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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

 
Recently, Yahoo claimed to have dramatically increased the size of their index, and this claim immediately came under fire from Google, which you'd expect. However, there's some interesting research entitled A Comparison of the Size of the Yahoo and Google Indices from the University of Illinois which backs it up, and goes further. There's a lot of facts and figures in the short article, and I'll sum it up in the quote:

It is the opinion of this study that Yahoo!'s claim to have a web index of over twice as many documents as Google's index is suspicious.

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