Stats: History

  • Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year

    How many searches per year happen on Google? After nearly four years, the company has finally released an updated figure today of “trillions” per year. How many trillions exactly, Google wouldn’t say. Consider two trillion the starting point. At least 2 trillion and less than a quadrillion Google did confirm to Search Engine Land that because it said it handles “trillions” of ...

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  • Yes, Steve Scalise, There Was A Google In 2002

    … more popular. FYI, the stats represent number of visitors, not number of searches. Today, we count searches to measure popularity, a generally more accurate figure. But even these older figures are enough to show Google was available for anyone who wanted to research groups, as were other search engines. Neilsen also measures search engine…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 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

    I was excited to see the results of Moz’s 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors survey published last week. The timing of this year’s survey was particularly useful given Google’s Pigeon update in July (2014), which resulted in major ranking changes for both local pack and localized organic results. As ever, it’s nice to see the observations and comments of so many leading local ...

    Myles Anderson/ Search Engine Land- 20 readers -