Google Doodles

| June 24, 2013 | 2 Comments

Google Doodles

One of my favorite “cool websites” to go to now and again is Google Doodles. Yes, that’s correct I said “Google Doodles!”  Even the name is awesome; it just rolls off your tongue. I dare you to say it 3 times fast! Google Doodles, Google Doodles, Google Doodles, I love it!

What are Google Doodles?

We’ve all seen Google Doodles and most of us don’t even know it. Google Doodles are found on the Google homepage when you do a search.  They are the design changes made to Google Logos to celebrate holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and/or other special occasions.  Most often than not, they are also created to commemorate the lives of famous people, pioneers, artists, scientists and others,  people who have made an impact or a difference in our lives both past and present.

Google Doodles Webpage

You can actually view all of the Google Doodles ever made since they first began creating them by going to www.google.com/doodles/ .  Google has also setup a Google Doodles Store (I love that word, Google Doodle, lol) where you may purchase your favorite doodles on certain things such as mugs, stamps, tote bags, t-shirts and many more types of different items.  If you are also so inclined you may submit any ideas you have for doodles to Google by emailing them directly at proposals@google.com.  Just remember that their team receives hundreds of requests per day so unless you blow them away with an idea, you probably won’t hear back from them.

Check out the New Google Doodles Store! Enjoy 20% off ALL Doodle Gifts! Use Code: GOOGLEDOODLE

Women's Day as a Google Doodles www.redashes.com

Women’s Day – Google Doodle

Google Doodles Updates

There are a couple of ways you can keep up-to-date with any new Google Doodles that come out. Don’t forget as well that unless you look specifically for any doodles outside of your own country you probably will never see any Google Doodles made for Google Search homepages across other parts of the world. Reason being is that we don’t all celebrate the same holidays / anniversaries / people.  One specific celebration that comes to mind is the Chinese New Year.  Google.cn (CN is for China) is going to have a different doodle than Google.com, which in turn is going to be different from Google.jp (JP is for Japan).

So if you would like to keep up-to-date with all the Google Doodles that come out you can use one or all of these methods listed below…

RSS: http://www.google.com/doodles/doodles.xml
(Using an RSS Reader)

Doodle Tracker: http://www.doodle-tracker.com/en
(By submitting your email and being notified daily of any new doodles)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/doodletrackeren
(Follow Doodle Tracer via Twitter for any new updates)

Who’s Favorite Google Doodle?

The best part of all is that if you like Google Doodles, then you can vote for your favorite! Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites artistic students to compete with one another by making them think big and submit their redesigns for a Google homepage for millions of users to see.

This year one talented artist will see their design appear on the Google homepage; they will receive $30,000 scholarship, and will also win a $50,000 technology grant for their school!  Now that is amazing, and you can help choose the winner by visiting http://www.google.com/doodle4google/index.html and cast your vote.

Google Doodle on www.redashes.com - Douglas Adams 61st Birthday

Douglas Adams 61st Birthday – Google Doodle – Click on Image to view animation!

Recap!

URL: www.google.com/doodles
(View all of Google’s modified logos from past to present)

URL: http://www.zazzle.com/googledoodles
(The Google Doodles Store / Gift Shop – Use Code: GOOGLEDOODLE for 20% OFF any purchase!)

URL: http://www.doodle-tracker.com/en
(Stay up-to-date with the latest Doodles from Google)

URL: http://www.google.com/doodles/doodles.xml
(RSS Feed to stay up-to-date with the latest Doodles from Google)

URL: https://twitter.com/doodletrackeren
(@doodletraceren will keep you up-to-date via twitter for any new Doodles)

URL: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/index.html
(Vote for your favorite Google Doodle)

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  1. James Tremblay says:

    I didn't know there is a site where you can see the history of google doodles, thanks for the info

  2. Remarkable things here. I am very glad to look your article.

    Thanks so much and I am looking ahead to touch you.

    Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

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