Indeed, Google is the Planet famous search engines as it is along with billions of visitors from earth; sometime visited from Mars too (a famous Google April Fool). Well that’s a joke but following is really some surprising facts about the search engine giant Google which most of you probably didn’t know about before.
Google Fact # 1
On average there are 40,000 search queries processes by Google in just one second (equals to 23, 051 Gigabytes of internet traffic per second); over 3.5 billion searches per day (more than half of the total population on the Earth) reaching more than 100 Billions searches per month.
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Google Fact # 2
Of all the above every second and daily Google Searches data, 10 to 20% of queries are that get asked are unique and have never been searched before.
Google Fact # 3
Just type Facebook in Google search and the Google will return around 5,300,000,000 results in just few milliseconds. Amazing! Billions of results in a fraction of second. Even a simple query searches on Google take at least 1,000 computers to process on together to reproduce the search result.
Google Fact # 4
All of you know that Google has the simplest homepage. The reason behind so bare homepage is that the founder of Google Sergey Brin and Larry Page didn’t familiar with HTML and thus created a quick and simple interface. They keep it and make it simpler yet even in the presence of advance web development technologies as the simple design of Google Homepage is now the symbol of excellence in internet search industry.
Google Fact # 5
Due to its simple interface, Google page loads fastest than any other site on the web (less than 0.5 s) and thus most of people use Google to test their internet connection.
Google Fact # 6
Google was initially nicknamed as BackRub (due to backlinks determination technology used initially) but then changed to Google which is interestingly the misspelling of world Googol (the mathematics term used to describe the figure such as 1 followed by 100 zeros)
Google Fact # 7
As the Name “Google” originated from misspelling of Googol, the company also owns the common misspelling of Google as well. Some common misspelling which is now owned by the Google Inc. including goggle.com, gooogle.com. Just type one of these URLs in your browser and see what happened. It will redirect you to the Google Homepage. Not surprised yet? Type www.466453.com in address bar and you will redirect to Google homepage as the company also own the Google spelled out on mobile or phone keypads.
Google Fact # 8
Have you been used “I’m feeling lucky” button on Google’s homepage? I have never been used while searching for queries until I want something tricky. This famous button is almost never been used regularly but when the company try to remove the button from their homepage, the interface of the homepage looks annoying to the users. Users feel more comfortable having this button on homepage which compels the Google to keep it.
Google Fact # 9
Although Google keep “I’m feeling lucky” button on its homepage but the button costs the company $110 million each year. This is because the “I’m feeling lucky” button lands directly to the top web page for the specific search query; don’t let the Google to display ads to the users on its search result page.
Google Fact # 10
Last but not least, less technical but more interesting fact is that Google Inc. sometimes gets help of hungry goats to cut down the grass and keep their lawns in shape. Yes it is true and probably not one of the Google April Fools. The California based Google Head Quarters rents out goats (sometimes 200 goats) from California Grazing Company. This special force of lawn mowers is environment friendly, cut down extra grass, weeds and bushes to keep the lawn in shape.
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