Stats: History

  • Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year

    … handling in 2012. You then compare that to 2016, to get comScore’s growth rate for Google. Then, that rate can be applied to Google’s own figures. This is not perfect for several reasons. First, comScore only measures searches in the United States, not worldwide. Globally, growth might be much different. Second, comScore only measures desktop…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 28 readers -
  • Yes, Steve Scalise, There Was A Google In 2002

    …: There is a lot more vetting that goes into setting my appointments. I have a scheduler. I didn’t have a scheduler back then. I was without the advantages of a tool like Google. It’s nice to have those. Those tools weren’t available back then. That’s simply wrong. I can’t speak as an expert on politics. But as an expert on search engines, who has…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 16 readers -
  • Yahoo Directory Closes, Five Days Early

    … The Yahoo Directory, the core part of how Yahoo itself began in 1994, officially closed today, five days ahead of when Yahoo had said the end would come. If you try to reach the Yahoo Directory at its long-standing address of http://dir.yahoo.com. you’ll now be redirected to a new location of https://business.yahoo.com/ with a home page…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
  • Using The Past To Predict The Future For Local Search

    … search has deepened and Google’s local ranking algorithm has become more sophisticated, it now means that many more factors play a part in determining local ranking, and no single factor dominates. Back in 2008 and 2009, the impact of a well-optimized Google Local/Places page was enormous — but not anymore. Why is this? In 2008/09, there were far…

    Myles Anderson/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 36 readers -