According to report from Google the no longer are going to boast the size of their search index on Google’s homepage. As of Monday (9/26/05), Google’s homepage displayed 8.17 billion web pages indexed. However, this number is a little hard to quantity since the industry does not have an agreement on what constitutes an indexed page. Marissa Mayer, Google’s director of consumer products has helped shed light on the index size by saying the index is three times larger then it’s rivals and 1,000 times larger then when Google started seven years ago. This all comes in wake of Google announcing that it has tripled its search scope by tripling the number of Web pages that its system can search in an effort to upstage a claim that Yahoo has a bigger
you know what web search index. So the search battle of “who’s is bigger” rages on and I find it is sort of comical since it transcends humankind's competitive “bigger is better” attitude when really having the biggest does not necessarily mean having the best. Search relevancy is extremely important and whoever can best blend relevancy with an extremely abundant amount of results will win the “Best Web Search” battle, though I have to admit brand recognition and loyalty might also play into the war.