18 interesting facts you didn't know about Google ๐Ÿ˜Ž

18 interesting facts you didn't know about Google ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Francis Faniku

2 years ago | 2 min read

The most valuable brand in the world wasn't always Google. It was an obedient digital dog that just found and got things for internet users repeatedly while playing fetch long before it became a go-to verb.

The small G, which was originally a 1995 Ph.D. research project at Stanford University, eventually developed into the $367 billion big G that we know and love-hate today ๐Ÿ˜. The global digital colossus is no longer content to merely fetch links; instead, it increasingly pursues meatier, more significant prey, such as snagging the world's fastest internet connections. Here are 18 fascinating facts you probably didn't know about Google.

  1. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the two founders of Google, met by chance ๐Ÿ˜ถ.
  2. BackRub was the initial name of Google.
  3. A rented garage served as Google's first workplace ๐Ÿ˜.
  4. On April 1st of 2004, Google released its Gmail email service for the first time. Many individuals consequently believed it to be a joke!
  5. PageRank is the name of the Google search algorithm.
  6. On August 16, 2013, Google was unavailable for 5 minutes; during that period, Internet usage fell by 40% worldwide ๐Ÿ˜ฏ.
  7. In 1997, Google sought to sell Yahoo its search engine system for $ 2 million ๐Ÿ˜ฎ (those were dark confusing times ๐Ÿ˜‚).
  8. Just one Google search uses around the same amount of computing power it took to send the Apollo 11 astronauts to the Moon ๐Ÿ˜.
  9. 16% to 20% of all Google searches are brand-new queries.
  10. There are 80 languages available on the Google site.
  11. Google holds a 90% market share globally.
  12. The domain was registered on September 15, 1997; Google has since registered several other domains. Along with the Google domain, it has naturally registered a variety of misspellings ๐Ÿ™‚.
  13. There is a tonne of greenery and space at its offices. Google, however, pays goats to keep the grass manicured in place of lawnmowers ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
  14. Google knows a lot about you, but that's not necessarily a bad thing ๐Ÿ˜.
  15. Google makes more than 90% of its income from advertising.
  16. Google allowed employees to bring their dogs to work ๐Ÿ™‚.
  17. The Googleplex, Google's corporate headquarters are located in Silicon Valley, California.
  18. Google is now much more than a simple search engine. Future innovations are expected to include driverless cars, new streaming-based game platforms, and artificial intelligence.

There you have it: 18 interesting facts about Google. I bet this article was insightful. If you are yet to follow me, now is the time to do so. You don't wanna miss my upcoming awesome articles ๐Ÿ™‚. Why would you want to miss any? With that said, thanks a lot for reading. Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section. Amma catch you later๐Ÿš€, peace โœŒ.


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Francis Faniku

I am a highly motivated and passionate Backend Engineer with a strong focus on web development. I am deeply committed to building scalable web components and applications. I love coding using JavaScript. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience, and I am confident in my ability to make a positive impact in the field of technology. I write about the web and even more.







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