Google indexes more than 1 trillion pages

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 29 2008 @ 00:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Search engine king Google claims its index now surpasses trillion unique web pages.
After years of silence about the vastness of its Web index, Google announced Friday it had found 1 trillion unique Web pages. "We're proud to have the most comprehensive index of any search engine, and our goal always has been to index all the world's data," a Google spokeswoman said in a statement.

A bit of history: In August 2005, a similar claim put forward by Yahoo that it had indexed 20 billion URLs prompted a public rebuke from Google. "Our scientists are not seeing the increase claimed in the Yahoo index," a Google representative told blogger and search expert John Battelle.

A month later, Google asserted it had indexed 26 billion URLS and was "more than 3 times larger than any other search engine."


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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