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8 Billion

By - November 10, 2004

goog 8 billYep, that’s what the Google home page now says it indexes…it also notes that this is a “nearly doubling”. Now I am sure this has nothing to do with the launch of MSFT’s search, more on that at 9 pm PST….Google’s blog has the details.

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  1. John thanks for pointing this out. I’ve been busy doing research about total knee replacements for my wife and did not notice the fine print about Google doubling its size. It is going to get harder and harder to be found for many organizations.

    The “Dan Rather” example that you gave does present an interesting problem. For many people, what other people say about them, their company or organization will carry more weight simply because of thier site size, number of in and out links, etc. How do you fight or neutralize something like this? In most cases it is a losing battle.

    The search engine battle field is certainly hotting up. This means chasing an ever increasing learning curve.

    Nice to hear that MSN is taking the approach of an open search API for value add. They need a pat on the back.