Right now, Google is the most visited website on earth. But how many searches every second? Any guess? Its approximately 65,000 searches. Google has many interesting facts and secrets, and people hardly know that.
Google was launched in 1997, and today, this search engine is generating revenue worth $400 billion. It is now more than just a search engine. You can watch videos, read the information regarding any topic, translate the languages, navigate emails, can do video conferences, upload the videos and much more.
Google is now recognized as a brand. Is Google just for searching? Most people use Google as a search engine only. But it is a lot more than searching. Google offers some tricky, fun facts-notorious curious tricks and you can have fun with those tricks. You can even make your friends “Fool” by making changes in the Google page.
Not just for fun but learning at the same time. You can get the answer to your random question. You can get the replies from a proper source or a website. This is the best way to save time and have fun, both at the same time.
The most interesting facts about Google:
- You will be shocked to know that Google has indexed a large number of the website than any other search engine. You can see the importance of SEO from the point that Google searches less than a second to get the required information according to the keyword used.
2. Do you know the original name of Google? It was Backrub! Google was the misspelt of the world “Googel”. The term “Googel” is a mathematical term which is used to represent 100 zeros. Google acquired its name in 1995.
3. In August 1998, Andy Bechtolsheim, who was the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, invest $100k In Google. So, he was the first investor of Google, who spends such a large amount.
4. Do you know? What was Google’s first tweet? It was “I’m Feeling Lucky”. The tweet was in binary form (0 and 1). If you want to stay updated, regarding any stuff about the search engine, follow Google on Twitter.
5. In the early days, Google was built of 40GB hard drives. This storage is used to store the data of the search engine indexing.
6. Most of the revenue comes from google advertising, as companies pay to Google to become at the top of the page. 89% of the revenue is generated from the advertisement according to the estimate did in 2014.
7. In June 2000, NPD, after doing research, declared Google as the best search engine. NPD is an independent company recognized for a search and portal site tracking.
8. In 2002, Yahoo made a cash infusion payment to Google, but Google refused it ultimately. As in previous years, Google made the same offer to Yahoo, but Yahoo rejects it
9. In June 2000, NPD, after doing research, declared Google as the best search engine. NPD is an independent company recognized for a search and portal site tracking.
10. In 1998, Google launched its homepage with an exclamation mark like Google! This was the first homepage of the Google, after which the domain name “google.com” was given.
11. In 2019, websites are now mostly searched on smartphones. So, if you want to be in Google ranking, make your website mobile-friendly. Almost 33% of searches come from the smartphone.
12. The homepage of Google is offering search engine in 80 languages. Recently nine new languages words are added in the list of the Google translation.
13. In 2013, The internet usage decrease by 40% globally just because Google was down and people are not getting the search, what they are looking for.
14. Since 2010, Google owns different companies like YouTube, Android, Waze.
15. Until 2015, the unofficial slogan of Google was “Don’t be evil” which was later replaced by the “Do the right thing” by the parent company of Google.
16. Most of the revenue comes from google advertising, as companies pay to Google to become at the top of the page. 89% of the revenue is generated from the advertisement according to the estimate did in 2014.
17. You know, how sometimes Google recruit employees? Google might ask you to apply for a job if Google gets to see what you’re searching for? Google uses a web tool to find new employees based on what they are searching for.
18. According to the Google policy, in case of the death of the employee, The Google pays a death benefit of almost 50% of salary to their surviving spouse.
19. One more interesting fact is that Google has a rotated version known as “Google Mirror”. What does the Google mirror do? It shows everything with horizontally flipped.
20. You can also go through some other crazy and interesting facts by typing “I’m feeling lucky”. This click will take you to the first page of your query.
21. Google helps you to pronounce the full digits mention if you type “=english” after writing some numbers in the search bar.
22. In 2009, Google officially rented 200 goats to “mow” around the weeds and brushes of the headquarters situated at California.
23. If you type “I’m feeling wonderful” in Google search bar, then it will take you to a page where you can see and scroll down exploring photos, map, locations and collection of different images.
24. The new recruit employees at Google are known by the name of “Nooglers” and they wear a multi colored hats-thus, easily recognizable.
The Bottom Line:
Google is just not meant for the source of information. But, more than a search engine. Yes! Now, you can enjoy fun facts and bring your mind’s innovative ideas into the search bar and can see the results. It’s hard to imagine what next Google is going to bring in.