This logo was used during the developing stage at Stanford University. Google was, in fact, originally named BackRub.
This logo was used only for a month. Back then, the "G" was green.
Launched May 6, 2010, 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. This logo first appeared on a beta testing of the new look on November 8, 2009 before it fully premiered. Even though it was possibly replaced by the 2013 flat logo, this logo is still shown on some Google sites.
In 2013, the logo was remade in 2D. Notable differences also include a serifs of less-acute angles on the "G" and a connected horizontal bar on the "e". These were presumably done to make it more legible at smaller sizes.
White versions of the Google logo are used during times of great tragedy. Instances when the white logo has been used include the Polish aircraft disaster which killed President Lech Kaczyński, the Qinghai earthquake and the Gansu mudslide of China. White logos will also appear if you customized the main page of Google by adding background with the now-decommissioned iGoogle.
- Please help by adding the logos on google.com/doodles to the Doodles pages.
On various days throughout the year Google change from their default logo to a stylised one with significance to the date, called Google Doodles. To see the Doodles through the years, see the following pages:
This icon still appears on the YouTube help pages.