Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford in 1995. Both in their early 20s, they began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub. 

By September 1997, they registered the domain name, with the mission of organizing the world's information. 

Thanks to The Internet Archive, we can revisit those early days and see exactly what Google used to look like. 

If you went to in 1997, here's what you'd see:

The first of the two links would take you here:

The link called "might-work-some-of-the-time-prototype that is much more up to date" would take you to this page:

By December, that was the official homepage, and if you navigated your way to "Help!" you'd get this explanation:

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