Google posted an interactive visualization, dare I say infographics, on how its search works: How Search Works
I remember when I learned this very same topic 6 years ago in Library school. It was fascinating, but compared to that this page didn’t give me new information. What it did provide was nice visuals, that makes it more digestible for the anybody not just grad students like I was back then.
I particularly enjoyed this trivia at the very bottom of the page:
By the way, in the 226 seconds you’ve been on this page, approximately
8,719,080 searches were performed.