Let’s face it, the Google homepage is boring. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could spice things up and customize the Google logo or perhaps change the Google logo to your own name? I’m here to tell you that it’s possible and this handy tutorial will help make your wildest personalized search engine fantasies come true. But first, a disclaimer:
It is not possible to change Google’s actual homepage logo unless you happen to be Google’s Vice President of Logo Decisions (I imagine such a position exists). No, in reality you will be creating a faux homepage with one of the many Google logo makers to hit the web. In return for this fun little tool, any ads you click on while using your faux search page may be credited to maker of the tool and they might earn a few bucks. If you are ok with that or just want to play with the tool and not actually use it for search, please continue.
Step One – Create Logo
Choose one of the two most popular logo makers or choose both, the world is your oyster.
(The most comprehensive tool. Lots of logo styles to choose from and possibly hours of entertainment. The actual search results will leave something to be desired.)
(This is my favorite tool. They’ve copied Google’s homepage almost perfectly and instead of the search results being filtered through their own weak custom search, everything redirects to Google’s actual pages. That means you get the real deal and no ad revenue goes to funnylogo.)
Step Two – Set as Homepage
This is optional but both tools have a button to set the custom logo as your homepage. Just look below the search bar after you have created your logo.
Step Three – Impress Your Friends
Just because you know your custom logo isn’t actually on Google’s homepage doesn’t mean your friends have to know. Send them a link your custom page and let them stroke your ego. Trust me, it feels good.