Where did Google get its name?

Internet,Names 10 June 2011 | 1 Comment

Great question came in today! Where did Google get its name? It all goes way back to 1996 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin made their search engine. It was first called BackRub named for its analysis of the web’s “back links.”

In 1997 they decided to change the name and one day in september they had a brainstorming session about new name of their search engine. They had lots of ideas but they could not decide which one to use. At least Sean Anderson gave a good idea that everyone liked “Googolplex”. Larry responded with a short version of Googolplex and suggested Googol. They liked it and Sean made a search if domain is still avalible. But belive it or not, he made a typo mistake. He entered Google instead of Googol. Domain Google.com was free so they registered it. That’s how Google got its name. Domain was registered September 15, 1997.

Before someone asks what does googol mean?… Googol is one big number. 10^100 to be exact. And what is googolplex? Googolplex is 1 followed by googol zeros. So 10^googol or 10^(10^100).

I hope you now know what does Google means and where did Google get its name.

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One Response on “Where did Google get its name?”

  1. Micky says:

    That’s very interesting! I didn’t know that :)

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