40 Interesting Facts about Google

Google Facts

Google is a search engine established in 1997 by two students at Stanford, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin. It was named as Alphabet Inc. Today Google is one of the largest multi-national companies providing services related to the internet. These list of Google Facts will probably blow your mind,

1. “I’m feeling lucky” in binary code was the first tweet from Google.

2. The home page of Google can be viewed in more than 80 languages.

3. The largest network of translators in the world is with Google.

The largest network of translators in the world is with Google
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4. In 2014, 89% of Google’s revenue came from its own advertising.

5. Google crawls 20 billion websites per day.

6. The word “Google” happened by default because the owners spelled the word “Googol” wrong. “Googol means “a hundred zeroes after 1”

Googol and google
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7. 33% of the people used Google as a search engine on a Smartphone.

8. The original name of Google was “Backrub”.

9. The Oxford Dictionary has added Google as a verb in 2006.

The Oxford Dictionary has added Google
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10. The domain Google.com was registered on September 15, 1997.

11. Google helps pronounce massive numbers if you type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.

12. Gmail was initially used only by the employees of Google before becoming public.

gmail-logo
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13. Of the many languages that Google sites are translated into, one of them is the language of Star Trek, “Klingons”.

14. Almost 14% of Google employees have never attended college.

15. Google rents out goats to help keep their lawns clean.

Google rents out goats to help keep their lawns clean
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16. The speed of the movement of Android devices on the road is the basis on which Google Maps calculate the traffic.

17. The company Google is “Dog-friendly” and allows the staff to bring their dogs, provided they follow the “Dog Policy”.

18. On typing the word “askew” on Google search, the page tilts to the right.

On typing the word askew
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19. On August 16, 2013, Google had an outage for 5 minutes, resulting in a 40% drop in global Internet traffic.

20. Google is present in 40 countries, where around 70 companies operate.

21. Google Earth was acquired and renamed by Google in 2005 from a company called Keyhoke Inc which developed it and called it Earth Viewer.

Google Earth was acquired and renamed by Google in 2005
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22. With the introduction of “Did you mean?” the traffic to the Google site doubled.

23. In 12 years Google has taken over 127 companies.

24. Underwater sea life, wrecks, and coral reefs can be seen by using Google Maps.

Underwater sea life using Google Maps
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25. Google started out processing 30-40 pages per second whereas, now it can process millions per second.

26. On the death of a Google employee, their spouse receives half the monthly salary every month from Google and the children until the age of nineteen gets $1000 every month.

27. The first Android phone released by Google was “Nexus One” on January 5, 2010.

Nexus One on January 5 2010
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28. Until March 2001, the Google homepage was aligned on the right side of the page instead of centered.

29. You can visit the Grand Canyon by using Google Street View.

30. The first Google Doodle appeared in 1999.

The first Google Doodle appeared in 1999
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31. The first storage unit was made by Google using Lego, so that it could be extended easily.

32. The exclamation mark, similar to that of Yahoo was part of the Google logo in early 1998.

33. Google was originally called “Backrub”.

Google was originally called Backrub
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34. Google News was launched in September 2002, with news from 4000 sources.

35. Old employees are called “Googlers” and new ones are called “Nooglers”.

36. Google has averaged a new company acquisition each week since 2010.

Google has averaged a new company acquisition each week since 2010
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37. 2 million searches are conducted on Google every minute.

38. Over 200 factors are taken into account by Google to offer the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.

39. Search “atari breakout” in Google Images and you can play the cool game. Try it now.

Search “atari breakout” in Google Images and you can play the game. Try it now.
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40. Google loses millions of dollars annually as there is no advertising on their Home Page.