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Bilal [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 28, 2007
9 years ago5,954 views

like a dream,

the project started as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. some snapshots are available here:

blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-0 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

This is a really cool insight. There are some new things in this I didn't known before this. Good work, I love this kind of thing

bad [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

did they spam all those emails?

Mike Cane [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

How does this fit into the Google history?

veoh.com/videos/v15695075yZsmX ...

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

searchenginewatch.com/showPage ...

Going back to 1997 – they spider was quite active, competing with the giants of the day like infoseek

Eric Eldon [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I've heard that back in 1996, BackRub used so much bandwidth that wide swathes of Stanford students and staff had trouble accessing the internet. No pain, no gain.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

wow :)

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

9 years ago #

Well, there's beginning to everything.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

And here's Google in 2000:

googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I've remembered that one of Google's April Fool's Day pranks included a SERP and tried to find other old search results pages. I couldn't find something older than 2000, so I continued to dig for more stuff about that year, which seemed to be very important for Google.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Grrrreat post and happy to help! I can't help but think that as time goes by these details will be of more and more interest to folks.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

That logo has to be the first!

After further research www-pcd.stanford was migrated to infolab.stanford
(


infolab.stanford.edu/~page/goo ...

) and last modified April 24, 1998.

The logo above is the same as:


google.com/logos/carlpgoogle.g ...


see at:
google.com/customlogos.html

Jorn Barger [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Before backrub there was 'rankdex'

beussery [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I thought that was a search engine too but I've never seen it listed:
robotstxt.org/db.html

Jorn Barger [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

groups.google.com/groups?q=ran ...

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