I was developing pagination on big data, and tried to see the UX of Google search results. After number of test tries, I came to following conclusion that Google displays fake total results found.
If you try to search anything, say "entity", it would show
About 224,000,000 results (0.60 seconds)
But, when you navigate to other results page, by jumping (clicking on highest page number shown), you will note that there are not even 100 pages :( , that is 10 results per page * 100, is equals to 1000 results, means there are not even thousand results.
In above case the last page is page 37. On page 36 it shows:
Page 36 of about 224,000,000 results (0.71 seconds)
On page 37 it changes its declaration to as follows:
Page 37 of 367 results (1.09 seconds)
Am I doing something wrong that we don't get what is reported, or are we reported fake figure ?
We use these giants (Google/Facebook/Twitter) as yardstick for our big data applications, does the above experience means that they also just work around issues instead of finding solutions.