[FoRK] nice hack to attempt to verify yahoo archive size claim

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn
Mon Aug 15 12:03:30 PDT 2005

On Aug 15, 2005, at 2:39 PM, Luis Villa wrote:

> A few weeks ago, Yahoo claimed that they were indexing twice as many
> pages as google, which would be pretty cool if true.

Not really cool. The problem is that as the number of pages  
increases, so do issues of relevancy.

# of pages indexed (for the most part) is a fairly specious metric  
beyond some hundreds of millions of pages.

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