Difference between Browsing and Surfing



Browsing, refers to visiting a website without any prior aim or target. A user normally browse the internet, a notice the information he/she needs.


Surfing, refers to searching a particular information using search engines. A surfing is generally time consuming than browsing as user tends to serach and locate the required information over the web.

Following are the important differences between Browsing and Surfing.

Sr. No.KeyBrowsingSurfing
1Done UsingBrowsing is done using web browser.Surfing is done using a search engine.
2TargetBrowsing is targeted on particular websites, as user knows where to look what is required.Surfing is random and most popular/relevant searches shows the user the website he/she need to visit.
3SpeedBrowsing is faster and easy.Surfing is slow and tough process.
4Information SourceUsing browsing, information is centered towards one topic.In surfing, results are centered towards multiple topics
5DefinitionBrowsing is process of reading with target.A surfing is process of studying without explicit target.
6Satisfaction levelA browsing is less satisfactory than surfing as surfing need lots of information sources to be visited.A surfing is more satisfactory.
Published on 28-Nov-2019 11:33:18