In September of 1998, Google Inc. opened its door in Menlo Park, CA. http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/history.html#1995)
More About Google
“Google” is a play on the word “googol” which is the mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros and “…reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web.”
A Unique Company
Number of employees:
Worldwide, Google employed 10,000 full-time employees as of now
Informal: Lava lamps, door on sawhorses as desks, exercise balls for chairs, and dogs roaming
The interface is clear and simple.
Pages load instantly.
Placement in search results is never sold to anyone.
Advertising on the site must offer relevant content and not be a distraction.
No pop-up ads allowed.
Google founders Sergey Brin Larry Page Source: http://www.google.com/intl/en/corporate/tenthings.html
Why do we love Google?
Size and scope : Now indexing over 20 billion web pages (conservative estimate).
Relevance of Results : PageRank
Diversity of Search: Image, News, Book Search, Scholar, Blog Search, Finance, Froogle, Video . . . and much, much more.
Other Tools : Google Maps, Picasa, Blogger, Gmail, Calendar, Docs & Spreadsheets . . .
We may love Google, but few users know how to use full search capabilities.
How does Google interpret basic search?
Google places “AND” operator between all search terms entered in basic search box.
Automatically searches for some plural/singular and grammatical variants.
You enter : news reader
Google searches : news AND reader OR readers
Does not search as exact phrase unless quotes present!
Need Exact Phrase? Use quotation marks! “infosys billion dollar”
Expand Search With Synonym? Use a “tilde” e.g.: “~infosys” finds IT companies similar to Infosys
google.co.in/movies Find theatres running your desired movies in your city..wow
google.com/codesearch search public source code
Google hack for finding movies/music (warning: Not to be tried at office but home…!) e.g.: intitle:”index.of”(mp3|mp4|avi|dat|mpeg) mummy
Google App Engine
Google Trends and so on…
PageRank explained by Google:
Google interprets a link on page A going to page B as a vote -- by page A, for page B. Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily.