Facts about Google and Competition
Every day Google answers more than one billion questions from people around the globe in 181 countries and 146 languages. 15% of the searches we see everyday we’ve never seen before. Technology makes this possible because we can create computing programs, called “algorithms”, that can handle the immense volume and breadth of search requests. We’re just at the beginning of what’s possible, and we are constantly looking to find better solutions. We have more engineers working on search today than at any time in the past.
Search relies on human ingenuity, persistence and hard work. Just as an automobile engineer designs an engine with good torque, fuel efficiency, road noise and other qualities – Google’s search engineers design algorithms to return timely, high-quality, on-topic, answers to people’s questions.