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Google is the most popular search engine on the Internet.

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Google is the most popular search engine on the Internet and has quickly become a household word associated with Internet search in the same way "Kleenex" is synonymous with tissues. Google works by crawling sites on the Internet. Search "spiders" go out and continuously crawl sites to make it possible to search for anything and get fairly up-to-date results.

The service became immensely popular due to its simplicity and speed. still takes you to a stark, white start page with a simple form to write in your search. In addition to an enter button, Google has also become somewhat famous for its eclectic "I'm feeling lucky" button, which takes users straight to the top search result's page

In addition to regular Web results, over the years Google has also added search options for pictures, videos, news, blogs, and more than a dozen other Google services.

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