WebCrawler went live in the Spring of 1994 and was a Search Engine that originally started off as a research project started at the Universtiy of Washington by Brian Pinkerton. It was bought over in 1995 by AOL and was then bought by Excite.
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The worlds first Search Engine was created in 1990 by McGill University student Alan Emtage. He named the search engine ‘Archie’, short for Archives due to the limitation of filenames in Unix systems. Before Archie, users shared files and data using an FTP server (File Transfer Protocol). This worked when sharing between small groups of… Read more »
The World Wide Web Wanderer, introduced by Matthew Gray was initially used to track the growth of the web by counting active servers. A computer robot is a program that’s capable of carrying out repetitive tasks at speeds impossible for humans to perform. The robot was soon upgraded to create a database of URL’s known… Read more »
MSN Search was started in 1998 by the Microsoft Corporation and was one of the first of Microsofts online services. The first incarnation of MSN search displayed search results using information gathered byInktomi and later using a combination of results from both Inktomi and Looksmart (a search advertising and management solutions company). Through time it… Read more »
In 1994 Lycos was created by Dr. Michael L. Mauldin and researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Centre for Machine Translation. In July 1994, Lycos was launched and at that time had an Index of 54,000 web pages and less than a month later 390,000 web pages had been recorded. This number rocketed to over… Read more »