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July 24, 2006

Google Pages You've Never Seen (Part two)

Explore Google World from 2003."Work is hard and you need a break. A sun-soaked vacation is just the ticket, but where to begin? With Google there's a world of helpful, time-saving features right at your fingertips."

How to build a better query - useful tips.

Valentine's Day 2001
A Java applet that shows a heart and writes "I love you" in more languages. That was before designing logos for holidays and special events.

20 years of Usenet - including first mentions of Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Madonna, Britney Spears, Mac OSX and Google.

Statistics about html elements' usage. An average web page uses 19 tags.

In 2003 Google searched 3 billion documents. Now Google has more than 24 billion documents in the index. Also see why size isn't important.

Google ranks #1 in NPD search & portal scorecard measuring loyalty and satisfaction (in 2000).

Google Voice Search - search on Google by voice with a simple telephone call.

Google Keyboard Shortcuts - navigate search results without using your mouse.

Google Compute - put your computer to work advancing scientific knowledge when it's not helping you.

Site-flavored search - Enter the URL of a site, and Google will try to infer a profile for the site based on its content.

AdSense for Paper - Google has placed targeted ads in two magazines on behalf of AdWords advertisers.

Dilbert and the Google Doodle. The first and last Dilbert cartoon on Google.

Britney Spears spelling corrections. The data shows some of the misspellings detected by Google's spelling correction system for the query [ britney spears ], and how many different users spelled her name that way. The most common misspelling is "brittany spears".

Google searches related to 9/11. Also Google's condolences.

Google can help your business make more money: promo for AdSense, AdWords and Froogle.

AdWords 2004 - a presentation about AdWords with nice greyscale pictures from Googleplex.

Librarian Center - a newsletter with search tips for librarians.

This page used to be displayed when searching for "jew" because the first results were anti-jew sites and people were disturbed.

Looking for Picasa? What about Urchin?

Google pages you've never seen (part one)

Credits for some of the links: Neil Patel and Cristian Mezei.


  1. Thanks for theses pages
    I have already seen all them, except the page about Usenet.
    Good job Ionut !!!

  2. Site-flavored search is nice... ;)

  3. one question.
    how do you find these sites?

  4. By searching Google.

    Some searches:

    "2001 google" -video -answers -directory -press -people -papers

  5. Very very interesting list. I love google, i'd love to know more about google. And you give me what most people don't know about google :) Thanks.

  6. Why do you switch to Spanish Language when I try to add a comment? I'm reading in English... STAY on the language of choice! You DO NOT provide a choice or even ask...

  7. For the latest anonymous:

    This is a page created by (look at the address bar), so I can't control it. Blogger changes the language of the interface based on the language set in your browser. This is not the only site that uses this setting so if you don't want to see this in the future, change it (for Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Languages > set English as the first language).

    Also check this page (that uses the setting as well).

  8. Site-flavored search - Enter the URL of a site, and Google will try to infer a profile for the site based on its content. It doesn't work it would be nice, if it did

  9. Great stuff. Google got loads of "secret" pages!