Once upon a time there was an iddy-biddy search engine that went by the name of Google. It was run by some of the most cleverest (sic) people in the whole wide world. But, it was the job of the Google to organize everything on the other www. – the world wide web.
As the Web got bigger, Google began to grow. Then it grew some more; and a bit more, until one day they had computers under the ocean and fired trained cartographer monkeys at the moon to make maps of it using only Google turn-by-turn Navigation.
Seriously, it’s all true. Check this infographic timeline out from 1997 onwards: