insurance policy, do you have at least R20 million gathering dust? In today’s economic climate, you can’t afford the risk.

It is usually easier, safer and much more sensible to have liability cover in place. Give it some thought, as this all might save your company huge amounts of time, money and stress in the future.

May you invest in your own company, to better your future and the lives of those you employ.

Not sure where to go from here? Click this option on your tender to obtain a no-obligation quote today.

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I am a fanatical researcher who takes immense pride in the information I publish and those all-important finer details. When I'm not "researching up a storm", I love the ocean, fab music, and fine dining.

Quick Fact – What is an API?

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What exactly is an API? You make mention of this at a dinner party and you are likely to hear a pin drop! This is strongly contrasted in tech circles and management meetings where APIs are valuable and possess a positive impact for businesses. So, what is the real definition of an API?

An API stands for Application Programming Interface.

An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. Think of the API as a messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you’re requesting it from. Then it delivers the reply back to you. What is important about this process is that the API defines functionalities that are independent of their respective implementations. This allows those implementations and definitions to vary without compromising each other.

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L2B Opportunities created in the last 30 Days – September 2021

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Our comprehensive, online, resource platform delivers daily leads to help you make informed business decisions. Find construction Tenders and Projects within the building, infrastructure, mining, and industrial sectors. Opportunities are researched throughout South Africa and Africa. We put new business prospect leads within your reach.

Leads 2 Business Opportunities we have created in the last 30 Days: for more information check out our Pricing Page.


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Quick Fact Advertising – August 2021

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Did you know we offer an Advertising Subscription option?

For more information check out our Pricing Page and check out our Infographic later this month for more on Advertising on L2B.

 


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Quick Fact Unplugged – July 2021

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Did you know we offer an API Subscription option?

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Quick Fact – April 2021

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Did you know we offer a Leads 2 Quotes Subscription option?

For more information check out our Pricing Page and check out our Infographic and How-To features later this month for more on Leads 2 Quotes


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Tips for Vendors & Suppliers using L2B

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You have to be in it to win it!

Why wait for business? As an Open Quotes subscriber, a Vendor or a Supplier listed on our database, you have the opportunity to engage with Contractors who are looking for services or products that are within your scope of work, allowing you to submit your pricing directly.

Once registered you will receive a Username and a Password via email. Log in frequently to see what is available to you, so you do not miss out on any opportunities.

If you are an Open Quotes subscriber:

You can receive the award information for all the Requests For Quotations that were sent to you, regardless of whether you priced or not, this gives you a second chance to price, for the successful bidder.  These will display in the Purple block on your Vendor page.

Access to bills that contractors are currently pricing that have not been sent to directly, you choose whether you want to price on these or not. These will display in the Red block on your Vendor page.

For All Vendors:

View a history of all your requests for quotations. These will display in the Blue block on your Vendor page.

Manage your company details online: i.e CIBD, BEE, Description, Serviceable Regions, Trades, Contacts, etc.

Send emails with your logo and/or profile attached from our directory to market your business.

View and interact with the icons and functionality on your Vendor Home Page. Respond to requests for quotations online and improve your indicator so that you maintain a high indicator in order to have the highest visibility on the Buyers search results.

Price online, this saves you time and money.

Take advantage of the options to download full BOQ’s, drawings, and specifications, as well as upload documents to the buyers.

Ensure that you respond to the contractor timeously, take heed of the respond-by-date which is stipulated on the request for quote, thereby increasing your chances of having your prices included in the tender in turn increasing your opportunity to secure work if the contractor is a successful bidder.

For our Vendor Quick Guide see below.

Vendor

For more on Full Vendor Functionality see Open Quotes Vendors


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My name is Lola Govender. I have been working at L2B for 9 years and am very passionate about our business.

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