Saturday, 4 June 2016

55 Fascinating Google Facts

Google is considered to be the largest search engine in the world and it has gained popularity through the years. There are quite a number of interesting facts about Google that most people may not be aware of. Here are 10 of such fascinating facts about Google.

Google Was Originally Known as Backrub

At the very beginning, the search engine was known as Backrub. When the company decided to change its name, they wanted it to be referred to Googel, which is a mathematical term for number 1 with 100 zeros. However, the word was misspelt and that is how Google was born.

Google Holds the Largest Index of Websites

At the moment, Google boasts of having indexed over three billion websites in the world. The most fascinating thing is the fact that it is able to run through all these websites in half a second at most. This means you need to apply proper strategies for your page to be ranked high among all these websites.

Google’s PageRank Technology

Google uses a search technology, which is known as PageRank. This name is derived from the co-founder, Larry Page, and it is used to assign a value to a website in regards to the relevance of the searched items. It is very difficult to manipulate this system since it seems to use a complicated algorithm. This is what upholds good SEO practices and rewards good websites.

Google Went Down

Google went down and could not be reached for 5 minutes on August 16, 2013. At this point in time, the internet usages declined by 40%. This is an indication of how much the world relies on Google for purposes of finding information.

Yahoo Was to Buy Google

In 1997, Google made an offer to sell the company to Yahoo for two million dollars. For some reason, Yahoo did not accept this offer and they made a counter offer of $ # billion in 2002 and Google had already established its value and as such it declined the offer.

Google’s First Tweet

Google has over 12.2 million followers on Twitter. The very first tweet that Google posted was; “I’m feeling lucky.” This was in binary code and Google uses Twitter often for updates and development.

Up to 20% of all searches appear on Google First

All the searches that are done every day on Google have never been searched before on any other search engine.

Google Homepage Languages

In a bid to accommodate as many people as possible, the Google homepage is available in 80 languages. This also applies to Google translate, which is quite convenient.

33% of Searches are done using Smartphones

Ensure that your website is compatible with smartphones so as to increase your page ranking. Google has an algorithm that measures mobile usability.

Google Earns Most Revenue from Advertising

These are some interesting facts that you should know about Google. If you are interested in more facts, you can take a look at BargainFox’s infographic that has more facts about Google.

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10 Reasons Bull Markets Steam Roll Bears

Sure all bull markets have pullbacks. And it's not uncommon for bull markets to have a few corrections. But each one breeds more bears with reasons and explanations for why the market shouldn't go higher. And as bears build up short positions in bull markets, they often get steam rolled… adding steam to the bull market.

Here are 10 reasons why bull markets often steam roll the bears:

1. At all-time-highs all holders are profitable. There is little fear and fewer reasons to drive them to sell.

2. There is no selling pressure on the holders of current positions so they aren't forced to sell.

3. With the majority sitting on their current positions, short sellers tend to be the primary ones selling.

4. As prices go higher, short sellers are then forced to buy back at those higher prices, creating buying pressure.

5. With the market holding key support levels, stop losses are rarely hit so there is less selling pressure coming from properly placed stop losses (or trailing stops). So bulls can let winners run.

6. The pressure picks up on traders and investors that missed the move higher. They then wind up “chasing” and buy stocks at higher levels after under performing the market day after day.

7. Buyers are waiting to buy dips at many support levels so they can get in at the first opportunity. As buyers want back in, this creates levels of support.

8. Central banks are on the side of the bulls. Traders can’t fight the FED.

9. Bull markets have no long-term resistance levels.

10. When stocks are under accumulation it is a long process for them to start being distributed again. It is a path mixed with many strong rallies. The short side of bull markets is not where the money is. The short side of bear market is not even an easy path.


Quote for the day

"Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." - Christopher Robin