Yahoo! Launches 20 Billion Item Index, Google does Amazing PR to Downplay Story

Aug 18th
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Biggest, Baddest, ETC:

  • Yahoo! says 20 billion items in their index

  • At SES DaveN predicted heavy spam problems for them (read as Dave making bank from stuffing spam in their index).
  • Interesting to see how little coverage Yahoo! has got compared to Google's similar size matters mentions in the past.
  • While Jeremy defends the index size traditional media sources like the New York Times looks to Google co founder Sergey Brin as a credible source to discount the story, and Danny is sick of the size comparisons.
  • Google also slightly increased their number (from 8,058,044,651 to 8,168,684,336), which may be an attempt to further refute / undermine Yahoo!'s claim. Gary says Google gave them the new number before Yahoo! did, which makes me wonder if Google has a few people who know the pulse on Yahoo!
  • Google always used index size as free marketing it's whole way up, and now that someone is ahead they simply said the figure is useless and everyone agrees. Amazing PR.
Published: August 18, 2005

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Comments

dinner
May 23, 2007 - 4:30pm

This is so dumb!

dinner
May 23, 2007 - 4:30pm

This is so dumb!

dinner
May 23, 2007 - 4:30pm

This is so dumb!

dinner
May 23, 2007 - 4:30pm

This is so dumb!

dinner
May 23, 2007 - 4:30pm

This is so dumb!

August 18, 2005 - 6:07pm

Excellent observation, Aaron! War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

Shane R. Sprague
September 16, 2005 - 10:53pm

Google dumps Yahoo! in the garbage, man.

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