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5:02 am on Sep 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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4 years old.
5:36 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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:)

Amazing how something can go from being a university project to the webs most popular search engine in such a short space of time.

5:47 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've just noticed the cake on the front page - happy birthday Google! :) I can't believe it's so young... amazing.
6:12 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Just a comment concerning "macks" posting.

Don't all major web sites start as a university project :)

We all have to start somewhere. Just was a thought, nothing ment by it... And yes Happy Birthday GOOGLE!

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6:17 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Happy birthday! :)
6:20 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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what kinda cake :P happy bday - so young yet so old :)
6:35 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Happy birthday to the best search engine on the planet. ;)
6:38 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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There is one thing that always amazes me and that is...

"Google and yahoo where both projects of stanford university"

One other thing that always makes me think...

Google was still in development and the founders where trying to seek out clients for their search technology. At this point they had little interest in becoming a search engine. One of the people they contacted was David Filio, (co founder of yahoo)who activly encouraged them to create a search engine company, and agreed the technology was sound. He also added...

"When it's fully developed and scalable", he told them, "let's talk again".

Even back in 1998 yahoogle was being conceived.

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Happy Birthday Google!

I think instead of giving all of us *Cake*, Google should take away all the PR0 blessings from websites owned by members of Webmasterworld - and give all the (penalty sites) a fresh start.

I think, that would surely make it a *Great* Birthday.

[edited by: NeedScripts at 7:16 am (utc) on Sep. 27, 2002]

7:09 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Happy Birthday Google! - Now, where is my birthday party invitation? I will accept a small piece of birthday fruit cake as a substitute.
7:49 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Happy Birthday!
8:13 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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< H 1 > Happy Birthday Google < / H 1 >
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4 years only? must be more ,i habe some feling i used google back in high school wihich is 8 years ago.wow ,in 4 years they acheived very mcuh.happy birthday although google doesnt like my sites last year.
8:31 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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:) HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)
8:35 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I find it truely amazing that quality won over money in this day and age.

I find it astonishing how the other search engines did not react appropriately.

I would guess Bill Gates will have to admit he really missed out on this one.

Well done Google and lets hope there is still room for another "quality upstart"!

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:) Happy Birthday Google! Nice logo, and thanks for the presents (I like this update).

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8:55 am on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Tanti Auguri! Still in a league all of your own. As for this update - when the dust settles, you'll still be seen to be on the money. And not in the literal sense. Quality will out.
12:38 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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They are really 8, because everything on the net runs in double time. NetYears like DogYears!
2:01 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Happy B'day Google Girl :) ...

Hey Google baby... i will always love you even after you dumped me this update. I will always try my best to make you happy...to get your attention :)

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4 years old, the next year as every year will be interesting times for google's growth or demise, as FAST continually adds to its algo's, and teoma is still gaining unique's at a rapid pace, also the possibility of Yahoo switching to Ink, and MSN < the big boy, who are they going to buy!

Fair play to the Google team.

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wow... four years and counting... just think, it seems as if Google has always been there...
Happy Birthday!
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For me, the amazing thing about Google is that it has remained clean, uncluttered and (compared with the competition) relevant for so long.

They've had plenty of chances to sail (or rather sell) their results down the river; instead they just keep on getting stronger.

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Happy birthday to a great search engine! Four years already...
3:21 pm on Sept 27, 2002 (gmt 0)

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good point CIML, they have been one of the best engines, by far for there availability to all comers, wishing to have their sites listed and ride the PR wave.

Hence Congrats, are due to the google team for their past, current policies, and hopefully there future policies will stay inline with free submission, and listings.

4:26 pm on Sept 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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To celebrate Google's b-day I've put together a look at a look at several early Google home pages, key documents, etc.

You can find the collection here [resourceshelf.freepint.com].