Where Google is Bigger than Sex & God Gives Paris Hilton a Run for Her Money
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Where Google is Bigger than Sex & God
The newly launched Google Trends is an interesting applications that allows one to test the “popularity” of various themes by checking out what their search volumes are.
That is, if you wish to know if New York is more popular than Los Angeles (which it is), you can type both names separated by a comma into the search box at Google Trends, and you will see in the next page a graph that tells that New York is far more popular as a search term than is Los Angeles.
No surprises there.
No surprises either that the word “Google” as a search term is far more popular than the word “God” (the world is sure is becoming full of heretics).
But an interesting trend awaited me when I compared the words “Sex” & “Google”. Until early 2005, the word “sex” was far more popular than the word “Google”. From that time onwards, both these words are running neck to neck in their popularity.
Interesting. Depending on how you wish to interpret the result, the following inferences could be made:
Obviously, the second is the most likely reason, but well, you are free to choose either of the above J
With the right kind of analytical mindset, I feel it is possible to derive phenomenal insights from Google Trends. Right now it doesn’t offer a lot of data, but even the little it offers is immensely valuable.
I tried a few other combinations, and the results:
Will post more soon.
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