What and how different was Google compared to other search engine that enabled it to dominate the other search engines?

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What and how different was Google compared to other search engine that enabled it to dominate the other search engines?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Pagerank. Basically rather that just showing you results that happened to match the words that you searched for, Google would arrange the pages in order of “importance”. The way it determined this was how many other pages were linking to that page and how ”important“ those pages were. So if the New York Times website was considered important, and it linked to your website for some reason, that would make your website important as well. This algorithm has changed quite a bit since then, but that was how it originally worked.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Google was like the kid in school who always had answers. While others were guessing, Google studied hard, provided accurate info, and won the popularity contest.

Anonymous 0 Comments

When Google first started it had two features that made it popular:

* it had an extremely clean interface with a simple search box without the clutter and advertising that were features of its (then) competitors’ search pages

* its pagerank system that ranked site search results based on the quantity and quality of sites that linked back to the target site. This was a substantial improvement over its competitors which simply ranked sites based on keywords. Google’s ranking system was harder to “game” and resulted in substantially higher quality search results.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Google ingests tons of organic user activities from Chrome client to allow it to index and rank the results better. If you don’t opt-out, Google knows almost every link / page you visit online through Chrome.

see it yourself: [https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity](https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity)

Anonymous 0 Comments

Google was like the kid at school who did their homework first and best, so everyone wanted to copy them. It’s all about relevance and simplicity, folks!

Anonymous 0 Comments

The name bring catchy and easy to spell is important too. Before Google Yahoo was the most popular search engine.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Eli5: it found stuff in an actually useful way

The idea behind was pageranking and value the incoming and outgoing links.

That together with automated classification and using the keywords of pages linked together to find relevant knowledge clusters made a difference.

(update:grammar)

Anonymous 0 Comments

Google was like the cool new kid who did homework better and faster than everyone else, making it the class favorite in no time.

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