Friday, February 11, 2011

Is Google cheating on us

Just observed type any query in google and search for it and google returns result very quicly and says
 About 4,850,000 results (0.11 seconds)

You can see that result on page 2 starts with result number 10 i.e start=10 u can watch that in url above.

Now when i change that start value to 500 i.e start=500 observe what happened

Number of result is reduced to 453 i.e  About 4,850,000 results (0.11 seconds)  is now changed to page 47 of 453 result.

Again when i changed start value from 500 to 1000 google reviles its secrete
watch out:-
"Sorry, Google does not serve more than 1000 results for any query. (You asked for results starting from 1000.)"
Then is message returned by google in first place that  "about 4,850,000 results" found justified ?????

Isn't it a sort of cheating with its user, giving false impression that it is serving so fast for result set containing millions of items in-spite of fact that it is returning 1000 result at max for any query ...

   Sagar Sharma