Web Record

All the information a search engine can display about a particular web page in response to a query. In other words, search engines do not index actual pages. When a page is “indexed”, the search engine adds a snapshot-like “web record” to its index. The web record contains only the information the search engine is interested in (content) rather than the entire page. The contents of web records obviously differ from one search engine to another, depending on what each search engine considers important in order to rank pages accurately.