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How big is Google? – Bigger than you ever imagined

How Big is Google?

Bigger than you ever imagined!

Google-is-big-EditGoogle stock was recently going for more than $1,000 per share until they recently did a 2 for 1 split and were running at over $550 per share on 4/16/2014.

Ever wonder how Google got its name? A googol, besides being the name of the largest Internet search engine in the world, is the name of a very large number. This number is 10 to the hundredth power, written as a 1 followed by 100 zeros. To put it in perspective, there are seven quintillion five quadrillion grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. That’s a 75, followed by 17 zeros and that is nowhere close to a googol! The reality of all this is that there is not a googol of anything, although some have theorized that a googol might be the number of grains of sand in the universe (if, of course, the universe was made of sand).  🙂

Google is believed to be the most visited website in the world with more than one million data servers scattered throughout. Nearly all of Google’s revenue comes from their AdWords product (you know, those ads at the top and right of each search page that everyone says they never click). Google is projected to do 41$ of the U.S. Digital ad market in 2014 with Facebook running 2nd ad a very distant 8.2%.

In December, 2013, Googles search market share was running at a blazing 67.3 percent with Microsoft trailing at 18.2% and Yahoo at a paltry 10.8%. Google’s 7-year-old Gmail product, with a reported 425 million active users (disputed by ComScore), is now the largest email service in the world.

Forbes ranks Google 5th in terms of Most Valuable Brand, right behind Apple, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and IBM (all but one are technology companies). Google has been flirting with the 2nd place position for Most Valuable U.S. Company, trailing only Apple. A funny thing is that Yahoo! owned 8.4 million shares of Google before their IPO took place. 😉

Here’s a YouTube clip that explores just how big Google really is.

 

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