Joining in the brrreeeport posting fun started by Scoble. A few days ago he posted about the misleading numbers search engines (such as Google) seem to show.

When I search Google for “brrreeeport” I get “about 23,400” results from Google. If I click through to the end of the results it only goes to page 40 (394 results). That page says “In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 394 already displayed.” When you click the link to show more of the results it allows you to go to page 98 (977 results).

What the heck, Google? Yahoo shows 1,830 results. How on earth can two search engines have such a huge difference in numbers? Makes me wonder how many pages they REALLY have indexed. Google claims something like 8 billion. Yeah, right.

The Internets, Google, Yahoo