Happy 13th Birthday Google

The original Google homepage first appeared in November 1998. So it looks like Google is here to stay, having been around and developing for 13 years.google blog

There are other search engines but Google has managed to become a household name across the world. About 70 percent of all online searching goes through Google.

The name Google was derived from a misspelling of the word googol, a mathematical term for the number onegoogol followed by 100 zeroes.

I google, you google, we google.

The word Google was officially recognised as a verb in 2001.

Merriam-Webster defines Google as “to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web”.

Research Hint: Google tip 1


“A deceptively simple tool, the Control F allows you to immediately find the word you’re looking for on a page. After you’ve typed in your search, you can jump directly to the word or phrase in the search list. 90 percent of Internet users don’t know this, and spend valuable time scrolling through pages of information trying to find their key word.” Barseghian 2011


Barseghian, Tina. (2011). 12 Ways To Be More Search Savvy. Available: http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/09/cracking-the-code-to-the-best-google-search/. Last accessed 06/11/2011.

Google Inc.2011. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Retrieved6 September 2011, from all/comptons/article-301005

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