When it comes to search engines one name stands out – Google, which is now a verb in Oxford dictionary. However, let’s not forget that there were many that came and went before Google and there are many that exist today. They may not be as powerful and dominating as the search giant, but they still exist and try to compete or compliment Google.
Also, history of Search Engine can be said as started in A.D. 1990. The very first tool used for searching on the Internet was Archie. It was created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal. The Archie Database was made up of the file directories from hundreds of systems. When you searched this Archie Database on the basis of a file’s name, Archie could tell you which directory paths on which systems hold a copy of the file you want and then came directories like Yahoo directory etc. Since then the algorithms for searching have changed completely along with the increasing complexity which is added to the web site with the latest social media integration.
Below is the one of the very interesting timeline provided by PPCBlog.