It’s a genuine fact all internet users go to Google every single day at least once. This is the dominance of Google. But it wasn’t always like that. Google faced many problems, and many controversies happened with it. Let’s see some funny and interesting facts about Google that you most probably don’t know.
Dominant Search Engine
I mentioned the term dominant because Google is dominating the internet. And most people who browse the internet don’t know if there are any other search engines available or not. This will give you an idea of how much dominance Google has over the internet. It has the largest market share, about 91.94%. According to a report, Google has more than 3 billion websites listed in itself, and if you arrange them by printing them on paper, you will get a high stack of paper that will spread 130 miles. When you search for something on Google, this search engine searches your website from a vast number of websites in half a second, which shows how fast google works.
2.5 Trillion Search Per Year
It doesn’t matter how small or big the problem is; the first thing that we do nowadays is to try to find any solution on Google first. That’s not happened with me only but also with everyone. Everyone has access to the internet, smartphone, and computers. That’s the reason people also Google something that makes them curious. Now, this curiosity results in more than 2.5 trillion Google searches per year. You will shock to know a report published in 2021 states that 63,000 search queries are done in seconds, 230 million are done in an hour, 5.6 billion per day, and more than 2.5 trillion searches are done per year in Google.
Google Is a Misspelled Name
I was shocked when I heard this. When I was researching Google, I found that Google is a misspelt word of Google, which is a mathematical term that represents one with hundred zeros. And the original name that was supposed to represent this search engine (Google) was Backrub. However, when they found out the name Google, they kept that name, and everything worked out just fine, and this name is so popular now that everyone knows about Google.
Google has a massive amount of websites listed on itself, as I mentioned earlier. But have you ever asked yourself how Google lists those sites or ranks them? Well, the answer is using the PageRank technology, which is named after the co-founder of Google, Larry Page. Google gives every website some values so that it can rank them and find out how important your website is. No one knows, except people in Google, how PageRank works, and that’s why no one can manipulate PageRank. But SEO makes sure that Your website will get a higher rank.
Yahoo Refused to Buy Google
If you ever feel you are a fool, then just think about Yahoo, which refused to buy Google for $2 million in 1997. Well, When Google started its journey, it was that successful and not doing well. So, the owner decided to sell it to Yahoo, which was the leading search engine back then. But I refuse the offer. And later, in 2002, Yahoo realized its mistake and tried to buy google for $3 billion. This time Google says no; what an irony. And currently, Google is the leading search engine, and no one knows what Yahoo is doing.