How a Site Gets 5 Billion Pages Indexed By Google in 3 Weeks

June 19, 2006 by  

I came across this post via about a site that has managed to get 5 billions listed into Google.

Check out this site: search of — depending which datacentre you use, you will see between 3.8 and 5.5 billion results!

In comparison, has 260 million pages listed. While Google itself has 62.3 million pages listed in its own index. These domains have been around much longer. was registered in 1991 whereas was registered in 1997.

In contrast, was on 31 May 2006!

However last time I checked only 482 million pages appeared in Google search result. Perhaps Google has started taking action after being inundated by spamming reports from concern users.

The spammer manages to have that many pages listed using subdomains to trick Google. This trick works well with MSN and sometimes Yahoo.

After the BigDaddy update, it seems that Google starts to give more weight on subdomain indexing too. This preference can be easily abused by spammers to their advantage.

If you are wondering how this is done, check out the post over at Monetize: The Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Billions of Pages Indexed by Google.

No, I am suggesting you to do this, but it’s always good to be aware that this is one territory you shouldn’t venture into.

Update: As expected, Google has banned the domain from its index. A search for returns no matching documents. The rest of the spammer’s domains aren’t spared either.

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Comment by zhonghuarising
2006-06-19 08:57:41

I heard about that particular site getting billions of subdomains listed on Google. I have two things to say about that. First, I think it was pretty clever of the team to get listed like that. Not that I’m agreeing with their actions or anything, but you do have to give them credit. Second, Google needs to step up and nip this in the bud before their search results start losing even more credibility.

Comment by ShaolinTiger
2006-06-19 11:02:36

Your search – – did not match any documents.

It happens sometimes, when people make scrapers and don’t put any limit or throttle on it.

Google just keeps spidering until someone human spots it and bans the site, looks like it’s happened.

Comment by Adam
2006-06-19 11:36:06

It seems that Google has taken action against the site. My own blog got 456 hits. However, it is No. 1 for the key words ah ok lah.

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