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A search that takes Google 7-8 seconds to process

David Bloom [PersonRank 1]

Monday, November 6, 2006
16 years ago8,672 views

This isn't a web search, but I still find this shocking:
   "Results 1 – 24 of 24 for " ".(8.69 seconds)"

8.69 seconds is a long time for a Google search...

Try it yourself:

With 24 gadgets to search (the query matches all of them), how does this query take so long?

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I get 7.88 seconds.

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Wait a minute – I just got 9.20 seconds! That is long!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

i got "Results 1 – 24 of 24 for " ".(5.55 seconds) "

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Results 1 – 2 of 2 for test.(11.10 seconds)

Don't they cache the results?

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

That's strange. I've checked about 10-15 minutes ago and few times since than and all that time It worked very fast for me. The time every time is about 0.25 seconds.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Looks like I'm the winner...

I get 0.09 --- championy!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

0.34 here.

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #


/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

===>>"7.67 seconds. That’s roughly 2 months in Google years."

How do you assert this baseline ?? approx 4 seconds/month ?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Pd, I was figuring that Google is so focused on result speeds, that a microsecond lag to deliver a page for them is what may be many seconds to another site... for example when Digg takes 7 seconds to load, that's not news, it's just (unfortunately) everyday life :)

Kasimir Gabert [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I am getting 6.99 seconds, and it is not only slow for that query!

When I search for test, I get:

Results 1 – 2 of 2 for test.(13.78 seconds)!

Obviously their gadget award submission search is acting like Yahoo!...

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I'm at about the 1/4 second mark consistently. Maybe they have less servers dedicated to this task (2?) and one of them is bogged down. So it is luck of the draw which one you get. With web search, with SOOOOOOOO many servers dedicated, chances are you would VERY rarely get a bad one even if there are 100 that are incredibly slow. (because queries are divided among so many, even if you hit a couple VERY slow ones chances are in total you would still not notice much difference)

Ryan Yepsen [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

searching for "old" took me 12.97 seconds, ouch.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

6.80 seconds here

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Results varies:
1st try: 6.10 seconds
2nt try: 4.17 seconds

But when using Firefox's Reload button the results are the following:
0.17 seconds
4.20 seconds
and again:
6.33 seconds!

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