50 Fascinating Facts About Google You Probably Don’t Know

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Google is the most visited website on the planet, but you already knew that, right? However, do you know that Google does 65k+ searches every second? And it is not the only fascinating fact about Google — it has many less-known facts and secrets that are hardly widely known. Do you want to know? Dive in.

I am surprised by the fact that we use Google to search a ton of information every day, and yet we know so little about it. That is why, in this post, I am going to share my findings with you. I have arranged this post in sections to help you quickly browse or switch to read your favorite facts.

Google and its History

1. Google’s initial name was “BackRub“, referring to its underlying algorithm of checking backlinks when its founders began working on their search engine in 1995. They decided to turn its name to “Google!” in 1997.

BackRub was the initial Google

2. Google acquires its name from the word “googol — a mathematical term representing one followed by 100 zeros. It signifies the search engine’s capacity to offer access to the enormous information over the Internet.

3. Larry Page’s web page at Stanford

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