Google Index Reaches 1 Trillion URLs

by admin July 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Three years after Google (NSDQ: GOOG) declared that its index was three times larger than any other search engine and then declined to cite a specific number to support that claim, it was widely believed that Google had tired of index one-upmanship and that it would no longer be measuring its index.

Well, Google has its yardstick in hand once again.

Two Google engineers on Friday said that Google’s index of the Web now contains 1 trillion unique URLs.

That’s a lot of URLs. However, there’s a lot of chaff in there. Consider that “Google” alone returns 2,740,000,000 Google search results, “Yahoo” returns 2,930,000,000, and “eBay” returns 1,080,000,000. Add up the number of results generated by searching for the top 100 keywords and you’d have a significant fraction of 1 trillion.

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