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 search engine.

"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 cofounder. "We remain obsessed with providing our users with the highest quality search experience on the web."

Benefits of Google Search Technology
Designed for Internet users worldwide, Google's search engine offers web surfers simple, fast, and highly relevant search results for every web-connected computer, including the emerging class of wireless devices such as Palm handheld computers, pagers, and Internet-ready mobile phones. The key benefits of Google's search engine include its ease of use and clean interface, and highly relevant results. Google is based on a variety of innovative technologies, including sophisticated text matching and its advanced, patent-pending technology called PageRank™, which ensures that the most important results always come up first. This scalable approach to search enables Google to get better as the Internet gets bigger.

About Google Inc.
Google exists to provide the world's best Internet search experience. Google accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy way to find the most relevant information available. Google's technological innovations have powered the company to numerous awards, including a 2000 Webby and People's Voice Award For Best Technical Achievement; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech of 1999 by TIME magazine; Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; and Best Search Engine by The Net.

Google powers 76 portal and destination sites worldwide, including international customers in 20 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. A growing number of companies, including Yahoo!, Netscape's Netcenter, a subsidiary of AOL, Washingtonpost.com and Red Hat, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit http://www.google.com.

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