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No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

Happy Easter Search Engine Journal readers! Here at SEJ we don’t really cover the search engine holiday logos too often, but I really couldn’t help to notice that both Yahoo AND Google are not featuring Happy Easter logos.

Instead, we get the same plain old Google and Yahoo logos on this holiday. Live Search and Ask.com on the other hand, are showing the Easter Bunny some love on their homepages.

Ask even goes as far as to offer a quick link from the homepage for the search results from “What is the Origin of Easter“.

Here are some screen captures of their homepages this Easter :

ask easter No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

live easter No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

Google did traditionally change their logo for Easter Weekend, as we see here from the year 2000 :

easter logo No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

Is there any reason why the two big engines, Yahoo & Google, are not decorating their sites with eggs, bunnies and Peeps? Perhaps they think thay they don’t need to with their current search share.

Screen Shot 2014 04 15 at 7.21.12 AM No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
Screen Shot 2014 04 15 at 7.21.12 AM No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

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17 thoughts on “No Happy Easter Love from Google or Yahoo

  1. Nonsense. To say there is no religious basis is ridiculous. We know that there is a pre-Christian pagan basis to spring celebrations and reawakening but doesn’t mean that Christianity adds it’s own unique aspects. Whether you are religious or non-religious we all need to learn to respect differences.

  2. They (at least Google) don’t do Christmas either. I’m assuming it has something to do with the increasing taboo of Christian references in our society. Sad, really.

    Google does do some vagely “wintry” type logo around the days of Christmas, but the greeting is “Happy holidays”; never referencing the Dec. 25 holiday. The weird thing is that you don’t see this “happy holiday” logo on Hanukkah, or even New Year. So it’s obviously geared toward Christmas.

  3. Oh my God! Australia’s Yahoo! site is sooo much better than the US site! In every way! The layout the fonts… everything!

  4. I’ve always been disappointed with Google’s half-assed and seemingly politically driven decisions regarding their front page decorations.

    During Sept 11 I remember wondering why the hell Google didn’t bother to put up an American flag or logo. While the world stood in support of America during this tragedy… google stood silent.

    As Google becomes a 1000 pound behemoth seems bent to try to avoid any possibility of upsetting anyone… of course meaning that they really shouldn’t ever do ANYTHING, God forbid, they piss someone off…

  5. Jesus people its a search engine.
    It seems to me that they’re trying to keep it light-hearted…
    Oh, wait, no! It must be a conspiracy to piss everyone off about Christmas and Hanukkah and September 11! Gasp!

  6. You know, programers are people too. Sempteber 11 wasn’t isolated to the non-Google employee world.

  7. These people are working men/women. Maybe they are more interested on working on their site and increasing traffic, then placing an Easter bunny picture above the search box. I am not bitter, but this really is not a huge deal.

  8. Jo, here's the point: for them to go out of their way to celebrate the most obscur of holidays/anniversaries, and then snub one of the most important in the Western world makes no sense. It's going to rub people the wrong way. Yesterday they called attention to Alexander Calder's birthday. That's a bigger deal than Easter?

    1. I for one am going to boycott Google and use Startpage.com just because of this. I could agree more that I think it is shame full that they have some they seem to blow off Easter. If the didn't do anything for any other day taht would be fine, but to have some of crap they list pop up but no Easter? Shameful.

  9. Jo, here's the point: for them to go out of their way to celebrate the most obscur of holidays/anniversaries, and then snub one of the most important in the Western world makes no sense. It's going to rub people the wrong way. Yesterday they called attention to Alexander Calder's birthday. That's a bigger deal than Easter?

  10. I for one am going to boycott Google and use Startpage.com just because of this. I could agree more that I think it is shame full that they have some they seem to blow off Easter. If the didn't do anything for any other day taht would be fine, but to have some of crap they list pop up but no Easter? Shameful.