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  1. 8 Lessons Learned From Owning a Search Agency for 15 Years

    There was no paid search in the late ‘90s-early 2000, so we only offered organic SEO to rank on Altavista, Excite, Infoseek, Webcrawler, and Dogpile (anyone remember those days? I’m writing this post to share some of the lessons and mistakes I...

  2. Could Bing Ever Overtake Google in Search?

    Everyone speculated that there would be three major search engines left, out of AOL, Yahoo, MSN (at the time), Lycos, AltaVista, HotBot, Excite, and Google. I don't buy the "protect searchers privacy" deal as the reason for moving all search to...

  3. Google in 1998: New Easter Egg Takes You Back in Time

    Also note at the bottom where Google invited users to try their query on other big search engines of the day – AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Infoseek, and Lycos, among others. To see it for yourself, go to Google and type "google in 1998" (without the...

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    The search engine results page (SERP) has undergone quite an evolution since the early days of Lycos, AltaVista and Excite. Further, the search industry is incredibly fast-moving and unpredictable. FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search...

  5. Google News: Instant Adds Keyboard Navigation; Bing VP Disses Instant; Flintstones Doodle & More

    Also, at TechCrunch Disrupt yesterday, Vinod Khosla spoke about when Google wanted to sell to Excite for less than $1 million, and they passed. Khosla talked Sergey Brin and Larry Page down to $750,000, but Excite CEO George Bell even rejected that.

  6. Is Twitter a Google Killer? Not Yet

    Mind you, the search engines that were considered at that time were Lycos, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, AltaVista, and Excite. Search was spam-riddled. Keyword stuffing was the norm in search engine optimization.

  7. Yahoo Rejects Microsoft: Worst Decision Ever?

    In 1999, Excite had the opportunity to buy Google for $1 million. Former Excite CEO George Bell hates to be reminded of this. Arguably the biggest faux pas of our industry came in 1999, when Excite had the opportunity to buy Google for $1 million...

  8. Search Headlines & Links: April 11, 2008

    How To Excite People About Web Analytics: Five Tips. Want a snapshot of the day's search marketing news? Here we've collected today's top news stories posted to the Search Engine Watch Blog, along with search-related headlines from around the Web: