How was Google Started?
The history of Google : 1995 was the year of the beginning of Google at Stanford University. Larry Page was at grad school and Sergey Brin was studying there. Larry was appointed to show Brin around, at their first meet they both disagreed with almost everything. They both were totally different from each other but in the next few years, they struck a partnership. They started working in a dorm room and created a search engine that used links to determine the importance of individual pages on the World Wide Web. They named it BACKRUB. Later on, Backrub was renamed Google. And thus Google 1998 search engine was created.
The domain google.com was registered on September 14th, 1997 and Google Corporation was formed a year later in September 1998.
EVOLUTION OF GOOGLE
- Over the next few years, Google sought the attention of not only the academic community but Silicon Valley investors as well. In August 1998, Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim gave Larry and Sergey a check amounting $100,000, and Google Inc. site was officially born.
- 1999: the company transferred to Palo Alto, California, which is home to several prominent technology start-ups.The next year, Google began selling advertisements associated with search keywords against Page and Brin’s initial opposition toward an advertising-funded search engine. In order to maintain an uncluttered page design, advertisements were solely text-based.
- 2001: In 2001, Google got a patent for its PageRank mechanism. The patent was officially assigned to Stanford University.
- In 2005, Due to the shifting of advertising strategies from newspapers, magazines, and television to the Internet, The Washington Post reported on a 700 percent increase in third-quarter profit for Google, largely thanks to large companies.
- In 2011, the company launched social apps like Google+, its fourth foray into social networking, following Google Buzz (launched 2010, retired in 2011), Google Friend Connect (launched 2008, retired by March 1, 2012), and Orkut (launched in 2004, retired in September 2014
As of November 2014, Google operated over 70 offices in more than 41 countries.
- Google celebrated its 15-year anniversary on September 27, 2013, and in 2016 it celebrated its 18th birthday with an animated Doodle shown on web browsers around the world. although it has used other dates for its official birthday
- According to Interbrand‘s annual Best Global Brands report, Google has been the second most valuable brand in the world (behind Apple Inc.) in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, with a valuation of $133 billion.
Story Of Its Name
The name “Google” originated from a misspelling of “googol“, which refers to the number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred zeros. Page and Brin write in their original paper on PageRank: “We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, or and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines.”
How Google Makes Money?
- Google is a search company that primarily makes its money from advertising.
In 2015, Google made about $75 billion in revenue.
- $67 billion is from search and search-related revenue
- Adwords & Search advertising
- Adsense Network
- Remaining $8 billion is from “other sources” by selling
- Google Cloud Platform
- Google Glass