Google's search index hits one trillion page mark
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"We knew the web was big," the article on Google's official blog begins. "Even after removing those exact duplicates, we saw a trillion unique URLs." This article also discussed the indexing technology behind the stage.
Google, known as a popular international search engine, has servers all around the world to index web pages. With the rapid development of the Internet, the number of web pages with unique URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is growing by several billion per day. In 1998, Google had an index of only about 26 million pages. Within 10 years, that number has increased by 38 thousand times.
- "Google Now Knows About 1 Trillion Pages" — , July 25, 2008
- "Google Announces the number of URL Index: 1 Trillion Pages" — , July 26, 2008
- Press Release: Google. "We knew the web was big" — Google, July 25, 2008