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Q: Number of URLs indexed ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
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Subject: Number of URLs indexed
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: jen0426-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 05 Jul 2004 07:54 PDT
Expires: 04 Aug 2004 07:54 PDT
Question ID: 369869
I am looking for the current number of URLs indexed... I want to get
some updated information on a research article that stated in 2003
Google reported over 1.6 billion URLs indexed. What is the current
number?
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Subject: Re: Number of URLs indexed
Answered By: andrewxmp-ga on 05 Jul 2004 11:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi Jen,

The answer to your question can be found on Google's main search/home page, 
[ http://www.Google.com ].  As of 7/5/04 at 2PM EST, it states: "2004
Google - Searching 4,285,199,774 web pages".  So, in a year, the
number has climbed from 1.6 billion pages to more than 4.2 billion! 
Google is by far the most comprehensive web search available, so it is
fair to say that the pages of other web indexes will also be included
by Google.

Thank you for bringing your question to us!

Regards,
Andrewxmp
jen0426-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thanks!

Comments  
Subject: Re: Number of URLs indexed
From: littlerubberfeet-ga on 05 Jul 2004 12:09 PDT
 
4.x billion is the number of pages, not the number of URLs. Given
there are multiple pages per URL, I am guessing the real number to be
billions less...I might be misunderstanding the question though...
Subject: Re: Number of URLs indexed
From: thx1138-ga on 05 Jul 2004 12:55 PDT
 
I think andrewxmp-ga got the answer correct, see this from Google:

"Benefits of a Google Search

1. Your search covers more than 4 billion URLs. 
Google's index, comprised of more than 4 billion URLs,"
://www.google.com/technology/whyuse.html

Best regards

THX1138

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