Google’s Free WebSearch Service Surpasses 13,000 Subscribers

Easily Integrated Into Any Website, Google Provides the Only Free Service That Offers Customized and Co-branded Search Results

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 22, 2000 – Google Inc., one of the fastest growing search destinations on the World Wide Web, today announced that its Free WebSearch™ program has surpassed more than 13,000 subscribers in the month and a half since it was launched. Free WebSearch provides websites with customized, high-performance Internet search capabilities without the hassle of hosting or configuring expensive software.

"Reaching more than 13,000 business and personal homepages in such a short time demonstrates the widespread appeal of Google’s search services," said Sergey Brin, president and co-founder of Google. "Google Free WebSearch offers websites a high-quality search tool that makes navigating the web fast and easy."

Google’s Free WebSearch service provides site visitors with the same speedy and accurate search results that has made Google an award-winning search destination site. Google makes it easy to add FreeWebSearch by providing all the tools necessary for set-up, co-branding, and customization. Google search fits seamlessly into the design and layout of any website. Free WebSearch can be easily added to any website by filling out and submitting the short online registration form at

"Google search enhances our site and allows our visitors to find precisely what they want on the web quickly," said Nancy Wylie, creative services manager for, Southern Oregon’s leading on-line news source. "Google WebSearch was also easy to integrate. We were up and running right away because registration, customization and co-branding took just minutes. Google Free WebSearch is the best find on the web."

Google Industry Awards

Google’s award-winning search engine was named to Time magazine’s "Best Cybertech of 1999" list and received the 1999 PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award in the Internet Infrastructure: Web Applications category. In addition, Yahoo! Internet Life named Google the Best Search Engine Site in its recent "100 Best Sites for 2000" issue, and Smart Computing magazine included Google as one of its "50 Hot Technologies" in its January 2000 issue. The Google search engine also ranked first overall in a third-party survey of search and portal users in the last quarter of 1999. The competitive survey, conducted by NPD Online Research, found that Google ranked first overall among 13 leading search and portal sites in user satisfaction and loyalty. Google’s remarkably strong debut performance in the industrywide survey positions it as one of the most highly regarded destinations on the Internet today.

About Google Inc.

Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey Brin to create a new generation of powerful, scalable search engine products to improve the user experience of searching the web. Based on four years of advanced research in computer science, Google is dedicated to providing the best user search experience by delivering a powerful, yet simple-to-use format for finding the most relevant answers to search queries.

Google currently offers search solutions through its own destination site at The company also offers co-branded search solutions for information content providers. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., is privately held. Its funding partners include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. More information about Google can be found on the company’s website at


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