Google scrolls 1,000,000,000,000 unique URLs at once!

Google search algorithm

We all know that the web is big with vast content and a good guide in our daily life which helps us to navigate through various categorized content is Google.

Surprising it may sound but Google’s first index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark. So where does the number now?

Just came across a google blog by Jesse Alpert & Nissan Hajaj, where they say “Over the last eight years, we’ve seen a lot of big numbers about how much content is really out there. Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days — when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a milestone: 1 trillion (as in 1,000,000,000,000) unique URLs on the web at once!”

That’s really a WOW factor :)

Thanks to google for providing useful, best, and good content from such a vast resource.

How do we find all those pages?

So how many unique pages does the web really contain?

Do they really index every one of those trillion pages?

What do they do to keep up with this volume of information?

Have more questions? Check this post: We knew the web was big…

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