Here Are The List Unbelievable Google Map Facts That You Must Know:
Some Interesting Google Map Facts:
- 1. Iran’s largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years before it was discovered on Google Earth.
- Bahrain’s government banned Google Earth because it allowed Bahraini citizens to see vast tracts of royal-owned land and their palaces next to poor and overcrowded Shi’ite villages
- Tribes in the Amazon are currently using technology like GPS and Google Earth to map their lands, monitor for illegal logging and mining, and maintain ties to their history and cultural traditions including knowledge of medicinal plants
- Google Earth has a built-in Flight Simulator.
- A satellite archaeological researcher, Angela Micol, discovered some lost Egyptian pyramids using Google Earth
- In June 2006, a Google Earth user discovered a very detailed 1:500 scale terrain model of a disputed border region between India and China near a Chinese military complex. It is 3,000 × 2,300 ft in size.
- Google Earth was originally called Earth Viewer and was created by Keyhole, Inc., a company who was partially funded by the CIA via venture capital firm In-Q-Tel that invests in high-tech companies for the sole purpose of keeping the CIA equipped with the latest in information technology
- The 9/11 terrorist attacks can be viewed with Google Earth’s historical imagery.
- There is a nonexistent city in West Lancashire, England that shows up on Google Earth and Google Maps. This nonexistent town is named Argleton in those maps.
- The largest natural bridge on earth was virtually unknown to the rest of the world until it was observed on Google maps. (Source: Kick Ass Facts)
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Mind-Blowing Google Map Facts:
- There are over 63,000 Google searches each second. That’s almost 227 million an hour and about 5.4 billion Google searches per day.
- Google, the most popular search engine controls 90% of the global search engine market.
- Google has over 246 million unique US visitors. That’s more than 75% of the US population.
- Google earned $116.3 billion in advertising revenue in 2018.
- Mobile devices account for 63% of all Google searches.
- There are more than 2.5 billion Android-powered devices worldwide.
- Google has invested $47 billion in its tech infrastructure during the last three years.
- Alphabet’s market cap is over $840 billion. (Source: Review 24)
Unexpected Google Facts:
- In 2011 Google rolled out its Panda update. Its purpose was to lower the rankings of sites with inferior content.
- Google released its “Top-Heavy” update in 2012. It targets websites with too many ads above the fold and too little content below.
- In 2012 the company rolled out one more update – “Penguin.” It detects and de-ranks sites with manipulative and spamlike links.
- Google introduced its “Hummingbird” update in 2013. Its goal is to provide users with better search results by understanding the overall meaning instead of focusing on the individual keywords in a query.
- “Pigeon” appeared in 2014, focusing on more relevant local search results.
- Google’s “Mobile-Friendly Update” aka Mobilegeddon boosts the rankings of mobile-optimized pages. It only affects searches made via a mobile device and was launched in 2015.
- Along with Mobilegeddon, “RankBrain” joined the fun in 2015. It uses machine learning to help Google deliver more relevant search results.
- Since 2017 “Fred” targets low-quality search results that aim only to generate ad revenue.
- Google stopped with the cool names in 2018 when it introduced “Algorithm Quality Update.” It changes the sites’ rankings based on content, loading time, bounce rates, and ad stuffing. (Source: Review 24)
Random Google Map Facts:
- Back in 2012, Google Maps had more than 20 petabytes of data. That’s about 21 million gigabytes.
- Google statistics show Google Maps has a 63.76% market share.
- More than 624,000 US websites embed Google Maps.
- Google Maps provides about 1 billion kilometers of alternative routes daily. (Source: Review 24)