So let's take a quick glance at the major events since a couple of kids in Stanford started their BackRub service. BackRub shimmied onto the scene in January 1996, with an unsuspecting public unaware that the world as they knew it was about to change.
Page and Brin's engine -- initially called Backrub -- has always had the goal of giving its user the best possible end result, and that includes the most appropriate ads to supplement the organic search results or the content on the page.
True GoClick to Overture went okay - but then they had a great product in a growing market - just like BackRub and Google.but that was really prepublic launch. Seems Microsoft is moving to finalize the renaming of Live Search to Kumo, according to...
I used Lycos alot back then and was an early user of Google when a few college friends told me about this engine from Stanford called BackRub. You hear it all the time, "the world moves fast" with high speed connections and wireless access, we have...
But, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin started tinkering with BackRub in a dorm room at Stanford University back in 1996, no one imagined that they would triumph over AltaVista, Lycos, Excite and the other leading search engines of the day.
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trends on the Official Google Blog covers a great holiday gift, a way to see
your own top searches on Google. Very, very cool. You need Google Personalized Search active.
That led to the precursor of Google, Backrub. The Birth of Google at Wired, spotted
via Google Blogoscoped, has John Battelle recounting how Google came to be. Larry Page and Sergey Brin found each other obnoxious
Fortunately for Google's public relations team, the name Google replaced the search engine's earlier moniker, "BackRub. What's a Google? Should you be wary of Inktomi? Here's a look at the origins and meanings of the major search engines' names.
As Stanford graduate students, Page and Brin had been working together on a search engine they called "BackRub" since early 1996. Latest Google Happy Birthday Posts Google Turns 13: A History of Google's Birthday Doodles
The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine http://www-db.stanford.edu/˜backrub/google.html Page and Brin's initial paper describing not only how the search engine works but their ideas for using Google as a virtual research...
Small search engines and even experimental search engines make visits, such as Stanford's BackRub (the predecessor to Google). Search engines send out what are called spiders, crawlers or robots to visit your site and gather web pages.
BackRub/2.1 email@example.com http://google.stanford.edu/
stanford.edu such as: hake.stanford.edu The Search Engine Watch SpiderSpotting Chart On this chart, * is a wildcard, so *.infoseek.com would mean anything.infoseek.com
BackRub/2.0 firstname.lastname@example.org http://backrub.stanford.edu/ Crawler Report First request analyzed: Saturday, March 01, 1997 06:21 AM Last request analyzed: Sunday, June 01, 1997 06:55 PM Crawler Agent Name