As of 2020, AOL Search activity accounts for just 0.06% of search engine market share. (Plus, it’s just drawing its results from Microsoft Bing.) So, while it’s technically still around, we can also anticipate it’s on the way out. We enjoyed tracking and analyzing this search engine when it was active, so we’re keeping our past analysis up for posterity.
AOL’s search has basically been outsourced for nearly a decade. In the beginning, AOL had a web directory which was a copy of the Open Directory. They also had a search engine. In May, 2002, AOL and Google made an agreement, and starting on July 24, 2002, AOL search results are just slightly modified Google results.
AOL Netfind Search Engine Analysis
Your AOL rankings are your Google rankings plus or minus one.
AOL’s directory wass a copy of the Open Directory, but now AOL does not have a web directory.