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Google Facts From Press Day

Here are some facts about Google, from the Press Day event that took place in Paris this week, captured by Tony Ruscoe.


  • When Google started we indexed 25,000 web pages – today we index billions. Each time we index the web it’s grown by 10 to 25%.
  • As the web grows, search becomes more important. It’s like a library – the bigger the library, the more important the index.
  • 20 to 25% of Google queries have never been searched before.
  • Google’s PageRank algorithm uses more than 200 signals to determine the rank of a website.
  • iGoogle was our fastest growing product last year (2006). People have personalized their iGoogle homepages with over 10,000 free gadgets.


  • The Google Book Search index includes books in over 90 languages.
  • Google’s machine translation service is available in 12 languages.
  • Google operates in 112 languages including Breton, Reto-Romanic, Catalan, Kurdish, Frisian and Gaelic.
  • Universities in Rwanda, Kenya, Japan, Egypt, Ireland, the Ukraine, Michigan and Arizona are all using Google Apps for Education.

Corporate culture


  • Of the $10.6bn Google generated in revenue last year, $3bn was handed back to our publishing partners through AdSense.
  • In the first quarter of this year Google generated over $1bn in revenues from our partners.

Source:→ googlesystem

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