Happy birthday Google!
27 September, 2010 | Web design
Today is Google’s birthday and to celebrate they have changed their homepage logo to a painting of a birthday cake by Wayne Thiebaud, an American painter who is famous for various pop art works.
Estate Agents, without going onto the Google homepage, try to take a guess at exactly how old Google is today – the answer might just surprise you.
That’s right, within those 12 short years, Google has risen to become the search engine giant that it is today. Founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998, Google was valued last year at around 40 billion dollars.
Google now represent 92% of the UK search engine market, 82% of the US market, and representing 91% of all worldwide searches. When it comes to Estate Agent SEO, Google simply cannot be ignored.
Not does Google provide their own stats, but for this special occasion we at Resource Techniques are going to list the top 5 facts you didn’t know about Google.
- 1. Lego Storage – this was back in 1996 and Lego was chosen because it was cheap and easily expandable when new hard drives were added.
- 2. Languages – Google searches for content all across the web in 36 different languages and even covers Klingon!
- 3. Home page – Google’s famously simplistic home page was because the two founders didn’t know HTML and wanted a quick interface.
- 4. I’m feeling lucky – is reportedly almost never used, but is kept because people love consistency.
- 5. Goats – Amazingly Google rents goats as an environmentally friendly way of cutting the grass at the HQ in California. I wonder what they do with the droppings…
Birthday Bonus: Dogs – Surprisingly employees can take their dogs into work as long as they’re a ‘good little boy’.