Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google as a private company in 1998. Prior to that, the two utilized LEGO bricks to create storage compartments for the 10 4 GB hard drives that initially tested the Google PageRank algorithm when the search engine, still in its infancy, was just a grad school research project. So much has changed for Google and other search engines since that time!
Currently, there are more than 100 billion online global searches done every month, and 92 percent of adult internet users in the USA do a minimum of one search every day. More importantly, 42 out of 100 search engine users click on the highest ranking organic search result, ignoring all others. In fact, of the total online users performing searches each month, 75 percent never click past the first page of Google search result