Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan looks at how search has changed over the two decades he’s been writing about it.
- Internet beginnings for us were Compuserve, Usenet and WebExplorer (1995 and OS2/Warp). Mosaic and Netscape in 1994.
- In 1989 it was CIS and bulletin board sofrtware
- That was 33 years ago. Sullivan was 24 back then and it would be another 8 years before he went mainstream.
- I’ve always enjoyed his perspective for sure.
- Search engine wise we ourselves started with Altavista, Jeeves and Lycos
- Eventually we settled on Yahoo and rode that for a few years
- To cover our bets we decided to also monitor/do Google when it was little
- We tried Bing over the years
- Nowadays it is Google for traffic and DuckDuckGo for results