>japanese Bill, that's interesting. A major purge in japanese pages... in a time of massive index growth
I got the impression that they cleaned out a lot of junk. Some of the terms I watch have cleaned up results, particularly duplicate pages. Maybe they're prepping better results as window dressing for Yahoo?
Those figures, do you know how up to date they were?
I got that from a report released this week on a Japanese language site that tracks this sort of minutia. It's pretty fresh and I believe the data is reliable.