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stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, August 3, 2006
13 years ago8,870 views

confusing result page!!!

Jeff Jonez [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Most used stuff first... does ANYONE know what ridefinder is? :)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think it would be better to remove the scroll from the iframe. It's not healthy / useful.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I suggest to show percents in the results. I think the list is too long, the APIs shouldn't be included, neither mobile versions (if you use Google Maps, the medium is not important).

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Jeff – Ridefinder shows you current taxi and shuttle locations in different cities. It's currently availible for 16 locations.

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I agree with you, Ionut.

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp seems to have removed the scroll.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yeah I suggest mapping onto a 4/5 matrix.. where each dot represent colur codes of red(hourly), pink(daily), blue(Weekly) and then cluster these results together on each square.. of the matrix.. this will give more visual

to get a complete view, one needs a single view..if I scroll down then Its difficult to compare "this" with "that"

the method collection is perfect..simple and just keep choosing..

how about total total respondants also...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Update: Scrollbar is gone, results table slightly reformatted.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> yeah I suggest mapping onto a 4/5 matrix.. where
> each dot represent colur codes of red(hourly),
> pink(daily), blue(Weekly) and then cluster these
> results together on each square.. of the matrix.. this will give more visual

Pd, do you know a sample image on some site to illustrate this?

jon [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

digg it:
digg.com/tech_news/Survey_How_ ...

to get a better accuracy in the result

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I should add: you can hover over the green bars to get the percentage value for this row.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google Mini???Wow.
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Ridefinder, a tool by Google based on Google Maps.
labs.google.com/ridefinder

Mostly "Never, Basically".

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why do you use the height attribute of the iframe ? There's a lot of blank space.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Update 2: Just got rid of some blank space :D

Yu [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Radio buttons to select use would be MUCH quicker, less clicks.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, this is what I mean .. this is manually cooked version in terms of service denisity and user sataturation points., within a service cube


slash.pd.googlepages.com/servi ...


Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Gotcha. Let's see, I separate data from output so I can render different tables later :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(Update 3: Changed the colors of the result view.)

Mark Scholes [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm always surprised how little Google Groups is used

Zoolander [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

Great survey idea. One suggestion: I had several services that I had used at some point in time, but not regularly anymore. But there is no option to choose since I have used them but not Never? Confusing to say the least.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"Not anymore" would be an option

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I have been running couple days ago a similar survey. (Not as full featured as Philipp's, just a simple one)

googled.wordpress.com/2006/07/ ...

pri [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

phil, you forgot google reader! or atleast i don't see it.

JD [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

don't think it's fair to pit something like web accelerator against something like maps.

if you install the web accelerator, you're pretty much using it anytime you're browsing on an internet connection (unless you reach down and shut it off).

so using web accelerator 'hourly' is much different from using maps 'hourly', for example.

also what happened to Google's "reader" (feed aggregator) and "dashboard widgets for mac" ?

finally it might be interesting to list specialized searches within web search like movies search or music search. although the survey is already pretty long already.

how about breaking it into categories like "web services", "software/installs", "mobile", "hardware" "api" etc. ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Here's a (almost complete?) list of Google products
google.com/permissions/guideli ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> phil, you forgot google reader! or atleast i don't see it.

Good catch! Added (at 120 votes).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> phil, you forgot google reader! or atleast i don't see it.

Added Google Writely as well.

Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

I wish I could go back and change my vote for Reader – you added it while I was doing the survey. If you could add a 'Hourly' vote for it from me please. I 'Never' use Writely though.

Personman [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

Does using the site: operator a lot from firefox's search bar count as using Advanced Web Search, or do you have to actually go the the page? Cause the first one is Daily, and the second Never, Basically.

OREO [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

nice survey addition to the blog! it could come useful in the future.

Missy [PersonRank 4]

13 years ago #

The results for Google Answers make me sad.

ChrisCornell [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I'm quite surprised Google Desktop isn't a top five (at this point). Very informative,thanks!

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good Survey! Nice graph :P

Mathias Schindler [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Missed one: Google Co-op

Missed another one: "Google in your langugage" – services.google.com/tcbin/tc.p ...

Missed one really important: Google Sitemaps

Is Google Code a Product?

Kerub [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

where the hell did you find google writely?

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Neat idea. More traction on Talk and Reader than I expected.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good idea, Philipp

but don't forget that your blog is read only by webmasters or "google fans".
The average man have never heard of 90% of theses services ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> The average man have never heard of 90% of theses services ;-)

I was hoping this could be on Digg for a more "averaged" crowd. But if you look at the "unknown" column you can see not everyone knows all the products. I've had email feedback of at least 1 person who only knew 6 products (and is now curious about the rest).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Missed one really important: Google Sitemaps

This would've been a good addition. I've now stopped updating the form so that it won't be skewed by too many latecomers...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<< More traction on Talk and Reader than I expected.

True, but the sample is biased (towards die-hard Google fans/users).

Abdul Jaleel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Blog is becomign slow because of the survey implementation. Better put on a different page.

José Mira [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

How about Google Bookmarks (google.com/bookmarks)?

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<How about Google Bookmarks (google.com/bookmarks)?

Google Bookmark is integrated into Google Personal Search and that it already covered.

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What about Google Firefox? :-D j/k

Seriously, great survey Philipp! Has this been dugg? I'll be checking back to see if you implement that matrix for the results. Very interesting stuff!

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

55 services are listed. 55 ways to have fun with Google!

mark glanville [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

hmmm... someone didn't know about google image search, wow!

Xig [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Excellent survey Philipp. I do like your results page also.

Howard Prince [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hi,
Interesting survey. I must admit I didn't know about 80% of items listed. I'll be trying some of them though.

Thanks,
H

Adam Lasnik [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

I think it would have been entertaining / telling if you had added in a red herring option or whatever it's called... something that is NOT a Google service, just to see if people were paying attention :)

mark glanville [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

hehe, what a great idea!

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Adam's idea is great indeed, maybe Philipp in a month or two (if you are on a stronger server ;-)) -> or maybe ask google to host your survey!!!) you can repeat this survey with the red herring option?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I was *this* close to add Google Guess. :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Hey Philipp being *close * only works in the game horse shoes :)-!!!

yeah but Adam's idea is great!!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What surveys do is add two same items phrased differently. So they'll ask...

1. Do you like blond women?
2. Do you like to swim?
3. Do you like Pamela Anderson's hair color?
4. Do you like water sports?

So, 1 + 3, and 2 + 4 are the same :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

but I would still like to see an overview of a metrics like how I proejcted here

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/60041.ht ...

I seen this type of harverst in an enterprise BIS report and found it very easy to consume and narrow down thoughts to emergent areas or distress areas!!

Anna Sebestyén [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Thanks, Philip, that was a good idea indeed. It slowed me down that I had no option between 'never' and 'monthly' --that's a huge gap (next time could be 'less frequently' which gives some scope for those services that are currently not used). Oh, and I gissed the 'Google Guess' gimmick, goo. :)

George Seymour [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Philipp: Your Google Tools list and data are a great resource. It inspired me to create this site:
linking.to/GoogleTools/
Trust I did your research justice.
Regards, George

I am resubmitting because the forum does not like the word "to"
so to get to my link you will need to close the space between t and o.

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