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5 Amazing Google Facts

The Search Engine Of Our Dreams

It has been 19 years since Google was found, and it surely has come a long way and in the process and it has changed our lives as well.

The Google story begins in 1995 at Stanford University. Larry Page was considering Stanford for grad school and Sergey Brin, a student there, was assigned to show him around. By some accounts, they disagreed about nearly everything during that first meeting, but by the following year, they struck a partnership. Working from their dorm rooms, they built a search engine that used links to determine the importance of individual pages on the World Wide Web.

 

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Most of us, however, are unaware of many aspects about Google.  So, today, we bring to you some unknown facts about the company that rules the world, Google.

 

1. Google has the largest index of websites in the world

Google has an index with more than 3 billion websites. When this index would be printed, you’d get a 130 miles high stack of paper. Google searches through all these websites in less than half a second. This also shows the importance of SEO, you’re audience will have to find you’re website between this large index of sites.

2. Google Rules Internet

On August 16, 2013, Google was not reachable for 5 minutes, in that time the global Internet usage was decreased by 40%. This fact shows how important Google is today. When people can not search for the website that they are looking for, people make less use of the internet.

3. The original name of Google was Backrub

Later, the company wanted to change their name, that’s how the name: Google was born. After all, Google is a misspelling of the word: Googel, the mathematical term for a one with hundred zeros. This name would reflect the company’s mission to make all information accessible too the world. That worked out pretty well, don’t you think?

 

4. 16% to 20% of all searches have never been searched before on Google

This means that Google gets millions of searches every day that has never been done before. SEO systems have to keep themselves informed of these new developments in order to remain up-to-date. A slight mistake or a discrepancy in a keyword can hamper your page ranks.

 

5. The First Google Storage Was Made From LEGO

Legend has it that the reason for the LEGO construction was that the Google guys needed an easily expandable, and cheap way to house 10 4 GB hard drives and LEGO fit the bill. Whether the primary colors of the bricks used were the hues that went on to inspire the Google logo’s design is up for debate, but we’d guess it wasn’t just a coincidence.

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