Exalead's Index Passes 1 Billion Page Mark, Prepares to Launch Desktop Search App

News that Exalead's database of web pages has passed the one billion page mark. The total page count on the home page now reads: 1,031,065,733 pages.

If you've never tried Exalead, I think it's more than worth a look. I blogged an overview post focusing on a few of its numerous advanced search features back in October. A couple of weeks ago I posted about personalizing the Exalead home page.

Exalead's Paris-based CEO, Francois Bourdoncle, tells me that the company plans to have a two billion page web index online in the near future. He also said that his company is about just ready to introduce a desktop search tool.