The History Behind Google! How Did It Start!

In September, 2018, Google, celebrated its 20th birthday! Google has grown into an adult. But, lets find out how all this started.



On January, 1996 two students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, made their Ph.D. at Stanford University, California. The two of them were working on a research program that later was to change the lives of all of us.

Earlier, in 1995, Larry Page and Sergey Brin would be in Stanford. Larry, 22, a graduate of the University of Michigan, wants to enroll in the college. Sergey, 21, has taken over to tour him. According to some testimonies, at their first meeting they disagreed almost on every issue. Their friendship did not start from the beginning.

Until 1996, conventional search engines ranked the results by measuring how many times the search terms appeared on the page. The two students created a better system that analysed the relationships between the web pages. They named the new system PageRank technology, which determined the relevance of a website to the number and importance of the pages leading back to it (backlinks).



How did they choose the name Google?

They named their search engine, Google. The word “Google” came from an anagram of the word “Googol,” the mathematical term introduced by Milton Sirotta for the number 10100 written: “1 followed by 100 zeros.” By doing so, Google wants to signal the company’s mission to organize the vast amount of Internet information.

At the beginning, Google was running only on Stanford University’s website, with domains and The domain name for Google was established on September 15, 1997 and the company was established on September 4, 1998.

Google, the world’s leading search engine!

From Google’s base, in a friend’s garage at Menlo Park, the giant will gradually end on the Googleplex. Eventually, at Google’s central offices in Mountain View, California.

Google’s giant is the world’s leading internet service provider, with a turnover of $66 billion and 57,148 employees (2015).

Google’s most successful Tool until this day remains Google Search, in which millions of Internet users type keywords and spot what they want in the mess of the internet.

However, over the years, Google, the technological giant has developed or purchased other favourite tools, some of which are indispensable for every desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.



Some of the most successful and free tools of Google are:

  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Plus
  • Google Ad sense
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Android
  • Blogger
  • Chromebook
  • Google Chrome
  • Picasa
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
  • Google Glass
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Translate

Google started as a search engine in 1998 and today offers a wide range of technological services.

Google’s most famous Quotes

  • We focus on the user and everything else will follow on their own.
  • The best thing is to do one thing extremely well.
  • Fast is better than slow.
  • Web democracy is effective.
  • You do not have to be in your office to have questions.
  • Achieving profits is possible without jeopardizing others.
  • There is always more information on the web.
  • The need for information goes beyond any boundary.
  • You can be serious and without a suit.
  • Excellent is not enough.


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