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Who Founded Google

Google, the number one search engine online, is possibly the best known site on the Internet. This article will discover who founded Google and give six great facts you may or may not know about Google.

In January 1996, two PhD students from Stanford University named Larry Page and Sergey Brin began Google as a research project. They felt that a search engine that ranked websites by how many sites linked to them, rather than by keyword density (the amount of times a word is found on a website) would give better rankings. This gave Google an early nickname of ‘BackRub’ as backlinks determined how well a website would rank in the search engine. The domain google.com was not actually registered until September 15 1997 and the company Google Inc. incorporated on September 7, 1998. It took many years before people started realizing that Google actually produces much better search results than its rivals. Now Google is the number one search engine online and used by millions of people everyday. So now you know who founded Google and know a little about its history. Let’s have a look at six interesting facts about Google!

Fact 1: Google engineers spend 20% of there time at work developing projects that interest them. Google News, Gmail and AdSense all came from these independent projects.

Fact 2: Most of Google’s revenue is generated from its advertising program called AdWords. Google AdSense allows website owners (like us) to generate money every time an ad is clicked!

Fact 3: Google have acquired many companies, including YouTube (for $1.65 billion), DoubleClick (for $3.1 billion), Blogger (undisclosed amount) and FeedBurner ($100 million). This has helped Google to dominate the search engine market and allows Google to show their ads on a variety of popular websites.

Fact 4: Google paid MySpace US $900 million for the privilege of putting ads on this popular social network.

Fact 5: Google plans to become carbon neutral by some time in 2008

Fact 6: Google has often been named as the number one best place to work by Fortune Magazine.

There you have you it! You now know that Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google and know six cool facts about Google!

(16) Comments

  1. WoW

    That information is really useful, i never knew who actually found google :D Google is surely the best place work :) i wish i was in the google team :(

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed the article. That’s what this blog is all about- looking at strange and interesting facts that people want to know.

    By the way, I wished I worked at Google too!

  3. Haha, thanks so much, I’m in a computer lab at my high school right now and my project is based on your report. I appreciate it a lot!

  4. Google is much better. They provide better results than any other search engine. That is why most people search with Google. In fact, when you search in Ask, they sometimes show results from Google.

  5. I think google is the best search engine.I would like 2 thank esp. the founder i.e Larry Page and Sergey Brin for their thesis which led to the creation of the worlds most popular search engine GOOGLE

  6. I Sometimes Ask Random Questions…So This Was A Question I Wanted To Know “Who Founded Google” And That Was A Great Question. :) Because Now Were Studying This In School! So Great! Now I’m Ahead Of My Class. :) I’m So Happy. :) Now I Know Where To Get The Proper Info From. Oh @Kween I think Google Is Better. :)

  7. Hi…there is an typo in the text. It’s written 1988, and you mean 1998, I suppose..:-)

    …company Google Inc. incorporated on September 7, 1988. It took many years before people started realizing that Google…

  8. Google has help me to find things that i can not find on my own, it is the best site to search for things

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