Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/04/19/the_register_zooms_up/

The Register zooms up the “the” Google Charts

22 with a bullet

By Drew Cullen

Posted in Media, 19th April 2002 09:05 GMT

Our thanks to Tim Guest for pointing us to Google's decision to stop ignoring the word 'the' if you search for it alone.

The search spews up about 2,560,000,000 results". Top of the 'the' chart are Acrobat and Flash download pages.

And The Register? At time of writing we come in at 22, immediately behind TheFreeSite.com and immediately ahead of Real.com.

What does this mean? Ummm.... we don't know, but rest assured, 'the' is safe in our hands. ®

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