Google’s search knows about over 130 trillion pages

In less than four years, Google's search knowledge of pages have grown by more than 100 trillion new pages.

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Google has updated the How Search Works page to say they now have knowledge of over 130 trillion pages across the web. The page reads, “Search starts with the web. It’s made up of over 130 trillion individual pages and it’s constantly growing.”

That figure is up by 100 trillion pages from when Google first launched this web page back in March 1, 2013. In fact, the original blog post from Google shows the metric of pages back then, which was less than four years ago, to be only 30 trillion pages.

Here is a screen shot of the original number back on March 1, 2013:


Today, less than four years later, that number has grown by 100 trillion pages to read 130 trillion pages:


Postscript: This story has been updated to reflect that this number is not based on the pages actually in their index but what Google is aware of across the web.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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