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How Google manages its homepage (05 Dec 2005)
Google has over 30 major services and tools. You can access eight of them directly from the homepage. Google decides what goes on its homepage based on a Darwinian process of popularity.

"To make it to the home page, a new service needs to be so compelling that it will garner millions of page views per day," Fast Company states. "Contenders audition on the advanced-search page; if they prove their mettle--as image search did, growing from 700,000 page views daily to 2 million in two weeks--they may earn a permanent link. Few make the cut, and that's fine."
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