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Google


http://www.google.com/

     
Language Multilingual



Launched September 4, 1998
Closed No



Developer Page, Larry and Sergey Brin



Country of Origin US America



Owner
1998 - [...] Google Inc.



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technology
and/or
Strategy
Crawler-based, algorithmic SeEn



Used SeEn Google Search Engine



Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Google is the most used, most described, most discussed engine, and there are a lot of more “most” too. As widely known the engine was launched in 1998 and is developed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google reacts from the beginning on, on the growing numbers of web pages, they created a ranking system (page rank), which allows an automatic result ordering. In a time (the first decade of search engines) of web directories or engines with manually selected sides (in my mind they always contain a kind of subjectivity) or engines based on paid sides – an automatic ranking system was the point of success. And Google was able use this basis to create a stable brand … [kd2015.]
»Google Inc. was born in 1998, when Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim wrote a check for $100,000 to that entity—which until then didn't exist.« Source
Gale Directory of Company Histories (via Answers.com): »Chances are, if you've ever searched for anything on the Internet, you've discovered Google.com. Chances are also, once you've discovered Google.com, yours is one of over 150 million Internet searches that Google.com handles a day. With reliable and almost instantaneous results (the life span of a Google query normally lasts less than half a second), Google claims one of the widest audiences among Web sites, with 3 billion searchable documents and more than 21 million unique users per month. A dot-com company that made it, Google Inc. has not only survived, but is making a profit. Credit is given to top-rate technology, a rare sales model and an aggressive vision for what's ahead. Google, Inc., the developer of the award-winning Google search engine, was conceived in 1995 by Stanford University computer science graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Their meeting at a spring gathering of new Ph. D. computer science candidates launched a friendship and later a collaboration to find a unique approach to solving one of computing's biggest challenges: retrieving relevant information from a massive set of data. By 1996 this collaboration had produced a search engine called BackRub, named for its unique ability to analyze the "back links" that point to a given Web site. Continuing to perfect the technology in 1998, Page and Brin built their own computer housing in Larry's dorm room, a business office in Sergey's room, and Google had a new home. The next step was to find potential partners who might want to license their search technology, a technology that worked better than any available at the time. Among the contacts was David Filo, a friend and Yahoo! founder. Filo encouraged the two to grow the service themselves by starting a search engine company. ...« Source
An interesting tool to train your Google search skills Source
Danny Sullivan (2004): Search Engine Timeline - »Jun. 1999 - Netscape launches a revamped Netscape Search service that uses information from the Open Directory and technology from Google.« ---------- »Sep. 1999 - The new, non-beta version of Google goes live.« ---------- »Nov. 1999 - Google begins running text banner ads« Source
Sullivan, Danny (Mar 3, 2003): »The New Breed: ... Google (1998- ): Ironically, Google is now the oldest of the "new" players that have taken over from the old. Launched in 1998 as a Stanford University research project, Google's ability to analyze links from across the web helped it produce a new generation of highly relevant, crawler-based results. By many different measures, it is today the most popular search engine in use.« Source



Name

»Larry and Sergey named the search engine they built "Google," a play on the word "googol," the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeros.« Source



Critical points




Features & Functionality




More

Googlefight (»This site is not affiliated with or sponsored by Google«, but realy funny) »Type 2 keywords and click on the 'Fight' button. The winner is the one which gets the biggest number of results on Google. « Source



References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Search
Wikipedia (Others): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google
     

Other Sources

Brin, Sergey / Page, Lawrence: The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hyper textual Web Search Engine. At: Computer Networks and ISDN System (1998, Vol. 30, No. 1-7, S. 107-117). Online available at: InfoLab. URL: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/google.html
Google. Online available at SEO Logic. URL: http://www.seologic.com/guide/history/google
"Google." International Directory of Company Histories. The Gale Group, Inc, 2006. Answers.com 28 Feb. 2015. URL: http://www.answers.com/topic/google
Tweaking Google URL: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB111444274293916034
Tóth, Erzsébet: Exploring the Capabilities of English and Hungarian Search Engines for Various Queries. In: Libri. Volume: 56, Issue: 1, Pages: 38-47. URL: DOI: 10.1108/00220410610714930
Bar-Ilan, J et al.: Methods for evaluating dynamic changes in search engine rankings: a case study. In: JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION. Volume: 62, Issue: 6, Pages: 708-729. URL: DOI: 10.1108/00220410610714930
Danny Sullivan (Apr 28, 2004): Search Wars: Battle Of The Search Superpowers URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/news/2065355/search-wars-battle-of-the-search-superpowers
Tsukayama, Hayley (2012): FAQ: Google’s new privacy policy. In: The Washington Post. URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/faq-googles-new-privacy-policy/2012/01/24/gIQArw8GOQ_story.html
Sullivan, Danny (Mar 3, 2003): Where Are They Now? Search Engines We've Known & Loved URL: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/study/2064954/where-are-they-now-search-engines-weve-known-loved
Bauer, Vera (27. September 2015): Googles Suchmaschine feiert 17. Geburtstag URL: http://www.mobilegeeks.de/news/googles-suchmaschine-feiert-17-geburtstag/
Badische Zeitung: Interview: Wie abhängig sind wir von Google? URL: http://www.badische-zeitung.de/computer-medien-1/interview-wie-abhaengig-sind-wir-von-google--113388607.html
Brian Dean (Nov. 05, 2016): Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List URL: http://backlinko.com/google-ranking-factors
Matt Cutts: theshortcutts.com URL: http://www.theshortcutts.com/
Cox, B. (2001). Google Picks a Seasoned Exec. Retrieved from URL: http://web.archive.org/web/20041031180251/http://www.internetnews.com:80/bus-news/article.php/3_860491
Ghemawat, S., Gobioff, H., & Leung, S.-T. (2003). The Google file system (Vol. 37). Retrieved from URL: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.528.7565
Mangalindan, M. (2001). Google Names Former Novell Chief As CEO in Strategy to Raise Its Profile - WSJ. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from URL: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB99704575910000000
Alyson Shontell (Sep. 27, 2013): Here's What Google Looked Like The First Day It Launched In 1998 URL: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-google-looked-like-the-first-day-it-launched-in-1998-2013-9?IR=T




Created: 2013-01-15