Billions Perform A Google Search Daily
search is, by far, the most preferred since Google is considered by many as the
premier search engine. So much so that "to google" has become a popular phrase these days. If someone is
looking for something online, they are usually 'googling' it.
Billions of searches are performed on a
daily basis ! Somewhere in
the region of 3 billion to be exact. What a staggering amount ! And that is on Google alone.
Google uses complex algorithms to rank
websites in its index. Once you have done a Google Search for whatever it is you may be trying to look for, Google
returns the most relevant sites, with the most relevant one being in the #1 spot.
Google was conceived by Larry Page and Sergei
Brin in 1997, and was also launched on September 15th of the same year. Both were still at
college at the time. Back then they were competing against Altavista. Nowadays, whenever people look for almost
anything on the internet, they always head over to Google and perform a Google Search.
What type of information can one find on Google ? Virtually
Purchase your dream vacation in Africa (or anywhere)
View movie times at your local cinema
Locate lost friends and family
View live events
....and the list goes on.....
Once you hit the "search" button you will normally get the relevant results
for your query in a split second (and Google tells you how long the search took). Any Google Search will usually
display 10 results per page, also telling you the number of competing websites (usually meaning the number of
webpages with the keyword you searched for).
There are a few tricks that the
majority of people are unaware of where it comes to performing a Google Search. For instance, let's say you wanted
to find out the time in Mumbai. Instead of typing "what's the time in Mumbai ?", you simply type, "time Mumbai".
Saves you time.
Need to find the definition of a certain word, like antithesis, for example
? Simple. Type the word "define" followed by a colon (:) then hit search. define:antithesis. These days even
dictionaries are online. No need to carry that heavy book any more.
Want to see a map of a certain city, town, or even village ? Just type in
the name of the locale followed the word "map".
Did you just receive a phone call from an unknown number (US and Canada
only) with an unfamiliar area code ? Want to know where it came from ? Just type in, for example "562". That's
These are just a couple of the tricks when it comes to using Google Search.
Due to its popularity, Google has expanded to several countries, offering
searches in their respective languages. You can now perform a Google Search in Swahili, Tamil, French, Kurdish, Croatian, and Italian, amongst others. You
can perform a Google search in 124 languages.
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