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15 Best Facts, Stats, Trivia, & History About Google Search

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1.) Google is not the only search engine. Name another search engine people currently use?

  • YouTube
  • Amazon
  • Bing
  • Baidu
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Tiktok
  • Etsy
  • Pinterest


2.) There were at least 12 search engines that existed before Google Search. Name one?

  1. Archie
  2. Veronica
  3. Yahoo
  4. AskJeeves
  5. Gopher
  6. ALtaVista
  7. WebCrawler
  8. Lycos
  9. Excite
  10. Dogpile
  11. JumpStation
  12. Infoseek


3.) How many searches does Google handle per day?

Google is currently estimated to handle more than 5 billion searches per day. (source)

4.) What is the most searched for keywords on Google?

Facebook, Youtube, and Amazon. (source)

5.) What year did Google launch?

1998. (source)

6.) What is the name of Google’s parent company?

Alphabet. (source)

7.) What event triggered the creation of Google Images in the year 2000?

People searching for pictures of the green Versace dress that Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammys. (source)

8.) “Google” is an official word in dictionaries. True or false?

True, the word Google became an official verb in dictionaries in 2006. (source)

9.) What are the colors used in google’s logo?

Blue, red, yellow, and green. (source)

10.) What percentage of people use Google as their main search engine?

>90%. (source)

11.) What was Google’s original name?

It was originally called Backrub. (source)

12.) Which company turned down an offer to buy Google for $1,000,000 in 1997?

Yahoo. (source)

13.) Where does the name Google come from?

The word Googol, which is a very large number. (source)

14.) What was Google’s very first doodle?

It was a doodle of Burning Man in 1998. (source)

15.) How does Google make money?

Mainly through paid advertising. (source)

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