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- 15 readers -
  • Yes, Steve Scalise, There Was A Google In 2002

    … they handle per month. Back in 2002, comScore was known as Jupiter Media Metrix. Here’s the ranking of top search sites as of March 2002, from data given to me directly around that time: As can be seen, Google was a popular search engine in 2002 — ranked third. The older Yahoo was second most popular. MSN Search, built into Internet Explorer, was even…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 12 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 you’ll now be redirected to a new location of with a home page…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • Using The Past To Predict The Future For Local Search

    … on a searcher’s personal situation, such as: User location User search history Regular sites users visit The more information Google holds about a user, the more tailored and relevant the results that can be served. More About Location. A big change witnessed since the Pigeon update is how Google determines the “location” for a search. Previously, it used…

    Myles Anderson/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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