TL;DR – Over the years, the web and the world have changed. Since our launch in 1997, Google Search has continued to evolve to help you access information in more helpful ways. Now you can explore every innovation over the past 23+ years — from the early days and when it was just 10 blue links to today where you can search what you see with Lens. Explore Search Through Time today.
Let’s take a closer look at some of Google Search’s most memorable milestones.
In this thread you’ll find…
2001: Did you mean?
2012: Knowledge Graph
2001: “Did you mean?” launches using the spelling algorithm
We launched our first spell checking feature, showing “Did you mean” with suggested spelling corrections. Previously, if your search had a misspelling, we’d help you find other pages that had the same misspelling, which aren’t usually the best pages on the topic.