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Published:July 27th, 2008 15:47 EST

Google: One Trillion Web Pages And Counting...are you one of them?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Engineers at web search giant Google say their company`s computers recently hit an eye-popping milestone: the measurement of 1 trillion pages that Google measured on the web.

Google doesn`t index every page... because some URLs are redundant or are developed by auto-generated content."

Quotation from Channel Web/Ed Moltzen

1,000,000,000,000 Web pages, that`s mind boggling number. I wonder what percentage of those URL`s are porn sites, humankind seems to have an insatiable appetite for porn.

According to Michael Arrington of Tech Crunch Google only indexes about 40 Billion pages, that leaves billions of pages that you won`t find in a Google search.

Are there any gems that aren`t indexed by any search engine? A Pulitzer-worthy collection of poetry or a dazzling collection of photographs that nobody will ever see?

There are many Web pages that I wouldn`t mind if Google didn`t index, but I`m glad that the search giant doesn`t censor disturbing sites.

It might take a quantum computer to index all 1 trillion URL,s, but the only problem is that a quantum computer might index trillions more Web pages from parallel universes.

In the twelve years that I`ve been online I`ve created some silly Web pages, including one dedicated to Patches my cat who died a few years ago. All of my old Web pages are still indexed by Google; I guess even my most insipid pages are Google-worthy.

1,000,000,000,000 Web pages! Somebody who doesn`t have at least one Web page in cyberspace should feel totally insignificant.

Source: Washington Post