Google's index reaches 8 billion pages
10th November 2004
Google announces that the number of web pages in its index exceeds 8 billion pages. Google's home page proclaims the exact number: "Searching 8,058,044,651 web pages"
Writing in a blog post in November 2004, Bill Coughran, VP of Engineering at Google said:
The documents in Google's index ... represent a good chunk of the world's information, but hardly all of it. That's why we keep building more advanced systems for crawling the web and creating more sophisticated indices to sort what we find. So 8 billion pages is a milestone worth noting, but it's not the end of the road.