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How does Google Search work?

Updated on January 1, 2015

Google Search

Google search is truly powerful and in high demand today, and it has a long running history in conjunction with how the way the Internet functions as a whole.

Google is a corporation that takes their business seriously, and mainly because they not only house billions of customers, millions of clientele, and all under their online virtual clouds (Google Apps), they also have established themselves as the number one search engine (Link to how search works) on the entire globe.

This article digs deep into the history of how it all began, and what has come of the online world today. People are always in seek of useful information, things to laugh about, to cry, to become excited as in watching some funny or cool entertaining video.

They're also looking for alternative ways to earn income, to communicate efforts, to reach their family members and loads more reason for searching, and so Google will always be in business on the internet.

Google Search Powers

High Cost

This all comes at a great price to Google, and with such a huge responsibility as well as heavy burden to provide billions of online users with the best search results that money could buy, and yes money has a great deal to do with all that's going on under the Google umbrella sort of speak.

It's also the reason why they have no other alternative, but to do right by their customers, and global viewers as they are vigilant at making their search engine provide clean and pristine high quality results. (Reason for such updates as Google Panda, and Penguin)

Doing the right thing means that web developers, online publishers and the likes are currently being held to a much higher standard of digital excellence, making for a far better web to be utilized on Google's platform for internet search and all business purposes.


How it all began for Google

Lets all hop into a time capsule for a brief moment to get a much clearer idea as to how all this began on the Internet Super Highway, as they call it or formerly known by its nickname as the Web.

In the beginning days of the Internet, there wasn't much competition at all, there was many search engines however that played an active roll in helping computers make successful connection between one another, and the whole elements and factors of what is known as web surfing, and web related search began.

In the year 1997 the Google Search Engine was born, out of the minds and genius of two Stanford University graduates, who go by the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Things were very different back then on the Internet, where computers weren't really able to connect online using WiFi, and wireless connections to service providers worldwide. People weren't able to stream live videos from network to network as we can do today using Youtube, and the cool embedding tools web locations have today.

All these things have enhanced to functionality and display of computing powers online, and one thing that has taken center stage is a thing known as "Cloud Computing", which has made it all possible on the end of the computer companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google. So many others have followed such a powerful marketing win fall, using the Cloud's powers, and mostly today with social networking, social media, and social bookmarking becoming the new trends, with Facebook quickly taking center stage and now is the global leader of it all.


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What happened to Yahoo search

Back then Yahoo which is also another way to get around the web, had been ruling the online search game for the most part. At such a time they also had many online contenders, but hadn't the slightest clue what they we're about to be up against. As soon as Larry, and Sergey had put together their mind powers of computer science and eventual full application of computer engineering skills Yahoo had met their match, and then some.

Google was to surely become not only an arched rival to Yahoo, it had earned both Larry and Sergey a digital kingdom that's currently an unstoppable online Goliath today, towering over and dwarfing all others in terms of high demands for the most sought after, most refined, and accurate search results.

This was Google's humble beginnings, and before these two cool dudes decided to give their phenomenally accurate new search engine a astronomical title of sorts, they named it Backrub, Go Figure!

The online world is becoming more real each and every day


Google's Search Index - What's the inside scoop

The parameters that govern the way Google has chosen to index crawled information is imperative today in learning about, and this is simply a key to unlock the doorway to how anyone can seek to benefit, as soon as they decide to get into such a thing as web development, online writing, blogging or publishing web related content.

Below are many of the benefits of using search indexing

  • Search that renders the most relevant results
  • Accuracy of filtering out poorly made websites with low quality information
  • Redefining the web page ranking to fine tuned top ranked details
  • Rids the web of duplicate content, and malicious activities on fraudulent websites
  • Cleans up the streams of information so viewers can get a better experience
  • Helps to promote better wiser online business practices
  • Sets a higher standard of excellence in online web page development
  • Helps those who've managed to place their content into higher qualifying positions to earn their keep, in many ways to weed out the copy cat competition online.
  • Makes certain that those who try to game the system shall never rise up
  • Lets the world know that Google isn't playing games anymore, they mean business, and are only rewarding those, who go the extra distance at producing higher quality web content, that people can truly benefit from utilizing and no matter the size of the company or whom an individual may claim themselves to be.

