Easter Egg: Google's Search Results In 1998

Oct 8, 2013 • 8:30 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Logo in 1998A couple weeks ago, Google's Matt Cutts shared on Google+ a way to see the old 1998 search results on Google.

Google made this easter egg on their 15th birthday to show people how far Google has come.

When you Google [google in 1998] you see the old Google results for the search result, Google.

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Pretty fun!

Not many of you were doing SEO back in 1998, some of you were but most not.

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10/08/2013 12:49 pm

I'd like to see the results for my KWs back in '98.

Craig Hamilton-Parker

10/08/2013 11:30 pm

'Try you query on Altavists etc' - at bottom of page. Now that's what government legislation should force all Search Engines to include.


10/09/2013 08:31 am

LOL drop down has 300 results for front page. Wonder what that would do to the bottom line if they implemented it now

Rob jH

10/09/2013 11:17 am

I think they should revert back, it's much less clustered and they are actually organic results rather than everything above the fold being paid advertising.

Chase Anderson

10/09/2013 08:03 pm

Wow, that lead me down a dark path into the depths of SEO history. Start clicking around, takes you to places you've never likely been. Example a (perhaps the moment Google tips the scales on search dominance): http://web.archive.org/web/20000520053525/http://www.searchenginewatch.com/reports/sizes.html


10/10/2013 03:31 am

I very much agree with you. I wish Google could put the organic results first before the paid ads.

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