Originally known as BackRub, Google is a search engine that started development in 1996 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page as a research project at Stanford University to find files on the Internet. Larry and Sergey later decided the name of their search engine needed to change and decide upon Google. The domain google.com was later registered on September 15, 1997, and the company incorporated on September 4, 1998.
What helps Google stand out from its competition and helps it continue to grow and be the number one search engine is its PageRank technique that sorts search results. While being one of the best search engines on the Internet, Google also incorporates many of its other services, such as Google Maps and Google Local, to provide more relevant search results.
Other Google services
Android – The most widely used operating system for smartphones.
ChromeOS – Operating system developed by Google for laptop and portable computers.
Gmail – Free online email service with over 1 GB of storage.
Google+ – Google’s social networking platform.
Google Analytics – Google Analytics allows anyone with their own domain to monitor and create reports of visitors to their website.
Google Chrome – The most popular desktop Internet browser.
Google Docs – A free solution from Google that allows you to open Microsoft Office documents as well as share them with other users with Internet access.
Google Earth – A software program that allows a person to view almost everywhere on earth, get directions, find close shops and places of interest, and much more.
Google Images – Google search that allows you to search for images instead of text.
Google Maps – A feature that enables users to search for directions from one location to another, search for local businesses, and more.
Google Translator – Translate a foreign language web page or text into your language.
Youtube – Video service that allows users to freely upload videos and view others videos.