Happy 12th Birthday Google! – The Google Doodle today was all about the 12th year anniversary of Google. September was a very memorable month for Google. The company was founded September 4, 1998 and then the Google.com domain was registered on September 15, 1997. If the domain will be the basis Google.com is now 13 years old.
The idea of Google came from a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin based on finding a better system that analyzed the relationships between websites. This technology was called PageRank, where a website’s relevance was determined by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages, that linked back to the original site.
Way back during those days a small search engine was already exploring such an idea, Rankdex. The original name of the project was not Google but “BackRub”, since the search engine will check backlinks. The term Google came from a misspelling of the word “googol”, the number one followed by one hundred zeros.
Google.com was not originally Google.com because during its early days it was hosted under the website of the Standford University, thus its url is google.stanford.edu.
Today, Google has become the number one search engine in the world eclipsing Yahoo! by many miles. Google had also ventured into other things like its own browser, the Google Chrome and also into Operating Sytem and mobile phone technology.
Truly innovation has paved its way. Happy 12th birthday Google!To receive updates from WWNN.co.uk directly to your e-mail, you can subscribe to us for free by entering your e-mail address here and confirming your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail address.