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7:20 am on Aug 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Has this gone up a little?
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The engines have never kept the size of their index up to date. Recently Yahoo updated that their index is 19.2 billion documents. Yahoo also made a good point
size is only one dimension of the quality of a search engine
I would guess that Google's index is bit larger than 8 billion but that it doesn't really matter much.
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that would be funny:
Searching 28,168,684,336 web pages (including 20,000,000,000 web pages that are basically spam and garbage - just to beat yahoo)
8:44 pm on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I hope Google doesn't increase it, and thus can put the competition to rest.

We all know, the better engine is Google. No need to keep shouting about it ;)

12:32 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google will update the figure on their homepage soon.

They only tend to update it when another search engine declares they have the biggest index.

With all the extra pages they'll have from Google Sitemaps, I expect they're ahead of Yahoo!'s figure.

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[businessweek.com...]

By comparison, Google said it tracks 11.3 billion objects. That figure consists of the nearly 8.2 billion Web pages that Google proudly touts on its home page and 2.1 billion images, with the remainder of material coming from its group discussions.
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It should say something like:

Searching 8,168,684,336 web pages (8,000,000,000 of which have been penalized or are stuck in the sandbox).

3:19 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's nothing to gloat about. A very substantial percentage of those pages are *absolute* nonsense. I've had enough of my search experience being ruined by Adsense sites. Why can't Google just accept the fact that their Adsense program has a direct relation to the huge increase in c**p pages being produced and ranked.

I'm not attacking genuine Adsense publishers with genuine content making an extra buck, but the reality is that Adsense has spawned a disastrous problem that G can't fix - or at least are in no rush to fix.

5:02 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"We all know, the better engine is Google. No need to keep shouting about it"

I don't know about that...maybe the most popular...but I don't necessarily believe better...