Google Turns 10 Years Old

Sep 26, 2008

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is a name that everyone in the world has in their vocabulary. If you have not heard of Google then you have been living under a big huge rock for the last decade. Google has put up a website time-line showing their accomplishments and what they have done in the past 10 years.

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin first met Larry was a 24 year old grad student from the University of Michigan and was considering going to Stanford. Sergey was 23 and assigned to show Larry around campus. As computer scientist they created a search engine called Backrub and operated on the Stanford servers for more than a year.

After a while they decided that Backrub needed a name change and they went with Google which was a name play on the word “googol” which is a math term for a 1 with 100 zeros after it. They decided to go with Google as it represents an infinite number as their goal was to organize an infinite amount of information on the web. was originally registered on September 15, 1998 making the company now in the double digits for age. Man has time flied since then as Google has made some big changes in peoples lives. Some would say for good while others might say for the bad.

As Google has increased in technology and size they have continued to make updates to the way they organize information on the web. Webmasters have continually had to learn more about the way Google operates and organizes information in their index.

Today there are several webmasters who focus on trying to get their websites listed high in the most dominant search engine in the world. As they have made updates to their algorithm some webmasters sites have flourished while others have dropped.

No matter who you are or what you use the internet for the word Google has many meanings. They have done such a good job for organizing information on the web that often when people are looking to find things they say “just Google it” instead of look it up in a search engine.

Google has made very minor changes to their homepage, and still operate today with the same mentality that both Larry and Sergey had back in 1995 when they started what would be a huge company that would change the world.

Google has built a timeline of the history of the company and the changes they have made. So to Google we wish you a happy 10th birthday. Google timeline.

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