Sunday, October 24, 2010

Invisible Web

What is this?

Student:  Uh...Ms K there is no picture.
MsK: Yes.
Student:  Well how am I supposed to respond to "What is this?"
MsK: It's invisible.
Student: I don't get it.
MsK: It's about the web.  There is an invisible web.
Student: Huh?
MsK: Go discover it.  The invisible web.  You will probably google it.  But wait...does google have an index to ALL the deep web information out there?  Hmmm... maybe not.

1.  What is the invisible web?  How big is it?
2.  What are other names for it? 
3.  What kind of information is buried there and how can you find it?


  1. Click on The Invisible Web title link.

  2. 1. The invisible web is the part of the internet that is not accessible through traditional means such as search engines. It contains approx. 91,000 terabytes of data (according to a study by Berkley) in comparison to the surface web which has only 167 terabytes and the Library of Congress which, in 1997, had 3000 terabytes of data.

    2. Other names are Deep web, Deepnet, Dark Web or Hidden web.

    3. The invisible web has access to dynamic content, unlinked content, private web, contextual web, limited access content, scripted content, and non-html/text content. The only way I found that could find some (but not all) of the invisible web is Yahoo! Subscriptions, which searches through a few subscription only websites. However, I was unable to actually find and use Yahoo! Subscriptions and could not find a Google equivalent.

  3. Did my blog before seeing MsK's comment.

  4. 1. The invisible web is all of the websites that are not indexed or recognized in massive databases and search sites, like google or yahoo. It is about 75% of the trillions of websites out there.

    2. Another name would be non-indexed pages.

    3. Something that could be buried there would be medical databases or engineering documents. There are programs that have been written to search for them like Complete Planet.

  5. 1) The invisible web is mostly comprised of databases and other stored data that cannot be directly access through search engines. In order to drawn information it must be specifically requested rather than publicly displayed. Some people estimate it to be 500% more than the surface web.

    2) Deep Web, Hidden Web

    3) Blog comments, Facebook posts, converted PDF files, multimedia files, books, and dynamically changing web content. RSS feeds and comment notifications can allow a use to manage dynamically changing data. Pipl is a deep web search engine that can also be used to search the deep web.

  6. 1. The invisible web is an alternate section of the internet that cannot be accessed through search engines. The information is buried deep down on dynamically generated sites. It was estimated that the invisible web contained 7,500 terabytes of data, however, studies done at Berkeley in California say it is more along the lines of 91,000 terabytes. This is compared to the regular web which is said to contain only about 167 terabytes.

    2. It is more commonly known as the Deep Web, but has also been called: Deepnet, the Dark Web, and the Hidden Web.

    3. Much of the information there consists of the Private Web, such as things that require logins and passwords, sites that are limited access such as sites using CAPTCHAs, and textually incoded media that does not use the standard HTML. It can be accessed through a few university sponsored directories such as Infomine and Direct Search.

  7. Edit: I did not see the comment Mrs. K has posted, however, I think most of the information is the same anyways.

  8. 1. The Invisible web is the portion of all webpages and servers that can't be found by looking at a search engine or directory. Instead, the user has to know the url or ip address in order to access the webpage. It's actually much larger than the visible web, making up 70-75% of the total web pages on the internet.

    2. The invisible web can also be called the deep web, deepnet, the dark web, or the hidden web.

    3. The deep web contains information from many different organizations including medical records, educational files, product catalogs, company databases, and government records. A lot of different search engines can search in certain areas, but no search engine searches all of them. Also, many databases and invisible web sites are password protected, making them impossible to access for most users.

  9. 1. The Invisible web is all of the websites that can't be found by a search engine. They can only be accessed by know the url or the IP of the server. It makes up about 70-75% of the web.

    2. The invisible web is also called the deep web, the hidden web, deepnet and dark web.

    3. The dark web contains mostly password protected databases and records. Most of the deep web is made up of personal files

  10. 1) The "invisible web" is the part of the internet you simply can't find by using a search engine, their URLs may include scripting code like question marks. The web crawlers that Google and yahoo use cannot find the dynamic URL's that these sites have, therefore they are "invisible" to the average person. Thought to be 500 times bigger than the searchable, or surface, Web. Considering that Google alone covers around 8 billion pages, that's just mind boggling.

    2)Deepnet, Darkweb

    3) Non HTML converted powerpoints and presentations, dynamic web pages, mindless scripting code, databases of public information (not like you could find it though)

  11. The invisible web is the part of the internet that people dont want you looking at. If you want to find something on the invisible web you have to know what you are looking for, you cannot use any search engines to find "it". Like the Visible web or part of the internet that is easily viewable, the invisible web is huge... It is like anti matter to matter.

    2. Deep, hidden, you can call it what you like as long as you understand it is not findable by search engines.

    3. Pages in non-HTML formats (pdf, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Script-based pages, whose URLs contain a ? or other script coding. Pages generated dynamically by other types of database software.

  12. 1)The invisible web is the dark side of the internet. Basically a part of the internet that well known search engines do not include in them because they are not able to be indexed witch take away there eligibility to be included into there search engine.

    2)The invisible web is also known as deep web, the hidden web, deepnet and dark web.

    3) The Invisible contains Medical databases Patent databases Phone numbers, e-mails, addresses, Government databases etc.

  13. (1, 2 and 3 put together) the invisible web is not something that can be tasted, touched, heard, or seen for that matter. it is most powerful in the form or a thought or an idea, the "invisible" web is represents something that hasn't been created yet. it represents the dreams and ambitions of those who have yet to strive to make the first step to making that "thought" or "idea" come alive.

  14. Matt, click on the Invisible Web Title link or google invisible web...or better yet read the responses above you.

    While your post is philosophical, there are facts associated with the term: Invisible web. I want you to understand what it really is.

  15. 1. The invisible web is the web that normal search engines cant find. The web contains over 550 billion documents and search engines only index about 1 billion pages.

    2. deepweb, hidden web, dark net

    3. Some of the thing on there is Scientific databases, Auction databases, Legal databases, and government databases just to name a few.

  16. 1. The invisible web covers all databases, and non-indexed pages, including private web servers.
    2. All closed private and personal parts of the web are "invisible". There are probably many names for it.
    3. Google Docs, ebscohost, and other databases like that are full. Information that you cannot find using google. You have to find websites with databases and then search inside of those.


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