Google has had an excellent year. At the beginning of the year, Bill Gates famously said, “They kicked our butts” about Google’s domination of and enormous profits on search, but promised a MSN Search engine within a year. Google began the process of going public. Yahoo freaked out and announced its new search engine and plan to dump Google as its results provider the next day. Google released Orkut, which everyone was convinced was the next big thing is social interaction.people to the world’s information and enhance the overall user experience of the web.”
Google Builds World’s Largest Advertising and Search Monetization Program
Company introduces automated content-targeted ads; Advertising customer base surpasses 100,000
“Google remains committed to developing services that bring significant value and return on investment to our advertisers, partners, and users worldwide,” said Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman and CEO. “Through superior relevancy and simple design, Google’s many innovations connect people to the world’s information and enhance the overall user experience of the web.”
Year-End Google Zeitgeist – Search patterns, trends, and surprises
Track the course of the past 12 months on the timeline and graphs plotting the most popular search terms as they occurred throughout 2002. Check out the year’s top gaining and declining search terms as well as the most popular brands, music, movies and women on the web as seen by Google users.
Google doodles, the drawings that are designed on, around and through the Google logo on the Google home page, have long been part of Google’s history. As a Google intern in 2000, Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang began celebrating and marking worldwide events and holidays with doodles. Since then, the work of the doodle team has been seen by millions and reached cult status, with fans waiting with bated breath to see the next creation on the Google homepage.
Google: doodle4google doodler
My Top five Doodles from 2001:
Chinese New Year
January 24th 2001
History.com: The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century
Doodle 4 Google: Time lapse video of Google Doodle creation
A time lapse video that shows Chief Google Doodler Dennis Hwang draw a Google Doodle from start to finish. He creates a doodle that commemorates the Lunar New Year and invites students to join the Doodle 4 Google art competition.