|Ankit Singh (Dev)|
Google is the most popular company on the internet, even it is the most visited website in the world. There are lots of facts about Google I have, but only a few interesting facts I like is going to be listed below.
If you have in a fun mood, so let’s try Google tricks.
Following are the interesting facts about Google:
‘Googol’ is the origin of the name Google
“Googol” is a mathematical term refer to specific large numbers. 1 googol = 1.0 × 10100.
In 1996, Larry page and Sergey Brin started a search engine called “BackRub”, and after a year, both founders start thinking a better name for their search engine. Brin suggested the word “googolplex”, and Larry shortened to “googal”. But both words are mathematical term refer to large numbers. Brin was searching the domain availability and he mistakenly spells the word to “google.com”. Larry like the name and the domain goes registered.
Google is made up of 2 billion lines of code
Rachel Potvin, a Google engineer estimate that the entire Google services including Search, YouTube, Docs, etc. is made up of 2 billion lines of code, and all those codes are store in a single repository. This is probably the largest single repository in the world.
Comparing to the Windows operating system, Windows XP was compiled of 45 million lines of code, which is 40 times less than the entire Google software codes.
More than 60 trillion pages are stored in Google
Google is the most popular web search engine in the world. It store information of more than 60 trillion individual pages in their index, and the numbers are continuously growing. When you search a term on Google, it passes through trillions of websites and give you search results in less than a second.
See the story of how Google search works.
Google employees are called ‘Googler’
A person currently working at a Google company as a Google employee is known as a ‘Googler’. However, new Google employees are known as a ‘nooglers’ and Ex-Googler is known as a ‘xoogler’.
This is one of the fun facts about the company.
Google passed Apple as the most valuable company
Since 2010, Apple holds the title of most valuable technology company in the world. But, when Google parent Alphabet, Inc. reported their fourth quarter earnings in January, 2016, it makes Google the most valuable company in the world.
At that time, Google parent Alphabet has a market value of $544 billion, and Apple stood at $534 billion.
Apple Inc. is back on top.
Google process over 40K searches in every second
Google search is the most visited website on the entire internet, even their product ‘YouTube’ also knows as the second largest search engine because it process more searches than Bing and Yahoo combined.
An average number of searches performed on Google in every second is about 40,000, which means there are 3 billion searched performed in a day, and more than 100 billion searches in a month.
Google went down for 5 minutes
You probably heard about your favorite sites are down right now or not reachable. But, you never heard that Google is down or unreachable for a second. I heard that in 2013.
For 5 minutes, the internet losses traffic by 40% when the Google servers suffering from outage in 2013. All Google services are affected at that time, including Gmail, Drive, and Maps.
In 2016, the search company makes sure it almost never goes down because of their site reliability engineering.
To check current status, search ‘Google is Down‘.
‘Googlesucks.com’ is owned by Google
Google, Microsoft and Facebook are the most popular names on the internet. People can denigrate their name by creating a website with a domain name like ‘microsoftsucks.com’, ‘googlesucks.com’ or ‘facebooksucks.com’.
The search company protects their reputation by registering denigrate domain names, like ‘googlesucks.com’ is owned by Google itself.
“I’m Feeling Lucky” feature is unlucky for Google
When you visit Google.com, there you can see a button labeled “I’m Feeling Lucky” besides the search button. When you type a query and click on the ‘feeling lucky’ button, it will bring you to the first search result, bypassing SERP.
1% of Google searchers use this feature and it bypasses the entire search advertising. Just because it costs Google $110 million per year.