History of Search Engines (1990-2016)

June 28, 2017

Search engines today have come a long way since the inception of digital file transfer and directory listing in 1990. Today, search engines have practically changed the way we live and search for information – from a simple file transfer to the most modern search function where everything can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

If you’re curious to know how this all started and how it has evolved to some of the largest companies on earth, you’re in for a treat.

We’ve curated data from far and wide to create an infograph of the history of search engines. From the basic file transfer functionalities of Archie to the complex algorithm of Omnity, this is a complete timeline of how search engines have evolved in the last 17 years.

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Search engines have become an integral part of life, as it gives us relevant information on-demand. Given we are now well into the age of information, we can only predict that the organizations behind these search engines will become more and more relevant.

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