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1st Document Ever Indexed By Google?

So who knows the answer to this question.

     
12:43 pm on May 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps GoogleGuy can answer this question. What was the very first document indexed by Google? Is it still active?
6:38 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why ask GoogleGuy?

Spend $ 2.50 and get your answer directly from google [answers.google.com]. :)

6:46 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I think it was "hello-world.html" and, being the mother of all authoritative sites (MOAAS), it now has a PR of 11. :)
6:53 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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My money's on the index page of [stanford.edu...]
7:57 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'd bet on something like [localhost...]

You don't test with complex data :-)

2:57 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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yahoo?
5:28 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't think Stanford does much linking out. Starting with DMOZ would be the way to go.

However, they probably tried it on some local page first.

5:31 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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started with index.html at Ip 000.000.000.001 ;)
5:36 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If the guys had any sense of history, they would have indexed [info.cern.ch...] first as a tribute to Tim Berners-Lee. But I don't know if it was still online when Google first started indexing.

(See: [w3.org...] for the last archived version of that page)

5:40 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I bet its the index page of google.com (or whatever it was called before, probably http:/google.stanford.edu)
5:50 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And probably it has caused an infinte loop so they had to kill the process, modify it, and start over again.
7:01 pm on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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What else has changed, pmkpmk? :)

I don'w know the first page indexed, but I do think this is close to the first usenet complaint:

[google.com...]

"Unfortunately, it's the worst written piece of crapware you'll ever see crawling your website"
30/Dec/1998

10:12 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Great find!
10:14 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm betting on a Stanford page.
 

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