Wednesday, October 20, 2004
A Look Back At The First Search Engine War
Mike Grehan of Search Engine Watch writes as several search pioneers take a look back at the search wars of the mid-90s. Some of the huys in charge of Excite, Infoseek, and AltaVista back in the day talk about those two kids from Stanford they threw out, saying "go pound sand". Those two college students were pushing a new search technology, and when the big search engines rejected them, they decided to start their own search engine and call it Google. Lots of fun stuff in the article.
If you want to look back at the early days of search, here's two great links from Resource Shelf: The first is a look back on the sixth anniversary of AltaVista's public beta, and the second is articles on the history of Google from Google's fourth birthday.