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Google Search
Web search engine
Available in149 languages
RevenueGoogle Ads Edit this at Wikidata
IPv6 supportYes[1]
  • 1995; 29 years ago (1995) (first prototype)
  • 1997; 27 years ago (1997) (final launch)
Current statusOnline
Written in

Google Search (also known simply as Google or is a search engine operated by Google. It allows users to search for information on the Internet by entering keywords or phrases. Google Search uses algorithms to analyze and rank websites based on their relevance to the search query. It is the most popular search engine worldwide.

As of 2020, Google Search has a 92% share of the global search engine market.[3] By 2012, it handled more than 3.5 billion searches per day.[4]

Google Search is the

most-visited website in the world. Approximately 26.75% of Google's monthly global traffic comes from the United States, 4.44% from India, 4.4% from Brazil, 3.92% from the United Kingdom and 3.84% from Japan according to data provided by Similarweb.[5]

The order of search results returned by Google is based, in part, on a priority rank system called "PageRank". Google Search also provides many different options for customized searches, using symbols to include, exclude, specify or require certain search behavior, and offers specialized interactive experiences, such as flight status and package tracking, weather forecasts, currency, unit, and time conversions, word definitions, and more.

The main purpose of Google Search is to search for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web servers, as opposed to other data, such as

Knowledge Graph

Analysis of the frequency of search terms may indicate economic, social and health trends.

flu outbreaks and unemployment levels, and provide the information faster than traditional reporting methods and surveys. As of mid-2016, Google's search engine has begun to rely on deep neural networks.[11]

Search indexing