©2004 Google - Searching 8,058,044,651 web pages

Posted on 2004-11-12
Last Modified: 2012-03-15

Wasn't this 4 Billion a few days ago? Has google suddenly discovered a mirror of the internet?  maybe it's just released a few hundred million sites from sandbox overnight - I'd be surprised if google scale up its operation to literally double in size overnight without anyone finding out - or maybe it's a count() error...

any comments from the boyz_who_know ?

Question by:frugle
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    Mike -

    Official comment from Google's Bill Coughran made on Wednesday at around 4.00pm

    This is after a morning of reports in the press like this one "Confident that its technology now is on a par with its competition, Microsoft reportedly plans to formally launch its long-awaited new search product tomorrow, taking the search wars to a new level in the process".

    MS did launch Thursday and you will notice that in a lot of the press reports like this one that they can't help mentioning Google's 8 billion pages as well

    So in short it is a shot in the PR war and like all shots timing was critical :)

    - duz

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    We couldn't find any sites containing website design.

    Search tips:

        * Try similar words. For example, some sites may use "film" instead of "movie".
        * Make your search more general. For example, instead of using a specific product name, try typing the generic product category or manufacturer.
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    so much for ...

    Cheers Duz

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    After MS vs. Netscape, MS vs. Novell, MS vs. Sun, MS vs. DOJ, anyone want to give odds on MS vs. Google?

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