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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Search Indexes


According to information provided on the Yahoo Search Blog, its search index now provides access to over 20 billion items, which includes more than 19.2 billion web documents, 1.6 billion images, and over 50 million audio and video files.

Yahoo!'s Web search index of 19.2 billion documents makes it larger than Google's Web search index, which officially, as shown on its home page, searches 8.16 billion documents.

Yahoo! Web search index: 19.2 billion
Google Web search index: 8.16 billion

- To draw an analogy, 8.16 billion is eight times the population of India.

Yahoo! Image search index: 1.6 billion
Google Image search index: 2.18 billion