Search Logos for Inauguration Day, Did Google & Yahoo Forget?

Jan 20, 2009 • 7:30 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Industry News

Today is the day Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States of America. It is Inauguration day and this one, is more hyped up then any other inauguration I have ever witnessed.

That being said, we have logos from AOL,, DogPile and yours truely - but nothing from Google, Yahoo or I find it particularly interesting that Google doesn't have a special logo, knowing that the Google executives are huge Obama supporters. In any event, here are the logos I currently see, maybe Google will have a logo a bit later on.

AOL's animated logo:'s background theme: at Inauguration Day

DogPile's awesome Barack cartoon: DogPile at Inauguration Day

And our special theme: Inauguration Day at Search Engine Roundtable

Forum discussion at the Search Engine Roundtable Forums.

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01/20/2009 01:19 pm

That's a huge faux pas, especially since both Google and Yahoo had MLK featured yesterday in their search cartoons.


01/21/2009 12:06 am

I also thought this was strange, I did the google search saying, "where is the google logo" and found this page. Because its incredibly wierd, being as google had a special logo for everything from groundhog's day to yo-yo ma's birthday. What's up google???


01/21/2009 12:33 am

I am so glad I was not the only one that noticed this faux pas. As was mentioned earlier, the day is not over yet. I wonder if there was a hidden message behind the logo silence..Google missed it's chance to represent.


01/21/2009 12:41 am

Like others, I found this site after searching for "Inauguration" and "Google logo." To my surprise there's no logo. WTF??


01/21/2009 12:50 am

Yeah, I don't get it. I would think that since Google celebrates all other American holidays they would account for this one. Do they think that people will get offended?

Rachel Levy

01/21/2009 08:17 pm

Very odd indeed. Especially since Google does different logos for all the major holidays. And, this one was definitely considered a holiday!


01/21/2009 11:17 pm

Umm, actually, Inauguration Day is not a holiday. Sorry. However, it's true that Google has shown special logos for many smaller events, so an omission in this case is very surprising. I too found this page by Googling to find out why.


01/22/2009 05:37 am

Please don't have special logos for every lame holiday when you skip this momentous day. I mean really??/! WTF!? SO ODD!!


01/23/2009 08:46 pm

I CANT BELIVIE GOOGLE DIDN'T PUT THE INGUARATION LOGO ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!

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