Google at 20 with an astonishing transformation- lets take a look at when it was first launched

Google has changed a lot in 20 years. While the company’s primary colors in the logo and the search engine’s name has stayed the same, the company has added a ton of new products, including Gmail, the world’s most popular webmail product, and Android, which powers most of the world’s smartphones.

Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page back in the company's early days.                              Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page back in the company’s early days.

  • Google will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its search engine launching on Thursday.
  • It’s changed a lot in 20 years.
  • For a peek at what Google’s search results looked like back then, search “Google in 1998.”

Google turns 20 years old this month.

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The company’s official birthday is September 27, 1998, which is when Google first launched its webpage.

In the 20 or so years since then, Google has changed a lot — while the primary colors in the logo and the search engine’s name has stayed the same, the company has added a ton of new products, including Gmail, the world’s most popular webmail product, and Android, which powers most of the world’s smartphones.

Thankfully, the search page has stayed relatively minimal.

Here is what Google looked like when it first launched:

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If you want the full retro experience, you can see what Google’s search results looked like back then by searching ”Google in 1998”

Here’s what that looks like presently:

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What’s particularly interesting is the links to other search engines at the bottom of the search results. Except for Yahoo and Amazon, most of those websites are defunct these days.

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