Search Engine News

Perplexity AI Hits Unicorn Status After New Fundraising Round (April 23, 2024): The Perplexity startup has reached unicorn status with a new deal giving it a valuation around $1 billion.

2022 Search Trends (September 15, 2022): Here we discuss some of the latest search trends for 2022 using a live blog format. What are people searching for?

Google Unveils Gboard iPhone App (May 16, 2016): Google has unveiled its new iPhone app called Gboard. The app makes it easy to use mobile search from within any app.

Google Webmaster Tools Renamed Google Search Console (May 22, 2015): Google Webmaster Tools has been renamed as Google Search Console. Google says not everyone is a webmaster that uses GWT.

Google Loses Some Search Marketshare (January 8, 2015): Google loses some search marketshare as Yahoo's jumps.

Giphy, a GIF Search Engine, Raises $2.4 Million in Financing (June 2, 2014): Giphy, a GIF search engine, has raised $2.4 million in a financial round.

Google Launches Hummingbird Algorithm and Celebrates 15th Birthday (September 27, 2013): Google is celebrating its fifteenth birthday. It has also launched a new Hummingbird algorithm this week. Hummingbird actually went into effect a month ago.

Google Unveils New Conversational Style Voice Command Search (May 16, 2013): Googe unveils a more conversational style voice command search for Chrome at its press event.

Matt Cutts Talks 2013 Google Penguin Update (May 14, 2013): Google has a mjor Penguin update coming out this summer. Matt Cutts says Penguin will have a bigger impact than the first Penguin update in 2012.

Microsoft Extends Revenue Guarantee With Yahoo (May 7, 2013): Microsoft has extended its revenue guarantee with Yahoo for an additional year. The deal comes amidst rumors Yahoo is trying to get out of its Microsoft search deal.

Guardian Animated Guide Explains Future of Search (April 21, 2013): This animated guide from The Guardian explains how Google created the leading search engine.

Google Adds Animated Gifs to Image Search (March 19, 2013): Google has added a new feature to its Google images search that lets users search for animated images.

Google Releases Zeitgeist 2012 Video and Search Results (December 15, 2012): Google has released this emotionally charged video that highlights the top events, people and things people searched for in 2012.

Very Slight Gain for Google in February 2012 U.S. Search Engine Rankings (March 11, 2012): ComScore, Inc.

Use of Longer Search Queries Climbs in August 2011 (September 20, 2011): Data from Experian Hitwise shows that short search queries of just one or two words are the most frequent types of search engine queries.

Google: Osama bin Laden Searches Surged 1 Million Percent Following His Death (May 3, 2011): Google says searches for Osama bin Laden surged 1 million percent following his death from an invasion by U.S. special forces.

Google Dictionary Switches from Collins to Oxford (August 31, 2010): Google Operating System reports that Google Dictionary has switched its dictionary provider.

Microsoft's Bing Grabs 12.7% of Search Marketshare (July 14, 2010): The BBC is reporting that research from ComScore indicates Bing has grapped as much as 12.

Yahoo Testing Real-time Search With One Riot (November 14, 2009): All the main search engine are launches real-time search these days to compete with Twitter.

Google Expands Its Search Options (October 10, 2009): Google blogs that have expanded the number of search options they offer.