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Old 09-15-2005   #34
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Originally Posted by dannysullivan
Good trick, Danny.

Same search in Yahoo returns nothing, but a search for the letter "a" returns

Results 1 - 10 of about 11,500,000,000 results


while in Google a search for "a" gives

8,000,000,000

According to the above numbers and reasoning:

1. could we say that in Google 1.6 billion pages do not contain the letter "a"?
2. could we say that Yahoo has an index of at least 11.5 B pages?

Both search engine results either can be trusted or can be rendered as suspicious, depends on who you ask.

Trying to estimate the size of a search engine from scores driven by queries is not a reliable approach and raises more questions than answers.

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