Google Inc. will spend $1.9 billion to buy TogGl, a company that sells software designed to improve the performance of Google search engine.
The search giant also will acquire an unspecified number of patents relating to search engines, including ones related to search performance and the way people search online, according to people familiar with the matter.
The company is also buying the software company.
Toggl is a software development platform that lets websites improve their search engine performance.
The software is used by search engine companies to improve their online rankings and help them to improve results on their pages.
TogGL sells to large companies that make web content and apps, including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Tiggl has been used in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan.
The companies did not disclose the exact purchase price or where the purchase is located.
Tiggl is developing software that helps websites improve the search engine’s performance by analyzing data from a large number of web sites and analyzing the results.
Google will be using the software to help improve its search engine, which is the top search engine in the world.
Google also uses the software in its own search engine for personal search, as well as for its own social networking sites.
Togsgl will operate out of Google’s Sunnyvale, Calif., headquarters and will make the software available through the Google Play store.
Google has not yet made any announcements about the deal, and Google said it is not disclosing any details about the terms of the deal.TOGGL makes use of a tool called “search engine optimizer,” which helps Google improve search performance by measuring how much traffic a website receives and how often it appears in searches.
Google said in a statement that it will pay $10.50 per month per user for the software.
Google’s search engine has been the top in the U.S. for more than a decade.
Google said that the acquisition will improve the company’s “quality, reliability, and performance.”
“We are delighted to work with Google to enhance our search performance for consumers and businesses,” Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said in the statement.
“TogGl is an innovative product that we have been working on for a decade and have been eager to bring to market.”
The deal comes as Google faces increasing competition from rivals like Microsoft Corp., Amazon.com Inc. or eBay Inc. The Internet search giant is also trying to expand its online business, as it tries to become more relevant in the growing world of online commerce.
Google shares rose 1.6 percent in afternoon trading.