Google History

by Galyna on November 14, 2010

Lets take a look at the history of Google Inc, the most successful search engine in the world and one of the TOP companies. The company that opened whole new opportunities to people that would like to make money on Internet.
Here is the Google ‘ s History. The story of success.

The world’s largest Internet company and widely used web-based search engine started 14 years ago in March 1996. History of Google started as a college student’s project. Google’s parents are Russian born Sergej Brin and American born Larry Page were computer science students at California’s Stanford University.
Future co-founders of Google were working together on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). The SDLP’s goal was “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library.”
Lary Page started to work on this project focusing on the problem of finding out which web pages link to a given page, considering the number and nature of such backlinks to be valuable information about that page. Later this algorithm was named PageRank in Lary’s honor.
When Sergej Brin joined the project, he and Lary Page already knew each other and were good friends.
They started to work on the project together, convinced that the pages with the most links to them from other highly relevant Web pages must be the most relevant pages associated with the search. Existing search engines at the time ranked results according to how many times the search term appeared on a page. PageRank become the basic algorithm for Google. This is how the foundation for Google was laid.
New search engine got the address google.stanford.edu using the Stanford website.
The domain google.com was registered on September 15, 1997. Google become Google Inc. on September 4, 1998 at a friend’s garage in California.
The name “Google” originated from a misspelling of “googol” that is the large number 10100, that is, the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros and also named ten duotrigintillion.

By the end of 1998, Google had an index of about 60 million pages.
At first both Page and Brin had been against using advertising in a search engine but soon they changed their minds and decided to allow simple text ads.
In March 1999, the company moved into offices at 165 University Avenue in Palo Alto. Now famous know as an incubator for corporations like PayPal, Logitech and Danger Inc.
In 2000, Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords. This scheme was borrowed from Goto.com. But Google made this program successful the most.
After outgrowing competitors in 2003 Google Inc. moved to a bigger office and remained at this location ever since.

At its peak in early 2004, Google handled 84.7% of all search requests on the Internet.

In 2003 Google started to make some historical moves and to acquire other web-based companies like Blogger, YouTube, JotSpot, FeedBurner, Android Inc and becoming more and more powerful.
On August 2004 Google Inc. went public to the stock market. The very first day shares began at $85 and closed at $100.33. The Number One site for searching the Web, is trading under the symbol “GOOG.” Now Google stocks are trading for about $600 per share and keep rising.

Being used in everyday language, the verb, “google,” was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006, meaning, “to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet.”
The verb “to google” is a part of a number of languages meaning, “To perform a web search”.

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