Google Facts List Of 150+ Unbelievable Facts In 2020

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Here Are The List Of 150+ Unbelievable Google Facts In 2020:

Crazy Google Facts:

  • Google was originally named BackRub.
  • Google is a play on the word “googol.”
  • On August 16, 2013, Google was not reachable for 5 minutes, in that time the global Internet usage was decreased by 40%.
  • The first tweet from Google was: “I’m feeling lucky” in binary code.
  • 16% to 20% of all searches have never been searched before on Google.
  • In 2014 was 89% of Google’s revenue from Google advertising.
  • 33% of all searches on Google come from smartphones.
  • Google has about 90% of the worldwide market share.
  • On September 15, 1997, the domain Google.com was registered. (Source: Text Metrics)

15 Fascinating Google Facts:

  • The name ‘Google’ is actually derived from the mathematical term ‘googol’ which is basically 1 with 100 zeros following it.
  • As part of its green initiative, Google regularly rents goats to mow the lawns of their mountain view HQ.
  • Thanks to Google Instant, you can’t actually use the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button anymore.
  • Since 2010, Google has been acquiring an average of one company every week.
  • Google uses a web tool called foo.bar to recruit new employees based on what they search for online.
  • The first-ever Google Doodle was a Burning Man stick figure that came out on August 30, 1998.
  • Larry and Sergey’s private planes have runways in NASA, where no other planes are allowed to land.
  • Google owns common misspellings of its own name as well, such as www.gooogle.com, www.gogle.com, and www.googlr.com.
  • The first Google computer storage was built with Legos.
  • Google employees in the US get death benefits which guarantee that the surviving spouse will receive 50% of their salary every year for the next decade.
  • No part of a Google office is allowed to be more than 150 feet away from some kind of food.
  • Google helps pronounce massive numbers if you type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.
  • There’s a rotated version of Google known as ‘Google Mirror’, which shows everything in a mirrored avatar.
  • Google wanted to sell itself to an online company Excite in 1999 for $1 million, but the Excite CEO rejected the offer. (Source: Scoop Whoop)

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Unknown Google Facts:

  • Stanford University holds the patent to “PageRank“, the algorithm of Google, which is a method to measure the importance of a site. Google handed it over 1.8 million shares of its company to gain the exclusive rights of the patent.
  • Sun Microsystems co-founder, Andy Bechtolsheim, was the first investor of Google, who initially invested $100k in Google during August 1998.
  • MentalPlex, the mind-reading ability to search, as Google’s first hoax for April Fools’ Day. It invited users to stare at an animated image and asked them to project a mental picture of what they wish to search on Google.
  • 10. Google was declared the best search engine in June 2000, in a search and portal site tracking research done by NPD, an independent research company.
  • Yahoo! declined Google’s offer for infusion of cash, and later in 2002, Yahoo! wanted to buy it for $3 billion, but this time, Google refused it.
  • Google’s first tweet was “I’m Feeling Lucky” in the binary code, which is the two-symbol (0 and 1) data representation system used in computers.
  • Alphabet along with its subsidiary company, Google, has done as many as 214 acquisitions since 2001 up to 2017, averaging to a company a month.
  • Alphabet holds various subsidiary companies including Nest Labs, AdMob, DoubleClick, Kaggle, Crashlytics, Dropcam, Xively, and many more.
  • Alphabet leads Amazon to be the world’s largest Internet company by the company’s market capitalization (as of February 2018).
  • The market value of Alphabet’s share has seen a significant rise from near to $50 to greater than $1000 (in 2018) since August 2004. The total revenue of Alphabet crossed $100 billion ($110 billion) in 2017 — the first time in the company’s history of 20 years.
  • Ad business forms the major contributor to the revenue of Google and even Alphabet, reaching to 84 percent of the Alphabet’s income in 2017.
  • Alphabet spent around $13.9 billion on R&D (Research and Development) activities during the year of 2017, making it rank second to Amazon.
  • Google ranked #1 place to work for six consecutive years from 2012 to 2017 (as well as in 2007 and 2008), meaning eight times in 11 years on the Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For since 2007 up until 2017.