This is what all of us have produced on 2011 on Google, Amazing!

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Google Zeitgeist - "Zeitgeist 2011: How the World Searched" (Quote by Google)

This is a powerful online world that many of us global users choose to surface today, and we all are currently being held at a much higher standard, and mainly because something truly detrimental has occurred to us all as online users.

We have experienced a global shift in the way the world does business, the global economy as a whole has a certain current dependency of sorts on how the Internet functions as a whole, and so with that being stated, as well as known by most walks of life today, we bear witness to a whole new way of experiencing life.

Google has unleashed social powers onto the web back in 2011, and gave it the title Google+. On G+ they allow for individuals, business, support groups, actors, lawyers, engineers, musicians, artists, web masters, and so many others from various professions and skill sets worldwide to connect, and communicate with one another in a kind of unique ensemble and delicately balanced virtual orchestra of sorts known as G+ Circles. They also enhanced it with such a thing as Google Hangout's (Link to article).

This is the organized chaos of the Internet


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How Google+ comes into the search factors

Google+ is now a super center for online communications, and has the true potential to bridge the online gaps of people learning how to make much more effective communications with one another. Their main competitor is Facebook, but Google knows very well that even Facebook cannot compete with their pursuits to dominate on every level of online business, as well as complexities of technology today.

This is why people will find ways to try to utilize Google as a mainstay, and especially if they're tech savvy, and can manage to master the ways Google expects them to become more effective at in terms of good, and fair online business practices.

Google search however, has emerged into the scenes by Google this year, and its become known as social search, where anyone who is logged into, and signed up to G+ will also have an online identity badge which fully represents that of their online identity as a Google user (Your real image you supply to your G+ profile), whether they choose to build into G+ as a Google business page owner or not.

They also recently have placed into action a way for your online identity to now become associated with all of your content you have chosen or choose in the future to publish. The content you decide to chose, will then be branded by your attached G+ ID photo to show up an any search results related to such content on Google.


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @rfmoran, thanks bro for the kind insightful comment you left for me up above, that was truly awesome indeed.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, you know how I do bro, its imperative to spread the word on all things technical.

      I just hope I can keep these hubs flowing because many folks out here in the digiworld definitely needs more help.

      Thanks man for the kind words and support as you always do Bill, cool beans.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Irc1785, thank you for taking the time to check out my hub here, that was so nice of you and I hope this info helps you in some way, and thanks for sharing with me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Faith Reaper, thank you your words make me feel like I'm doing the right thing here on hubpages for sure.

      Its tough for many folks to fully understand all of this tech stuff, and so yup I do my best to help when and where ever I can, also thanks for sharing with me as you been doing a great deal for me lately & I truly appreciate your support.

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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 

      5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      This is a great hub Mike. There has been a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth about Panda and now the link Disavowel tool. You have given an excellent and technically astute short history of the company that changed the Internet. Yes, what they really want to do, bless them, is to deliver relevant content and to weed out crap. Bravo Mike for a wonderful job. Voted up useful awesome and interesting. "Backrub'??? Who knew?

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mike, you are the master of information. I bow to your knowledge and your awesomeness. Whenever there is something I don't understand about technology, I can always count on your to clarify it for me. Great job, buddy! Have a great weekend!


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      Linda Crist 

      5 years ago from Central Virginia

      Wow! This is awesome. I thought I knew a little about google but it turns out that I didn't have a clue. I really enjoyed this. Voted up and awesome.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA


      Thanks for the very insightful hub on how Google Search works. This is outstanding and very detailed. The video Zeitgeist 2011 is profoundly amazing, as well as the very interesting Official Google authorship video. I am so glad there are people such as yourself who have much knowledge in this area and are willing to share this valuable information with all. I am about as far away from tech savvy as one get be, as I still have to figure out the SEO. LOL Thanks for explaining the benefits of using search indexing, which sounds very encouraging. Will have to take the time to study up on all of this great wealth of information you have shared here. Voted Way Up sharing

      In His Love, Faith Reaper


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