Take a look at a journey of Google.com from the first day of its launch in 1998

Have you ever wondered how was Google in 1998? How did the first Google.com looked like? Here’s a video that will give you a tour of Google.com user interface changes from 1998 to 2020.

Evolution of Google Search Engine

I combined 257 screenshots taken from internet archive to create this video. Every time Google launches a new service or product it highlight on its search engine. As a result of this, I was able to get following highlights from screenshots.

Highlights from Google in 1998

  • December 1998 – Google launched its beta version

Highlights from Google.com screenshots (1999-2010)

  • October 1999 – Google launches its first version of worlds largest search engine website
  • November 1999 – Google wins PC Magazine’s technical excellence award for innovation in web application development
  • April 2000 – Google launches affiliate program
  • August 2000 – Google launches web directory
  • October 2000 – Google launches AdWords, do-it-yourself advertising platform
  • March 2001 – Google launches beta version of Google translate
  • August 2001 – Google launches google groups discussion forum
  • September 2001 – Google launches News and Resource
  • October 2001 – Google adds a new UI for its search engine with menu item on top of search box, with image as the new menu.
  • December 2001 – Google adds google documents to google search
  • May 2002 – Google launches Google’s cost-per-click AdWords
  • September 2002 – Google adds News menu to its searches
  • March 2003 – Google Started giving expert search tips
  • December 2003 – Google launches Froogle, Google’s product search service
  • February 2005 – Google adds Local shopping to google menu
  • September 2005 – Google adds personalized Home option on its search engine
  • November 2005 – Google adds Sign in option
  • March 2006 – Google launches Google Finance
  • March 2007 – Google changes Google Local to Google Maps
  • August 2006 – Google launches Video and Google Calendar
  • May 2007 – Google launches a new UI with top menu and iGoogle
  • October 2008 – Google starts selling the G1 phone
  • March 2010 – Google adds Travel the world option on search engine
  • August 2010 – Google launches Google voice
  • November 2010 – Google launches Instant Previews

Highlights from Google.com screenshots (2011-2020)

  • May 2011 – Google tries new UI with setting icon
  • October 2011 – Google beta SSL secured Google engine (Secured Socket Level) to its search engine. Google Earth Celebrates one billion downloads.
  • November 2011 – Google adds a “+Google” option to its search website
  • July 2012 – Google launches new office maps
  • March 2013 – Google launches Google Nose
  • June 2015 – Google launches Google Play
  • July 2015 – Google launches free radio with Google Play Music
  • September 2015 – Google launches Google app for iOS and Android
  • November 2015 – Google launches On Hub home Wi-Fi router
  • October 2015 – Google Introduces Pixel, phone by google.
  • October 2017 – Google launches Grow with Google
  • May 2018 – Google reimagined Google News
  • October 2018 – Google introduces Google Home Hub and Google Pixel 3
  • November 2018 – Google launches Pixel Slate

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