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Search History

Search History is all my web activity related to a browser or an application. Choose your option below to the corresponding article for a complete step by step guide:

 

My Search History

All our activity on the internet is completely tracked by internet browsers and other applications.

All the searches, recent and historical that  we perform are stored by default.  This is useful because we can see what we searched before and it is also useful as a suggested one.

On the other hand, we may want to keep our searches private for many reasons:

  • We look for for porn or other intimacy.
  • We are looking for a surprise for our family, friends and we don't want them.
  • Whatever other reason we have to keep it private.

In this page we will learn how to view and delete web activity in the main internet services.

 

Recent

All our daily activity is stored in browser and internet software, use guides in this website to view and delete recent data completely.

 

History Search

The history of search engines, as we understand them today, does not go back beyond 1994. They arise from university projects in which it was the central axis of its operation.

Since then, and in a little over ten years, the most important internet portals have emerged, which has also become large and powerful companies of our time. I'm talking, that doubt fits Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

 

The first great: Yahoo

In 1994, David Filo and Jerry Yang, two students of the Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, decided to compile their favorite web pages in a guide. There came a time when the index of references was huge and they saw the need to reorganize and divide them in the form of a directory. Thus the concept of Yahoo was born.

Soon they realized that they were not the only ones interested in a site where they could find a database with the most useful and interesting pages. Hundreds of people and even outside of Stanford accessed that information. At the end of 1994 the million views were celebrated and in April of 1995 was founded Yahoo! with an initial capital of $ 2 million dollars contributed by investment companies and venture capital.

What put Yahoo! ahead of its competition was the fact of being the first guide in which the links were presented accompanied by a description compiled by a human along with each URL. The human intervention in the process of admission to the directory in the description of the websites gave relevance to it over the robots-based.

But it was precisely the need for human intervention that made Yahoo! I could not grow at the pace that the network did. And in the year 2000 she was forced to incorporate the Google results with a complement of her own directory. Two years later, it relegates its directory results to a second plane to obtain the results of its first Google competitor, a situation that continued until 2004.

To be able to deal with Google, Yahoo! He had to acquire other companies in the sector (Inktomi and Overture, which in turn had bought Altavista and AlltheWeb) and incorporate their technology to launch their own engine in 2004.

Meanwhile, it had expanded services of all kinds: Webmail, news, forums, mailing lists, instant messaging, in short, giving the user everything he could need on the Internet. This would also be against him because they forgot that look for Information was the second use of the internet after the email.

 

The child prodigy: Google

With just nine years, Google has managed to be the favorite of the majority and become the home page of almost all of us.

Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Google opened its doors in Menlo Park, California, in the rented garage to a friend and there, quietly began the most important revolution of the internet and which has become the most important company of the world's media.

What is the secret of your success? First, the simplicity of use. Second, the complexity of their algorithms and the success in the results they achieved.
The algorithms of Yahoo! They were very easy to manipulate and being based only on content, they facilitated the appearance of spammers and webmasters specialized in positioning their websites at any price, although these results were not relevant for searches and creating frustration in the user.

Google, however, is not only based on the content but they have introduced in their algorithm an element inherited from the scientific world. What makes a document important is the number of times the scientific community cites it. Google considers relevant those pages that have the content that the user demands and are also cited by other pages of the sector.

It also takes into account the level of user satisfaction, the number of times that you click on each result, the percentage of dropouts, etc.
In the year 2000, Google had become the largest engine on the Internet and only two had the overwhelming push of this prodigy child, one of them was Yahoo !, the other, and thanks to Microsoft's power user base and its endless treasury, was MSN.

 

Bing or MSN

The most recent of the great search engines is MSN, from Microsoft, currently Bing. Initially, MSN relied on others to list. But in 2004 he debuted with his "MSNbot". In addition to Web, it includes news, image, desktop and search in Encarta online encyclopedia system.

One of the strengths  is its integration with Microsoft's product suite and operating system. In recent years Bing has known how to improve its performance and is already a great candidate to become a great rival of Google.

 

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