View Source of Google.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

View Source of Google.com

Google_logoThe homepage of the number 1 search engine is home to crazy doodles, bizarre games and also the most visited page in the world (although Facebook is catching up fast).

So I decided to check out what the page looks 'under the hood'.

The first thing I noticed after pressing Ctrl+U to view the source of Google.com is a lot of JavaScript.

The developers at Google are made about efficiency and they must have used their in-house tool for minifying all that JavaScript:Google Closure Compiler.

Where the hell is the meta tag in Google.com?
A meta tag gives useful information to search engines about your site.

For example: Visit www.apple.com using Mozilla Firefox and press Ctrl+U. You will find the meta tag as under.

Now this meta tag (Description) appears in the Google search result as follows:


Google has only one meta tag on its homepage, but still if you search google on Google.com you will find the below text:
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.


This is not true for Microsoft's Bing search engine which has a meta tag :

meta content="Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions." name="description"

Did the Web developers at Google made a mistake or it seems intentional?

A simple search for Google returns the wiki page for Google as the first result, as it cannot find the meta tag for Google

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