If you use the internet, you must use Google. Whatever problem or question we have, Google is the first thing we turn to for answers. It has come to the point that it is impossible to imagine our lives without it. In just a matter of few years, it has captured more than 80 percent of the online search market. But while we are using Google so much, how well do we know it?
Besides the fact that it is the world’s most popular search engine, what else is there that we are aware of it? Do you know how old is Google or when is Google’s birthday celebrated?
Well, you most probably don’t because if you did you wouldn’t have landed on this page, right?
As far as Google’s birthday is concerned, it falls on 27th September 2006 and is celebrated every year with full enthusiasm. However, there was confusion regarding the date before 2006. In the year 2005, it was celebrated a day before. Furthermore, Google Doodle for its birthday went online on 7th September in 2004, and the year before that it was 8th September. So, even the Google isn’t sure about the exact date when it was born.
Though there is no certainty on when exactly Google was born, the closest thing to a corporate birthday is 4th September, the date when the company was incorporated. Hence, it’s certain that the date is somewhere around that.
Now coming to notion concerning how old Google is, all that can be said is that it’s an adult. On 27th September 2016, a Google Doodle marking the 18th birthday of the search engine emerged and with this issue, the count to the number of times Google has celebrated its 18th birthday has risen to 6. Thus, the exact age of the search engine is hard to decipher.
To shed some more light on the matter, let’s take a look at how it came into being.
You already know that Google was legally born on 4th September, the date the company was incorporated; however, its journey started long before that. The idea of the search engine, which was going to revolutionize the way we scout the web, in fact, emerged in 1996 when two young graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin collaborated on a search engine project to rank pages based on the number of other websites linked to them. So, one could say that Google is essentially 21 years old now.
But whatever the date of birth of the search engine may be, there is no denying that Google has revolutionized the way internet is used and continues to do so. It is only second to Apple in terms of brand value, boasting more than USD 100 billion-worth goodwill in the market. If that makes you wonder the amount of money Google makes, then here’s a fact for you! It made more than USD 75 billion in revenue from Google Adwords alone in 2015. That should be all to suggest the business it makes in a year!
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