The search bar hunts for the related texts and documents in the publicly accessible ones, which are originally offered by the web servers.Originally designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1997, the search option now offers more than 22 special features beyond the search capabilities.These include weather forecasts, airports, sports scores and even synonyms. Each component has a special feature and enables the search engine to deliver results according to the query related to the dates, temperatures, prices, money or unit conversions, etc.In 2011, the company introduced the Google Voice Search and Search by Image that enabled any user to search with the help of voice or images while in 2012, it introduced the Knowledge Graph and Semantic Search for the users of US.
Firstly, the prime reason that the home page is always so bare is the fact that the founders were not proficient with the HTML coding and needed a quick interface page. In fact, the founders also discovered that the submit button was long time coming and the only way to burst the Google page to life was by hitting the Return key.
This sparseness of the Home page led the early users were seen to stare just at the screen, and after a moment of blankness, the tester would intervene and usually ask, "what's up?" to which they replied, "we are waiting for the rest of it."To solve this issue, the Google Copyright message came into being and it was inserted in the probability of acting as the crude end of the page marker.
The third usage leap in the search came when the company first introduced an improved spell checker, giving rise to the "Did you mean..." feature in the search results.This introduction actually saw doubling of the traffic and in fact, the search engine actually had some very interesting discussions on the placement of the information as most people started using that. However, after much tests, they discovered that the placement at the bottom of the results was the most effective zone.
Next, the "I feel Lucky" tab was never used, however, Google refrained from removing it fearing a reduction in the fan following.Users also found to be fond of it, and it remained as the comfort button.
Orkut was the brainchild of a Google engineer and this meant that it didn't have to go through the normal UI procedures. Though, it has almost ceased its existence worldwide, it still remains a popular social media platform in Brazil.
Google continues to make changes in its algorithm to ensure results displayed are in accordance to the keywords searched. The last change ensured that the displayed results were in tune with the search and the next query; it was known as the Hummingbird update.
The platform has the largest number of translators working for them, and, it also uses the 20% / 5% rule to determine which terms to be included in the search preference.
They continuously run labs to monitor their users and lastly, the name "Google" was a spelling mistake wherein the original founders that they actually preferred "Googol."