We all know what Google is, but who are they?

Google has widely become the largest search engine in the world and seems determined to keep their broad stance. With that said, who is Google and who are the people that make major development decisions?

Larry Page

Larry Page, best known as co-founder of Google and now the CEO, started his computer career at a young age. With a father and mother who were both computer science professors at Michigan State University, Page was continually surrounded by computers and Popular Science magazines.

After graduating from University of Michigan with a bachelor degree in computer science, Page attended Stanford University and received a Master of Science in computer science and started a Ph.D. During his time at U of M, Larry created an inkjet printer out of Lego pieces.

While studying for his doctorates degree from Stanford, Larry Page met Sergey Brin, the other co-founder of Google. While studying they began researching the patterns of linkage among different sites on the World Wide Web. From these studies, “PageRank” was created.

Sergey Brin

Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Russia before immigrating to the United States when he was six years old. Mr. Brin studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Maryland.

After his studies at University of Maryland, Sergey decided to pursue a Ph.D. at Stanford University where he met Larry Page.  Brin was referred to by The Economist as an “Enlightenment Man” and a man who believes that “knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance.”


After becoming good friends at Stanford, in 1997 Sergy and Larry registered the domain name Google.com with the mission “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” As we all have seen, Google is now the leading search engine and controls the majority of all searches made in the world.

In November 2009, only 12 years after starting Google, Forbes Magazine named Brin and Page as the fifth most powerful people in the world. Brin and Page have not only contributed to the success at Google, but always provide and support many philanthropic causes. Google.org is an example of their attempt in the alternative energy industry to find wider sources of renewable energy.

So Where Does Google Go From Here?

Sticking with their original mission statement of “organizing the world’s information” Google continues to provide algorithm updates that make searches more relevant and accurate. While many people constantly struggle to find ways of showing up on top of Google’s searches, the most important thing is that your content is unique and your information is genuine. Contact your local SEO services to find more ways of get ahead in the eyes of Google, or should I say in the eyes of Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Jamie Bates
Online Marketing Director