Some Random Google Facts:

  • 29. Google along with its many services ranks among the “Top Sites” per Alexa, a third-party web metrics company. That said, YouTube follows Google to rank second, and Google’s Indian version ranks ninth on the list.
  • Google receives and processes over 3.5+ billion search requests per day, which is equivalent to 1.2 trillion searches per year.
  • The word “google” acquired a place in the Oxford Dictionaries English as a verb, meaning “Search for information about (someone or something) on the Internet using the search engine Google“.
  • Google knows more about you than your mother“, said Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in 2009.
  • Google regained its position of being the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox in 2017. It replaced Yahoo, which was paying a heavy sum of $375 million a year, per Bloomberg. Although the exact amount is not yet known, one can easily guess that Google must have offered much more than Yahoo.
  • Google has a technology-driven philanthropic arm, Google.org, that hosts various initiatives and projects (like Khan Academy) to create an impact in the sectors of “Education, Economic Opportunity and Inclusion“.
  • Google’s first office space was a rented garage in Menlo Park, California.
  • Google has more than 70 offices spanning across 50 countries.-
  • Google offices host food very near to Googlers, thanks to the announcement by Sergey Brin that “no one should be more than 200 feet away from food“.
  • Google is a pioneer of stylish workspaces with innovative decorations, thus breaking the stereotypic cubic-style office spaces to spark creativity. (Source: Hong Kiat)

Surprising Google Facts:

  • Google’s headquarters is called Googleplex, which is a combination of Google + Complex.
  • The Google Street View has more than 28 million miles of photographed roads till now.
  • Google has averaged a new company acquisition each week since 2010.
  • Over 1 billion search requests every day are handled by Google. This is done by using more than 1 million computers.
  • Google pays Mozilla millions of dollars a year so that Google acts as default search engine of the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • Many Google employees became instant millionaires when Google went public in 2014.
  • Alphabet Inc. is Google’s parent company.
  • By searching ‘atari breakout’ in Google Images, you can play the game. Try it now.
  • Google has a pet T-rex, named Stan, which lives at their California headquarters. Founders bought it to remind the employees to not let Google go extinct.
  • It is estimated that Google processes around 20 petabytes or 20,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of information daily.

Interesting Google Facts:

  • On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  • The first Google Doodle was about the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.
  • Google has the world’s largest network of translators, enabling users to translate 345 different languages into each other.
  • The “I’m feeling lucky” button remains one of the least popular Google features. However, in trials, it was found that removing it made the users uncomfortable.
  • Until March 2001, the Google homepage was aligned towards the right side of the page instead of the centre.
  • Because Gmail was launched on 1st April 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
  • In 1999, the chewing candy called “Swedish Fish” became the first company snack to be ordered into the Google office.
  • Google’s first computer storage used a Lego case so that the storage capacity could be increased easily.
  • Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
  • Google bought YouTube in the year 2006 for 1.65 billion dollars.
  • A person working in Google is called a ‘Googler’.
  • Google uses reCAPTCHA to teach computers how to read the text. With 200,000 million CAPTCHAs solved each day, Google’s computers learn how to identify words scanned from books even if they’re warped.
  • Google takes more than 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any search query in a fraction of a second.
  • Google’s first tweet ever was “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” which when translated from binary code means “I’m feeling lucky”.
  • The name “Google” was an accident. A spelling mistake made the founders choose ‘Google’ instead of  ‘Goggle’.
  • In 2013, Google got most search requests for Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, iPhone 5, Cory Monteith, Harlem Shake, Boston Marathon, Royal Baby, Samsung Galaxy S, PlayStation 4, and North Korea.
  • Google rents 200 goats to help cut down weeds and bushes at Google HQ.
  • Google Maps’ Street View includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp. (Source: Fun Facts About)

Random Google Facts:

  • 15% of all searches have never been searched before on Google.
  • Google receives over 63,000 searches per second on any given day.
  • Google has a market value of $739 billion.
  • An average person conducts 3–4 searches every single day.
  • Google office facts: the company has 88,110 full-time employees.
  • More Google facts: Employees who are members of the LGBT community (and their supporters) are known as Gayglers.
  • Google Trends was launched in 2008, giving users insight into search trends across the world and Year in Search data going back to 2001.
  • If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  • Google intends to scan all the known 129 million unique books before 2020.
  • Google’s internet services run on 2 billion lines of code.
  • One of the Google facts you might not know is that the tech company offered itself to online company Excite in 1999 for $1 million.

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