Google Launches Personalised Search 2004 Organic Search
Google’s personalised search was initially introduced in 2004 in beta. On April 20 2005, the service was made available in a non-beta stage, yet it was still a separate entity to regular Google search. The algorithm analyses people’s recent search history and suggests the most appropriate search results.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was introduced to assist in guaranteeing credit card security and avoid fraudulent online activity in 2004. This global standard covers all the major cards and allows users to better control and protect their personal data.
MOZ Is Released 2004 Organic Search
Rand Fishkin launched SEOMOZ, now known only as ‘Moz’ in 2004. Since its introduction, it has become the SEO industry authority to determine a site’s rankings for search engine optimisation. Although companies were once only concerned with having “good” SEO, now relevant content must also be considered for searchers and site visitors to enhance the user experience.
The First Multimedia Email Is Sent 2004 Email Marketing
In addition to colloquial acronyms such as ‘LOL’ and ‘OMG’ being added to the dictionary, in 2004 the first multimedia email was sent. Thus, the basis of email marketing and how we receive subscription emails from brands and companies today, was set. Email is dead, long live email!
Flickr Is Released 2004 social media
Launched by Ludicorp in February 2004, the photo-sharing site became an instant hit. Early versions of Flickr featured a chat room called FlickrLive, where users could exchange real-time photos. Today, Flickr introduced 1000 GB of free storage for all users accounts to maintain the increasing image storage demand. In addition to Flickr, the site has rolled out other features such as Flickr App, Flickr Camera Roll and Uploadr are very popular among users.
April Fools! Google Launches Gmail 2004 Email Marketing
Gmail, an email service, was launched on April Fool’s Day, 2004. Known by the code name Caribou, the project was the brainchild of Paul Buchheit. Initially, the use of the email platform was limited to Google employees, but was made publicly available in February 2007.
Facebook Arrives 2004 social media
Facebook was launched by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, as a social networking platform to upload one’s personal profile and virtually connect with friends. With 1.65 billion users today, Facebook was initially limited to Harvard students and then to those who attended a higher education institution in the U.S. It was made public in September 2006 to everyone with a registered email address.