# Numbers that could only grow

If, at the time of writing (14th Sep 17):

• lateral thinking = 7 940 000
• puzzling question = 943 000

then how much is stack exchange ?

I think these are

numbers of hits reported when you put those phrases into Google,

although

for me the numbers come out just a little different. (And I get slightly different numbers depending on whether I use a browser on which Google knows who I am, or a different one in incognito mode.)

So

for me, at the moment, stack exchange maps to 60 500 000 (as me) or 60 800 000 (incognito).

• and I see something slightly different too... So technically they can not only grow :-S – sousben Sep 14 '17 at 14:39