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(Internet Archive: Wayback Machine)

The Evolution of the Homepage

Using the WayBack Machine, we looked back at how the homepage has changed since the early days of the Internet

Google, January 25, 1999

Google homepage
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When search engines like Google and FAST (Fast Search & Transfer) hit the scene, surfing the web became more sophisticated. Instead of requiring users to type in painfully long URLs and directing traffic to homepages, Google rated the relevance of a web page to a particular search query based on how many other web pages linked to it. With prototypes for products like computerized glasses, a part of Project Glass, currently under development, Google has come a long way since ’99. We’re guessing they still party like it is though.

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