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From Jérôme Charron <jerome.char...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google performance bottlenecks ;-) (Re: Lucene performance bottlenecks)
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2005 09:58:13 GMT
> The total number of hits (approx) is 2,780,000,000. BTW, I find it
> curious that the last 3 or 6 digits always seem to be zeros ... there's
> some clever guesstimation involved here. The fact that Google Suggest is
> able to return results so quickly would support this suspicion.
>
For more informations about "fake" Google counts, I suggest you to take a
look to some
tests performed by Jean Véronis, a French academic :
http://aixtal.blogspot.com/2005/02/web-googles-missing-pages-mystery.html

Jérôme

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