Google is an internet search engine.
This logo was used during the developing stage at Stanford University.
This logo was used only for a month. Back then, the "G" was green.
The "G" is now blue, the logo seems smaller, the shadow is repositioned, and an exclamation point (!) was added, possibly to mimick the Yahoo! logo.
This is arguably the most familiar and popular logo among the Internet. The fontface is Catull BQ and the exclamation point was removed. On very old/outdated browsers (such as IE5 and older), this logo is still used instead of the newer one below.
This logo is just like the previous logo, except for the colours are brighter and the shadows have been reduced. The previous logo is still used as a secondary logo.
The white versions of the Google logo are used during times of great tragedy. These include the Polish aircraft disaster which killed President Lech Kaczyński, the Qinghai earthquake and the Gansu mudslide of China. It is also used when there is a background.
This logo only lasted a month as Google received a new logo the following month.
The white logo was updated in tadem with the main logo.
- Please help by adding the logos on google.com/doodles to the special logo pages.
On various days throughout the year Google change from their default logo to a stylised one with significance to the date. To see the special logos through the years, see the following pages:
- The word 'Google' is based on the word 'googol' which is a large number with one hundred zeros, implying the amount of search results.
- When searching, sometimes the word is extended, so it says "Gooooooooooooogle" or so on.