Archived Blog Post: May 6, 2005
Google Accelerates Search: "As of this writing, that number stands at 8,058,044,651. That's over 8 billion pages, a very large number and one that folks at Google are appropriately proud of. There's only one little issue with that number. It's on the low side. In fact, it's estimated that it represents less than one percent of the actual number of pages on the web. In 2001, that number was estimated at over 500 billion pages in what is called the Deep Web, a part of the web that has not been indexed by search engines yet."