When is Google’s birthday?

Celebrating birthdays are an exciting and important part of our lives and big companies also love commemorating their birthdays too.

Internet giant Google celebrated its 18th birthday last year, in September 2016, and next year Google will be two decades old celebrating a remarkable 20 years!

Google now has over 70 offices internationally and we’re certain Google HQ together with the other Google offices will be celebrating 20 years in style next year.

The idea for Google first came about in 1996 when University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin began thinking about innovation for a search engine during a research project. The idea was for a search engine that would position pages in order of the number of websites linked to it instead of unrefined structure used by others at the time. It appears Google was enlisted as a domain on 15th September 1997 and a year later on 4th September 1998 the company filed for incorporation.

The company traditionally marks its birthday with a doodle on the Google homepage on 27th September, however some years there have been celebrations on different dates and it would seem even Google is unsure about when it was formed.

Since 2006 Google’s birthday has been celebrated on 27th September, but here are the dates it was celebrated prior to then with doodles:

2003 – 8th September
2004 – 7th September
2005 – 26th September

It’s uncertain why Google has selected the 27th September, some say this may be because it’s the same date Google did its first birthday doodle.

Internet Live Stats www.internetlivestats.com says ‘Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide’.

Google is the world’s most popular search engine.

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