The most famous search engine in the world is a household name. Where in the first years you used the site to find information on the internet, in 2015 you can do a lot more with Google, such as planning and collaborating. The platform not only knows everything, but can also do (almost) everything. But how much do you know about Google?
Google used to be ‘Backrub’
In the infographic below from WhoIsHostingThis you will find 26 funny and bizarre facts about the Google brand. Because did you know that in the beginning Google could only process 30 to 50 pages per second? Now there are millions. And at that time, the entire SEO system was based VP Financial Email Lists on ten 4GB hard drives in a Lego case. And did you know that the platform has been active under a different name? “Backrub” is the original name of Google. You have to admit that ‘Googling’ sounds better than ‘Backrubben’, right?
Yahoo didn’t want to buy Google
And can you imagine the founders trying to sell their SEO system? Yahoo’s response was ‘no’, but later the competitor wanted to give 3 billion for it. A good decision by the founders of Google not to go into that, as the company is currently good for approximately 400 billion dollars.
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