Friday, January 06, 2006

Size of the Googlesphere: 0.97E-90 googols

Google no longer reports the number of documents that it has crawled and indexed on it's opening screen. But you can deduce the approximate number using some tricks.

As of today, the number of documents in the is 9,670,000,000 or 9.7 billion. It hasn't changed much over the past few weeks as far as I can tell.

BTW, that's 0.97E-90 googols (1 googol is 1.0E+100). The beavers at Google have a very long way to go to live up to their name. Or maybe they should blame bloggers for not generating new documents at a fast-enough pace.

-- Jack Krupansky


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