Pimp My Search

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Pimp My Search was a novelty website to create a Google lookalike webpage, replacing the word "Google" with a word or phrase of the user's choice.[1][2] It is a non-commercial website and is not connected to Google, Inc.[citation needed] Pimp My Search was started in 2006, but became popular only in 2008 after featured in many media websites and YouTube videos.[3] The site was closed down later in 2009, citing a dispute over 'trademark issues'.

Controversies with Google[edit]

In February 2009, Pimp my Search ended Google search facilities and a posted a message that read: "Because of Trademark issues Google is no longer allowing searches from us...".[4] Currently, the site remains closed, with the following message displayed: "Because of Trademark issues Pimp my Search is closed for ever" and linking to another website ShinySearch.com.[5]


  1. ^ Bennett, Geoffrey (2008-05-14). "Has Google Finally Met Its Match?". NPR. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  2. ^ Gill, Ronnie (2008-09-08). "Pimpmysearch.com offers a Google-like Web site". Newsday. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pimpmysearch.com
  4. ^ http://www.pimpmysearch.com/problem.php?q= Retrieved on 2009-05-25.
  5. ^ http://www.pimpmysearch.com Retrieved on 2009-05-25.