There’s no denying that Google is the most visited website in the world, but how much did you know about it? If it is a big brand name that has stood for 18 years why not we understand more about its little fun facts! Here is a list of top 5 fun facts that you might not know about Google in no particular order.
Every 60 seconds there are approximately 2 millions searches done by users worldwide.
Can you imagine that Google now possess of nearly 40,000 search queries every second, and the number is still increasing every day? Right now on worldwide averagely it has over 3.5 billion searches in a single day and 1.2 trillion searches per year! Still thinking of Google search has no help in your business? Think again! (Source: InternetLiveStats.com)
Google is crowned as “The World’s Most Visited Website” defeating big names like YouTube and Facebook.
It is no surprise that it is on the list, having to say that it is even being set as the default homepage URL in most of the computers and laptops! Why Google is so popular and widely being used you ask? Well let’s just say that its algorithm works smarter than other search engine. Still in doubt? Try to run similar searches on all other search engines and you’ll be surprised with the search results! (Source: Alexa.com)
Larry Page and Sergey Brin accidentally “Google” it
Originally Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to bring meaning to their company name and originally they had chosen the name “googol” which means 10100 (number 1 followed by 100 zeroes). “Googol” means to provide large quantities of information and this aligned with their business objective. Unfortunately they had misspelled it and this little mistake had created the word “Google”. It has become a worldwide phenomena since then. (Source: Stanford.edu)
Google’s 5 minutes of downtime caused 40% drop in the worldwide Internet traffic.
Still thinking that Google can’t change the whole world? On August 16, 2013 all the Google’s services including YouTube, Google Drive & Google Search went down for about 5 minutes and the worldwide traffic had plummeted 40% at the same time. This incident had cost Google around £330,000 losses just in 5 minutes. (Source: Cnet.com)
Google is registered in the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb.
When it comes to the weight and credibility of word, Oxford English Dictionary is considered the most authoritative and trustable dictionary of English language. In fact the word “Google” has been registered in the dictionary which means “to use the Google search engine to find information on the Internet” or “to search for information about (a person or thing) using the Google search engine”. Don’t believe it, Google it! (Source: SearchEngineWatch.com)
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