Search engines, Deep web & the Darknet

In this article we will focus on mainly how the search engines work. Thereafter, we will discuss indexability, and the differences between surface web, deep web and the darknet.

Pre-internet period

There was a time when goods and services important to us would either appear on the newspaper classifieds’ section or on the Yellow Pages. There also used to be those bulky BSNL/ MTNL telephone directories offered for free on taking a new connection.

These indices used to have exhaustive contact information about all sorts of legitimate businesses. Needless to say, they did not contain contact information of businesses working outside the purview of public policy. Guns, pornography, drugs, etc. had no place in these public directories.

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