Valentine's Day 2011: Search Engines Feelin' the Love

Google's Robert Indiana Doodle wasn't the only special logo or Valentine's Day treat put out by the search engines. Bing, Yahoo, Ask, DuckDuckGo, and even Wolfram|Alpha are also feeling the love in their own ways today.

In addition to their special doodle, Google is offering an Valentine's Day e-card powered by Google Maps. At Map Your Valentine, you can use Google Maps to remind your Valentine of a special or romantic place, which will then show up on the e-card with pair of pins combined to appear as a heart:


Bing's background image today features a special coral formation -- or, as they call it, a "valentine from Mother Nature":


Bing also has figured out which celebrity people in the U.S. would most like to spend Valentine's Day with. Men chose Megan Fox, while women chose Ryan Reynolds:


Yahoo has an animated logo feature a pair of love birds:


How long is the courtship of a seahorse? That's the big question today on Ask. Their homepage also features a pair of seahorses in love:


Seems DuckDuckGo's signature duck also received a special valentine as well:


YouTube also a special hearts logo:


Finally, Wolfram|Alpha today has become a computational love engine, and apparently ready to be your search engine valentine:


Happy Valentine's Day!

About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.