Search Engines Don’t Do This Anymore

In the early days, search engines had to advertise on TV and print to gain any market share on the web. From the late 90’s onwards, search engines were springing up all over the place. Now days however, the search engine landscape is quite different. The much needed competition is no where to be seen really.


I came across this compilation of old search engine TV ads from the late 90’s. The interesting thing is that some of the search engines that are shown, don’t exist any more or are just some boutique search engines that no one really uses. However, some of the ads were quite funny so enjoy a blast from the past with these search engine ads of old.


Search Engine Ads Circa 1998