Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
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result counts

One of these Google blogs links to a post where someone asks: "Why do search engines lie [about the result count]?" They refer to the fact that the result numbers shown on many (all?) queries don't match the actual numbers.

I'd answer it, but you're a smart bunch of people and I bet you could answer it just as well. So: why?

Update: Amusingly, after posting this I realized that my new officemate who sits five feet from me has been working on this code recently, so I just turned around and got a nice presentation on the details.
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