The History of Search Inforgraphic by SEO.com

Here is an amazing SEO inforgraphic by SEO.com presenting the 20 year old history of search starting from the first search engine created back in 1990 up to this very moment. It shows how search started and how it gradually took a part of the market and than with Google moved to dominate it, and now, more and more companies are spending more and more money each year on search engine optimization services.

Well, this beautiful Infographic explains it all…

History of Search Infographic



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14 Response to The History of Search Inforgraphic by SEO.com

  1. Jason @ Link Marketing Services on April 28, 2011

    I thought Caffeine was launched early last year, incorporated with ” Google Mayday”.

    Anyway, It seems that a lot of awesome infographs are being published each week. You should check out singlegrain, they have some cool infographs there recently :D

  2. Zarko on April 28, 2011

    yeah, technically the official published date was early, middle 2010, but it was runned for public in sandbox mode from August 2009, so we all had access to it. There was quite a buzz back than about Caffeine as I remember, announcements and what not. But yeah, the official date was 2010 for the whole world, so i guess they made a mistake!

  3. Dino Dogan on April 28, 2011

    oh boy….that takes me back lol

  4. Aswani on April 29, 2011

    Hi Zarko, this is an excellent stuff. I could learn a lot from it. Thanks so much for this fantastic share. Keep up the excellent work…All the best!

  5. lawmacs on May 1, 2011

    Hey Zarko thanks for the heads up on this one food for thought here we never stop and look at journey search engines have left behind.

  6. Anna on May 2, 2011

    Hi Zarko,
    I studied the information with great interest as I knew practically all facts but I didn’t know their presense on the time line.
    But this infograph proves once again that Google is growing and will be the leader for some time ahead.

  7. Jesica Wills on May 2, 2011

    Another great post. Thanks Zarko, for this one. It is very informative. Enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the great work.

  8. charlene@carpet cleaning grand rapids mi on May 2, 2011

    I really love history! Just last week, I enjoyed reading your post about Google’s imperfections and now, I have another bunch of info to store in my memory bank! I like the period of Exodus in search history because it reminded me of the Exodus told in the Bible – very unforgettable. Thanks for the share Zarko!

  9. Veronica Cervera@Miami Real Estate on May 3, 2011

    Google no doubt is the best search engine with the highest number of users but it’s not flawless either. It was a pleasure to read about the history of search inforgraphic Zarko, it definitely brought back a lot of memories. When we look back at history and see how far things have developed,we’ve really come a long way with new updates becoming more sophisticated and more user friendly.

  10. Ecommerce Consultant on May 4, 2011

    If you consider the original purpose of search engines and the models we have today, it looks like we have come very far. Now search engines have outgrown their basic social information warehouse service to a mufti billion marketing tool patronized by both consumers and producers. I think the two main challenges that confronts search algorithm developers today are spam websites and the ever increasing complexity of dynamic websites and how to index them comprehensively. I believe with time, they will overcome them. In sum, the SEs have done well by changing the face of the internet and providing instant access to millions of data and information which would have otherwise only be sourced by scouring books upon books.

  11. Zarko on May 4, 2011

    nicely said :) I agree with you, Google and other search engines seem to overcome any obstacle that has been laid before them, I think they will overcome the spam issue as well as the complicity of the websites in time, unless websites become even more complicated, but I doubt it :)

  12. Felicia @ No Deposit Poker on May 5, 2011

    Hi Zarko,
    This is a very cool infographic! I think it is one of the best informative infographics I’ve ever seen so far.

  13. Michael@Microwave reviews on May 5, 2011

    I find it amazing how this history of search discussion clearly picture the sort of evolution of search engine. As we’re aware of, most search engines we are using now have that quality of usefulness compared before. Just for example how relevant results are now.

  14. Andrew Walker on June 14, 2011

    Ahoy Zarko! The infographic is very explanatory. The information is very clear and well described. Keep up the great work!

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