Google, Yahoo, Ask.com Do Halloween Logos & Themes

Google Halloween 2007 Logo

Google doesn’t always do special logos for every holiday, but in the case of Halloween, it’s pretty consistent. Up today on the Google home page is the ninth consecutive Halloween logo it has run since 1999. Below, a look back at the past years, as well as this year’s animated logo from Yahoo and a Halloween-themed home page from Ask.com.

Google Halloween Logos

1999
Google Halloween 1999 Logo

2000

Google Halloween 2000 Logo

2001

Google Halloween 2001 Logo

2002

Google Halloween 2002 Logo

2003

Google Halloween 2003 Logo

2004

Google Halloween 2004 Logo

2005

Google Halloween 2005 Logo

2006

Google Halloween 2006 Logo

2007

Google Halloween 2007 Logo

And 2007 in context of the entire page:

Google Halloween 2007 Logo

Yahoo Halloween Logo 2008

Yahoo went for a fun animated logo, where two skeletons walking a skeleton dog are scared by two kids dressed as ghosts. Two screenshots from it:

Yahoo Halloween 2007 Logo

Yahoo Halloween 2007 Logo

Ask Halloween Theme

Our Preview Of Halloween & Search Engine Industry post from yesterday wondered if Ask was going to go with ghosts, but it went for pumpkins, instead:

Ask.com Halloween 2007 Logo / Theme

Live.com? No logo spotted, so far. However, Exalead has one:

Exalead Halloween 2007 Logo

And need to learn more about Halloween? Ask has a nice smart answer you’ll find for a search on halloween:

Ask.com Halloween Smart Answer

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Postscript Barry:

I wanted to show you the animated version of Yahoo in action. If you have flash enabled, you should be able to see the logo move below.

Ask US is sporting pumpkins, but Ask UK and Ask France are sporting this theme:

Slow Drive

Also, as noted yesterday, the animated theme is live at the Search Engine Roundtable and looks like this:

Halloween at Search Engine Roundtable

YouTube has a Halloween logo:

YouTube Halloween

Finally, Gary Price has Fast Facts: Resources for Halloween Week 2007 that you may find useful for the day.

Related Topics: Ask: Other | Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos | Yahoo: Other

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