A Collection of Resources To Tell The Story of Google
“to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Can you imagine the web without Google? Can you remember the days when you had to rely on Excite, Yahoo!, WebCrawler, Lycos, Infoseek, and AltaVista?
In those days the search results were plentiful, but not accurate. The search engines would retrieve a long list of results but many of the results were inaccurate then Google (starting off as “BackRub,”) came along and the search results that were relevant. Now, you could find what you were looking for.
It was all due to the Google algorithm, PageRank, that involved using links pointing to a page to determine its popularity and relevance. Think of it as a voting system. If a variety of pages pointed to a page using similar anchor text (the text used in the hyperlink) then that page was popular and relevant to what the anchor text described.
Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim was so impressed with the search engine that he wrote out a check for $100,000 made out to Google Inc. Which remained uncashed until the two co-founders incorporated their newly formed company Google Inc. on September 4, 1998. Google opened its first office in Menlo Park, California.
Google filed for and received a patent for “PageRank” in 2001 invented by Larry page. The company also relocated to near Palo Alto.
In 2015 Google was restructured under a conglomerate named Alphabet With Sergey Brin as President, and Larry Page as CEO. In Addition to its highly successful search engine,
Google has created and acquired many innovative and useful products such as:
- Google Docs
- Android OS
- Google Books
- Google Translate
- See the complete list in the resources to follow
For the complete story of one of the world’s most successful tech startups see the following resources.
Sections in this post
- The History of Google
- Google Founders
- Google Executives
- The Google Mission Statement
- Business Strategies Used By Google
- Facts About Google
- The Impact of Google on The Tech Industry?
- The Economic Impact of Google
- Google Reports And Financial Statements
- Revenue Strategies
- Google Employee Relations
- Google Divisions And Subsidiaries
- Google Ownership And Investors
- The Main Competitors of Google
- Target Market & Marketing Strategies
- Products & Services Offered By Google
- Google Company Culture
- The Reputation of Google
- Google Company Complaints
- Google Failures
- Inside The Success of Google
- Google Articles And Stories of Interest
- Books Related to Google
- The Latest About Google
- Tweets Related To Google
- Videos Related To Google
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The History of Google
A company’s history is interesting. You can learn when it was established, its original operations, and how it has changed since the startup phase as well as the challenges the company may have faced.
This section focuses on the people that started the company. You can gain insights into their goals, ideas, foresight, and how they started the company.
Have a look at the following resources included in this post related to Google founders.
In the executive section, you’ll find information related to the management of Google. Management decisions play an important role in a company’s success. It’s not luck that makes a company successful, but planning, strategy, and leadership.
Below are resources related to the executives of Google.
The Google Mission Statement
A mission statement helps a company stay on track and focus on its goals, culture, and ensures everyone is on the same page.
A mission statement is for company employees as well as the public. It’s usually a broad description of the company’s focus and activities.
A company’s mission statement is the company’s public face, and it is commonly used in marketing materials.
Below are the resources I have included related the mission statement for Google
Business Strategies Used By Google
In this section, can get a glimpse of the strategist used by the company. The strategy a company uses can be the difference between success, failure, a mediocre business, or a huge success story.
Below you’ll see the resources included related to business strategies used by Google
Facts About Google
In this section, you’ll find facts about the company. I like going through the facts because in a page or two you can learn a lot about the company and if you find something that’s really interesting you can dig deeper.
Have a look at the resources below included in this post related to Google facts.
The Impact of Google on The Tech Industry?
This section focuses on the impact Google has made on the Tech industry, whether it is positive or negative. It’s interesting to see how a company can make a change in the entire industry.
See the resources I have selected that are related to how Google has affected the Tech industry.
The Economic Impact of Google
This section focuses on how Google has affected the economy locally or globally. A company that can impact an economy is one to note.
See the following resources related to the impact Google has on the economy.
Google Reports And Financial Statements
In this section, you can find out information such as the company’s profits, losses, net worth, liabilities, shares, owner’s equity, etc. that is available to the general public.
Have a look at the resources included below.
This section focuses on the main revenue sources the company targets, for some companies, it’s one main source for others it’s multiple sources of revenue.
Have a look at the resources to follow to give you an overview of the revenue strategies used by Google.
Google Employee Relations
Google Divisions And Subsidiaries
The division of a company is a part of a business entity. In other words, even if a division operates under a different name it’s still part of the entity.
A subsidiary is an entirely different company, usually owned by a larger company.
Have a look at the resources for Google subsidiaries and Divisions.
Google Ownership And Investors
In this section, you’ll find resources related to ownership, investors, and shares, related to Google. Below you’ll find the resources I have included for this post.
The Main Competitors of Google
This section focuses on direct and indirect competition for Google. Competition is good it drives innovation. If it wasn’t for competition businesses wouldn’t have to try so hard for your business.
Competition makes managers and owners come up with better ideas for products and services and providing the best prices they can.
Below you can browse through the resources related to the main competition for Google.
Target Market & Marketing Strategies
This section focuses on the target market and the marketing strategies used. Just as above targeting is an important process and without it your focus will be too broad and you won’t be able to zero in on the right marketing techniques.
The marketing strategy used by a company can make or break it. The right strategy can make millions while a poor marketing strategy can end up in bankruptcy.
Products & Services Offered By Google
This section offer resources related to core products and services offered by Google. Many large corporations have a large variety of products and services.
Some companies are so large and complex that they deal in a variety of industries that operate on a global level, which is known as conglomerates.
Have a look at the resources below for products and services offered by Google.
Google Company Culture
Here’s where you can gain an idea about the culture of the company. A Company’s culture includes the work environment, company values, expectations, ethics, and more.
See the resources included in this post for the culture of Google
The Reputation of Google
In the resources below, you’ll find information related to the reputation of Google. You’ll get insights as to how the company is viewed by the general public. A companies reputation is important a bad reputation can result in huge losses and the loss of public trust. A company’s reputation is an asset to any company and it’s important to maintain it.
Google Company Complaints
In this section, you can go through the resources to view the complaints, whether the complaints lead to a lawsuit or a viral rant, have a look at the complaints people have against Google.
Companies go through many phases, some are successful and some are miserable failures. Even though a company has failures, it’s a learning experience for management as well as other people.
Below are the resources I have included for this post related to Google failures.
Inside The Success of Google
Success can be the result of a small idea that was executed extremely well at other times it may be the result of a long term vision.
It’s interesting to study the success of companies and how people have dealt with managing a company that started off small and grew into a huge success story.
Have a look at the resources I have included in this post related to the success of Google.
Google Articles And Stories of Interest
In this section, you’ll find a mix of articles worth mentioning in this post related to Google.
Have a look at what’s included for this post related to Google.
Books Related to Google
Some companies are a huge success story or a miserable failure, with many lessons to learn. Have a look at books people have written for a complete overview.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Google
The Latest About Google
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest information related to Google including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, that can offer up-to-the-minute information about Google.