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5 Things you probably didn't know about Google Search by Best Digital Marketing Agency

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

5 Things you probably didn't know about Google Search by Absolute Digital
by Absolute Digital

Everybody knows Google. It's the #1 Search Engine in the world with over 3.5 billion searches per day (Internetlivestats, 2019)! That's over 40,000 search queries every second on average.

Aside from Google Search, Google (the company) also has other popular services such as Gmail, Google calendar, Google Ads, Google Maps, Google Business, Google Display Network, Google Pixel, Google Home, and much more!

Even though many of us uses these platforms, we don't seem to fully understand the extent of Google's business model, and how it affects us. Today, we attempt to look at 5 interesting things about Google that you probably didn't know about!

1. Google was originally called "Googol"

The name Google might seem all too familiar today, but did you know that in 1997, the founders of Google, Page and Brin, registered the domain name of their mushrooming project as Google, a twist on “googol,” a mathematical term represented by the numeral one followed by 100 zeros. The name hinted at the seemingly infinite amount of data the brainy pair code their fledgeling search engine to mine, make sense of and deliver.

2. Gmail was an April Fool's Joke

Toying with Silicon Valley’s longstanding tradition of pulling April Fool’s Day pranks, Google unveiled Gmail on April 1, 2004, in a wackily-worded announcement that was widely misconstrued as a hoax. It wasn’t Google Gulp. It was a brilliant double fake and the precursor to a Google staple that now serves millions of users across the world every day.  

3. Google Updates

As part of its efforts to continuously improve its user experience, Google rolls out hundreds of updates annually, often unannounced. This is also known as Google's Core Algorithm Update. The effects of which would potentially affect your listings on Google's SERP which is why you should work with a reliable digital marketing agency to make sure that your brand stays ahead with these changes, and more importantly, ahead of your competitors!

4. Early Days at Google

One of the early versions of Google could process 30-50 pages per second. Today, Google can process millions of pages per second.

5. Google's Database

Google searches 30 trillion web pages, 100 billion times a month!

Since the outset, Google has worked hard to be unconventional and innovative. As an archetype for the modern tech company, Google continues to set the bar for the interesting, offbeat, and creative.

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