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

Posted on 2004-11-12
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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 ?

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Mike -

Official comment from Google's Bill Coughran made on Wednesday at around 4.00pm  http://www.google.com/googleblog/2004/11/googles-index-nearly-doubles.html

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 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-11/12/content_2210041.htm

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".
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so much for beta.search.msn.com ...

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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