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Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative searc...
Google broke free of Stanford, incorporated, and launched its own stand-alone Website at google.com in 1998. The site first gained the attention of Web geeks who were drawn to its unusual name and superior search results.
Word spread, and within a few years, Google had become the most popular search engine on the Web.
Finding stuff online: 20 years of innovative search engines