Thanks for your interesting question. First a quick disclaimer: Google
Answer Researchers are not employed by Google, so we don't have any
inside knowledge of the company, beyond what is publicly available
To answer your question, no, it would not be possible to get more than
3,260,000,000 search results. I assume this number you are referring
to is the number of web pages indexed by Google (the actual number is
3,083,324,652, as of today, according to ://www.google.com).
However, it is not even possible to come close to that number.
Google does not allow to perform a "blank" search, i.e. searching
without a search term entered. Hence, any search for anything (even
something as generic as "www" or even a single letter) will exclude
some sites. Searching for "www", for example, results in 965 million
://www.google.com/search?q=www Searching for "w" alone
incidentally results only in 173 million hits.
I hope this answers your question. Please let me know (by means of
posting a "clarification request") if you need any more information.
Clarification of Answer by
11 May 2003 00:57 PDT
And by now it is 3,460,000,000 results for
://www.google.com/search?q=the. Seems like the total web page
number of 3,083,324,652 is either out-of-date or 3,460,000,000 is
indeed only a rough estimate, as Google claims in its search results
by saying "about 3,460,000,000 results."