History of Search Engine
History of Search Engine

History of Search Engine

It is difficult to believe that Google's search engine is 23 years old. It is the only search engine that over time fulfilled the demand of their customers and their superdominant algorithms read their customers' minds like what they want easily. We are going to note the remarkable past of search engines in this blog. Let us begin, therefore. All goes on a search engine, whether searching for a product on Amazon or booking a tour or searching for the meaning of a word, so the search algorithm should be very very optimised.


Very first start of the internet by the invention of the world wide web by Sir Tim Berners Lee. It used a programme called Hypertexttransferprotocol called HTTP that transmitted data over TCP / IP, so until today, every url starts with HTTP.


The first Archie search engine was invented about 1 year after the invention of the World Wide Web. It only indexes only downloadable files due to the low amount of data.


The WWW inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, developed a virtual library to help users locate URLs for various websites. At the beginning of the Internet, the CERN web servers hosted the library.


With their linear scan, JumpStation brought a fresh leap that displayed the title and header of a page in the same results. The search engine ranks outcomes in the order in which they have been identified.


WebCrawler– the same year that Yahoo! Search launched, saw the launch of Web Crawler.The first search engine would be created to index whole pages. The amount of information necessary to make the search engine too sluggish to use during the day


The Lycos search engine also launched in 1994. By August, the search engine was cataloguing over 394,000 papers. They had over 1.5 million documents catalogued by January 1995.


Larry Page and Sergey Brin have designed a precursor to Google BackRub. The original design used backlinks to help rank search websites higher.

For one website which links to another, the backlinks show you how a vote counts. This definition is at the heart of the power of a website. Today's algorithm also depends on the very same initial principle. It has made considerable progress over the past 20 years, but backlinking still plays a role in the ranking.


Google officially launches.


Sequoia Capital and others invest in Google. Also, AOL selects Google as a search partner.


Yahoo! acquisition of other search engines to organically locate search results for consumers. Previously, they outsourced the service to third-party vendors.


AllTheWeb acquired Overture for $70 million and Yahoo! acquired Inktomi! Yahoo! then buys Overture for \$1.63 billion.

At Northeastern's SES Boston, Google-announces the first search algorithm update, which is why it is named the "Boston" update.


Google established "Global Search." They added features for news, video, photos, local, and other verticals instead of the conventional 10 listings.


“Google Suggest” launch provides dropdowns of suggested topics.


Google improved its web indexing system to enhance fresh search results by 50%. They call the update Caffeine.


Google released the Google Penguin algorithm update following the Panda publication. Sites purchasing links or using connexion networks to improve their search rankings are penalised by this update.


Forcing websites to incorporate mobile-friendly websites, Google unleashes Mobilegeddon. The adjustment recognises the rapid increase in mobile search usage.


Utilizing interstitial and pop-up advertising that ruin the mobile experience, Google penalised pages.

In addition, the "Fred" update by Google penalises sites with backlinks of poor quality as well as those that prioritise money over user experience.

Initially, no one would have suspected an upstart like Google would conquer search engines the way they have over the past few years. The search history is interesting.

Prince Sinha
Aug 10, 2020
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