elgooG

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elgooG
ElgooG.png
Screenshot
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elgooG homepage
Type of site
Web search engine
OwnerAll Too Flat
URLelgoog.im
Alexa rankNegative increase 12,602 (Global, September 2020)[1]
Launchedc. 2002

ElgooG (Google spelled backwards) is a mirrored website of Google Search with horizontally flipped search results, also known as a "Google mirror". It was created by All Too Flat[2] "for fun", which started to gain popularity in 2002.[3] The site found practical use in the People's Republic of China after the domestic banning of Google, circumventing the Great Firewall.[4] A WHOIS request shows that the domain elgoog.im [5](formerly as elgoog.com) was registered to Google Inc. since 2000, but it is currently for sale.[6]

Features[edit]

Under the mirrored search box there are some extra features.

Some of the current features are listed but not limited to:

  • Reversed google homepage.
  • Underwater google that can spawn in fish and gold coins to the screen when searched.[7]
  • Google Gravity, the homepage will fall to the bottom border of the screen.[8]
  • Classic Google T-Rex game[9], has an auto jumper.[10]
  • Google Pac-man.[11]
  • Google Guitar, only works in Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers, not including chrome.[citation needed]
  • Snake google easter egg.[12]
  • An IP locator. Endorsed by third party.
  • Bing mirror, operated by the same[citation needed] person.[13]

There is also an Amazon Mirror under the domain noza.am.

Searching[edit]

If something is searched in the search box, it will appear mirrored and, instead of searching for what was typed, it will search for "Google Tricks List". When a website is clicked, it will proceed to do the trick mentioned in the title.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "alexa.com Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ "All Too Flat". www.alltooflat.com. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  3. ^ "Google Mirror FAQ". All Too Flat. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ Knight, Will (2002-09-06). "Google mirror beats Great Firewall of China". New Scientist. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
  5. ^ "ElgooG".
  6. ^ "Whois Record for elgoog.com". DomainTools. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
  7. ^ https://elgoog.im/underwater Underwater
  8. ^ https://elgoog.im/gravity Gravity
  9. ^ https://elgoog.im/t-rex T-Rex
  10. ^ https://elgoog.im/t-rex/?bot T-Rex bot
  11. ^ https://elgoog.im/pacman Pac-man
  12. ^ https://elgoog.im/snake Snake
  13. ^ https://gnib.org Bing mirror - gnib