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
And 2007 in context of the entire page:
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:
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:
Live.com? No logo spotted, so far. However, Exalead has one:
And need to learn more about Halloween? Ask has a nice smart answer you’ll find for a search on halloween:
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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:
Also, as noted yesterday, the animated theme is live at the Search Engine Roundtable and looks like this:
YouTube has a Halloween logo:
Finally, Gary Price has Fast Facts: Resources for Halloween Week 2007 that you may find useful for the day.