Search Like You Are In 2001 - Google

2018 Oct. 10

Google in 2001

Today, in this article, we will cover how Google in 2008, let users search as if they were in 2001 & the changes that have taken place since 2001 & How does 'I'm Feeling Lucky option' in Google works, it features and many more things. Let's get started!

Google In 2001

Google in 2008 as it was its birthday celebration, provided users to search an old version of its index and the search results displayed that how much things have changed over the years. You could go back in time and search Google’s index from Jan 2001. What all occurred during that month AOL and Time Warner merged, Wikipedia was founded, George Bush first took office, and the Baltimore Ravens pounded the New York Giants to win Super Bowl XXXV.

  • Search engine optimization was known as search engine positioning and was very competitive at that time

  • Social Media was quite non-existent, and I’m doubtful what to make of the results from Facebook & Twitter.

  • Matt Cutts was not the web celebrity as he was quite famous from 2008 to 2016.

Google on 31st October 2008, announced the last chance to search through a 2001 Google version Index. A day before that is 30th October. Google further mentioned a warning to the search page as “Google 2001 will no longer be available after 31st October.

As mentioned earlier, let's understand how does I'm Feeling Lucky button works, applying I'm Feeling option without a search term and many more things 

How does ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ option Works

When it comes to Google they regularly work on its search engine to make it more efficient and faster, when you type in a phrase and press, click on Google Search button or press enter from your keyboard, Google Processes and gives you a result page that shows multiple websites related to your search query. Whereas I’m Feeling Lucky option bypasses or omits that search results page and directly goes to the page that is ranked first for the search query that you had entered.

Determined by your search query, generally, the first result is the best one, hence by clicking the I’m Feeling Lucky option you save few extra seconds parsing through the exhaustive list of search results. Just by clicking the option after you enter your search query.

If you are very confident that the first result in the Google search engine is closely related to the page that you want to find, then I’m Feeling Lucky is a convenient option, But it is not so convenient if you are anyway going to search from multiple websites.

Applying ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ Option Without a Search Team

If you just hover on the I’m Feeling Lucky Option and then click on it without entering your search phrase, Google will take you to the webpage that it feels you might enjoy, If you click on I’m Feeling Puzzled, you will be taken to a webpage full of puzzles. If you click on I’m Feeling Hungry, you will be taken to a web page with local restaurant options.

Multiple Option for I’m Feeling: A Distinct Feature.

After you start on the Google search page and before you enter your search query, staying on over I’m Feeling Lucky option provides with other moods. Those options change randomly.

Example, You might see I’m Feeling Hungry, I’m Feeling Generous or I’m Feeling Stellar.

Few other buttons for I’m Feeling

  • I’m Feeling Trendy: For Hot Trends on Google

  • I’m Feeling Artistic: Google Art Project

  • I’m Feeling Doodly: Odd doodle

  • I’m Feeling Stellar: For Image & Picture search

  • I’m Feeling wonderful: World Wonder Project by Google

  • I’m Feeling Hungry: Local Search For Hotels & Restaurants

  • I’m Feeling Playful: For Interactive doodle

  • I’m Feeling Puzzled: A Day question by Google


Let's Hope that Google will again enable its old interface Google in 2001 for a short period of time so that people can imagine how Google has changed over the years and I believe now you have a better understanding of I'm Feeling Lucky option by Google. 

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