A Two-Decade Evolution of Search Engines
Search engines have come a long way in the last twenty years. Monetate Marketing Infographics has assembled a comprehensive visual on how search engine technology has evolved since the early 1990s.
When you study the infographic time line below note how Google, the current reigning champ of search, came very late to the game. Google came online in 1998 which is a really, really long time for the World Wide Web.
Compare that to Aliweb and JumpStation the Internet's first search engines that started crawling and indexing webpages in 1993.
Flash forward to the present and search engines via their SERPs serve as a critical component to the marketing strategy of all websites.