Search Engine Progressions over time


 Search Engine Progressions over time

Since the birth of search engines, people have always wondered about how their usage has evolved with time. Over the years, it has been fascinating to watch technology advance and new search engines come out. As we know, the evolution of technology is a constant ongoing process so we are hoping this article will offer some insight into how technological progression is affecting our lives.

The following article will cover some key points on how search engine progressions have changed over time and what they could mean for your business in 2019.

2000s – A True Evolution Of Technology

Google was the leader when it came to search engines in 2000 and they were barely recognizable compared to how they are today. Back in 2000, Google wasn't as advanced as these days, but they had some basic match types like "All Words" and "Exact Match", an option to turn off the word order completely or add a Boolean like "AND"/"OR". Then there was also the famous "pagerank". This was something fairly new for back then. It relied on links between sites (or a backlink profile) to rank pages high based on popularity.

The early 2000s saw the rise of Yahoo, MSN, AOL and Ask Jeeves. Many people used these search engines as a tool for finding information online. Then, in 2002, Google released its first mini version of itself – Google Mini (or GMail) and it became a must-have for college students who needed an email address. It was extremely popular during its time and continues to be so today. Another invention from the early 2000s that is still relevant today is YouTube – which came to life in 2005, being focused on video sharing instead of text. This really opened up doors for businesses as they could now reach new audiences through video content.

The late '00s and early '10s were an important time in search. They saw the rise of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. They became popular because they allowed people to connect in a way that was never seen before. In 2008, YouTube was purchased by Google for $1.65 billion!

Into this new era of social media and innovative technology, Bing stepped up to the plate in 2009. The new kid on the block brought a lot of great features into its arsenal such as "Page Layout" which allowed users to browse images at their leisure instead of a text list. This has been very popular with small businesses who rely on user engagement for leads at low price points. Bing has also been working hard to ensure that their newsfeed gives people the information they want in a format they enjoy. Their new "Explore" tab, allows users to browse the web for content that is relevant to what they like and what they're interested in.

2010s – The Era of Social Engagement

When Facebook was introduced in 2004, it revolutionized social media and created a whole new way for businesses to connect with their audience. Many businesses took advantage of this new opportunity and it soon became an essential marketing tool for any business wanting to reach out to customers.


As you can see, search engines have come a long way from their early days. Their advancement is very exciting. We are seeing the rise of new things such as voice search and chatbots and social engagements which have never been seen before. Should this evolution continue, we could very well see a change in how people find the information they need.

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