Google Search

Google Search
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Google Homepage.svg
Google Search homepage as of March 2020
Type of site
Web search engine
Available in149 languages
RevenueGoogle Ads
IPv6 supportYes[1]
Launched1997 (1997)
Current statusOnline
Written inPython, C, C++[2]

Google Search (known simply as Google), is a search engine provided by Google. Handling over 3.5 billion searches per day,[3] it has a 92% share of the global search engine market.[4] It is also the most-visited website in the world.[5]

The order of search results returned by Google is based, in part, on a priority rank system called "PageRank". Google Search also provides many different options for customized searches, using symbols to include, exclude, specify or require certain search behavior, and offers specialized interactive experiences, such as flight status and package tracking, weather forecasts, currency, unit, and time conversions, word definitions, and more.

The main purpose of Google Search is to search for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as images or data contained in databases. It was originally developed in 1997 by Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Scott Hassan.[6][7][8] In June 2011, Google introduced "Google Voice Search" to search for spoken, rather than typed, words.[9] In May 2012, Google introduced a Knowledge Graph semantic search feature in the U.S.

Analysis of the frequency of search terms may indicate economic, social and health trends.[10] Data about the frequency of use of search terms on Google can be openly inquired via Google Trends and have been shown to correlate with flu outbreaks and unemployment levels, and provide the information faster than traditional reporting methods and surveys. As of mid-2016, Google's search engine has begun to rely on deep neural networks.[11]

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  9. ^ Google (Tue June 14, 2011) Official announcement
  10. ^ Hubbard, Douglas (2011). Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities. John Wiley & Sons.
  11. ^ "Soon We Won't Program Computers. We'll Train Them Like Dogs". WIRED. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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