January 25, 2022

No Special Logo From Google To Celebrate Canada Day

We all know that Google places special logos online to celebrate a growing number of events, birthdays, national holidays, etc

As many of you know, today is Canada Day, celebrating the federation of the country in 1868.

So, to all of our many Canadian friends and followers, we hope you’re having a great day of celebrations from NS and PEI all the way to BC and YT.

Earlier today a post on Search Engine Roundtable, “Google Forgets Canada Day.” points out that no special logo for Canada Day 2011 is visible on the Google.ca site. The post does note that it was recognized on Bing and Yahoo.

The post also shows the Google Canada logo from 2010. This collection of logos (via Canadian Design Resource) shows the  Google special Canada Day logos ogos from 2001-2007 and again in 2010

So, what’s up. We’ve asked Google if they had some info about what’s going on. That said, it’s a sad one when the U.S.-based Google can take a moment out to salute its neighbor to the north like they’ve done in the past.

It’s not like Google is very aware of the country, its people and their skills.

During the past year or so Google has acquired several Canadian companies including.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.