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How big is Fast?

   
7:38 pm on Mar 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Dose anybody have an idea of how big Fast's database is? I thought it was well over 1 billion pages but I have recently seen other sources saying it was around 350 million. Thanks
9:51 pm on Mar 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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From their corporate site [fast.no]:

First launched in May of 1999 with an index of 80 Million documents, FAST Search has grown tremendously in a very short time, spidering 1.5 Billion documents. After reduction of duplicate pages, this provides for an index of over 575 Million high-quality unique documents.

10:05 pm on Mar 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the info Jan. That is what I was looking for.
2:19 pm on Mar 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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That has to be pretty dated though - 6 months ago - a life time in se time.
2:28 pm on Mar 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Greg Notess of Search Engine Showdown did some interesting analysis last October. At that time he found Fast to have the largest dB.

Relative Size Showdown [notess.com]

Google do tend to exaggerate a little ;), their figure includes pages that they know about but have not spidered

11:28 pm on Mar 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Also Fast removes duplicate pages - Google does not.
 

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