Search Google or Type a URL


What does Search Google or Type a URL mean?

Search Google or type a URL is a commonly occurring phrase, recognized by anyone who used the Google search engine in the past decades.

It is displayed with a semi-transparent font in the search bar and is often searched for by people, who are bored out of their minds with access to the internet.


What's the origin of Search Google or Type a URL?

The text appeared on Google’s search bar following 2005.

Bored students, office workers and anyone else not knowing what to do with themselves in front of a computer screen have been using the text to elude boredom.

Spread & Usage

How did Search Google or Type a URL spread?

The expression is still searched for up to this day, as of March 29th, 2021.

“Search Google or type a URL” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2018, with many other entries written since that time.

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