50 Amazing Google Facts and Figures



  1. The original nickname was BackRub due to the backlink technology used to determine site importance but eventually changed the name to Google originating from the misspelling of the word “Googol (the mathematician’s term for the number one followed by one hundred zeros) to signify the large quantities of information for people that it would provide.
  2. Google began as a research project in 1996
  3. Google.com domain went online in 1997
  4. The first funding of $100,000 for Google was provided by Andy Bechtolsheim the co-founder of Sun Microsystems
  5. The CEO for ‘Excite’ George Bell rejected to buy Google when it was offered to him for $1 million when Brin and Page were finding the search engine taking  up to much time from their research in 1999
  6. The first round of venture capital of $25 million was provided in 1999 by Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital 5 years before it floated
  7. Google incorporated in 1998
  8. 30 million pages indexed in 1998
  9. 1 billion pages indexed in 2000
  10. Eric Schmidt named CEO in in 2001
  11. Acquired Blogger in 2003
  12. Adsense launched in 2003
  13. Gmail launched in 2004
  14. Google IPO in 2004
  15. 8 billion pages indexed in in 2004
  16. Acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion
  17. 1 Trillion pages indexed in in 2008
  18. Android announced in 2007
  19. Chrome launched in 2008
  20. 1.8 million shares given to Stanford University for its PageRank Patent sold by Stanford in 2005 for $336 million
  21. It currently runs over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world
  22. Google search handles over 1 billion searches per day
  23. 7.2 billion daily page views
  24. 87.8 billion monthly worldwide searches conducted on Google sites
  25. Google’s global search market share is 85%
  26. Daily visitors to Google is 620 million
  27. Google.com’s worldwide ranking is number 1
  28. Revenue in 2000 was $19 million
  29. Profit in 200 was a loss of $14 million
  30. In 2009 Google’s revenue was nearly $23 billion
  31. In 2009 Google’s profit was $6.5 billion
  32. 97% is the percentage of revenue from advertising
  33. Stock price at its IPO in 2004 was $85
  34. Stock price in 2010 was $535
  35. Over 19,000 employees
  36. 37% are research staff
  37. 37% are sales staff
  38. A ‘Noogler’ is a new person at Google
  39. 45% of Google’s products are currently in Beta
  40. YouTube market share is 39.4%
  41. 270,000 words a minute are written on Blogger
  42. 146 million Gmail users
  43. Google analytics is used on 57% of the top 10,000 websites
  44. 400,000 new Android devices are activated every day
  45. 100 million activated Android devices
  46. 200,000 Apps available for the Android
  47. 4.5 billion Apps have been installed from the Android Market
  48. Google’s Android mobile operating system is the world’s leading smart phone platform surpassing Nokia and Apple with a 33% share
  49. 33 million Android operating systems were shipped in the the fourth quarter of 2010
  50. The Google Driverless car named the ‘Stanley’ won the DARPA Grand challenge and the $2 million in prize money from the US Department of Defense in 2005
50 Amazing Google Facts and Figures 50 Amazing Google Facts and Figures Reviewed by Govind Dasila on 5:52 PM Rating: 5

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