Stats: History

  • Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year

    … Google has claimed in the past. To understand that, let’s go through the history of what Google itself has said it handles in terms of searches per year. An important note here. All the numbers below are those that Google itself claimed, not those from third-parties. Also important: it’s easy to find sites claiming to show a year-by-year progression…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 22 readers -
  • 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- 14 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

    … at the changing composition of the Local Search Ranking Factors study since it was first conducted in 2008. Can We Predict The Future By Looking At The Past? Historians, politicians, scientists, economists, gamblers, and meteorologists all use events in the past to predict the likely outcome of future events. So can we in the local search industry do…

    Myles Anderson/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 30 readers -