Dear Google Friends,
We're very excited to announce our new billion-page index! Now you can
search the equivalent of a stack of paper more than 70 miles high
in less than half a second! We think that's pretty cool.
Read on for the official press release.
And keep on Googlin!
Larry, Sergey, and the Google Team
GOOGLE LAUNCHES WORLD'S LARGEST SEARCH ENGINE
Google Now Enables Internet Users to Search More Than 1 Billion URLs,
Providing Quick and Easy Access to 560 Million Full-Text Indexed
Web Pages and 500 Million Partially Indexed URLs
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—June 26, 2000—Google Inc., one of the fastest
growing search engines on the web, today announced it has released the
largest search engine on the Internet. Google's new index, comprising
more than 1 billion URLs, offers users the web's most comprehensive
collection of websites, which can be easily searched with Google's
fast and highly relevant search technology. Available now at
http://www.google.com, Google's portal and destination site customers
can also license this new index for integration with their own websites.
Google's new index is the first of its kind and represents the most
comprehensive collection of the most useful web pages on the Internet.
According to a recent survey conducted by the NEC Research Institute,
there are more than 1 billion web pages online today. Google now offers
users the ability to search almost all of this content, providing
access to 560 million full-text indexed web pages and 500 million
partially indexed URLs.
Integrated with more than 70 portals and destination sites worldwide,
Google's award-winning search technology will soon power more than 30
million searches per day on Google.com and its partner websites.
"Google's new gigantic index means that you can search the equivalent
of a stack of paper more than 70 miles high in less than half a
second," said Larry Page, Google CEO and co-founder. "This
unprecedented power enables millions of Google users worldwide to
communicate, learn, and entertain like never before."
Google's new search index also represents the largest collection of
international websites on the Internet, and is a key part of Google's
strategy to expand its reach to new international markets. Currently,
users can search for content in 10 different languages, including
French, German, Italian and Spanish. The company is aggressively
building additional search services, and will soon launch Japanese,
Chinese, Korean and other customized versions of its award-winning
"Google continues to demonstrate the most innovative
search technology on the Internet. Now with the largest index
available, our users will get not only the most relevant search results
but also the most comprehensive," said Sergey Brin, Google president
and co-founder. "We remain obsessed with providing our users with the
highest quality search experience on the web."