New largest search engine
So far, the popular search engine Google was known to be the largest of its kind. But that has now changed. At least if the information from the search engine provider FAST is confirmed. According to its own research, FAST now wants to hold this position.
FAST claims to have 2,095,568,809 pages indexed compared to Google with 2,073,418,204 web pages. According to FAST, the pages are updated every seven to eleven days at the latest, which makes them more up-to-date than the results from competitor Google. As of recently, FAST has been searching through Adobe Acrobat documents (.pdf) in addition to the usual documents. FAST not only offers its services to others, this search engine can be used by anyone on its own page alltheweb.com . FAST is financed by licensing its search technology, which is currently used by well-known providers such as Tiscali, T-Online or Infospace.