Quick Answer: Why Was Google Called BackRub?

Back sometime in the late ’90s, Larry Page and Sergey Brin were two graduate students at Stanford.

They had been working on a search engine and had given it the name BackRub.

You know, because their search engine searched through backlinks… right.

Why was Google first name BackRub?

The name Google was designed to be a twist on the word ‘googol’. Before being called Google, its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin called it BackRub, because the search engine relied on backlinks to estimate the importance of sites.

Why is Google named?

Eventually, they changed the name to Google; the name of the search engine originated from a misspelling of the word “googol”, the number 1 followed by 100 zeros, which was picked to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.

Was Google supposed to be named googol?

After all, in 1997, Google still needed a name. The Google name itself is actually a misspelling of “googol.” And a googol is a mathematical term meaning “10 raised to the power of 100.” So, in other words, that’s 1 with 100 zeroes behind it.

When did BackRub become Google?

August 1996