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Most Popular Google Searches 2006  (View post)

INFORMANT [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
15 years ago4,995 views

Uh, it seems to be missing the actual top ten, which includes only porn related words. Too bad they've locked themselves out of the porn market considering the power of their video offering and collaborative "connection" tools for online interaction. Yahoo and Microsoft certainly won't touch it either, so who's going to take it over? Vivid? Vivid running Google Applications and video serving infrastructure?

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Define Adult ;)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Why don't they link to google trends? Google trends does give the same results:

And I must say that the zeitgeist pages load extremely fast.

Eytan Buchman [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Maybe there just weren't enough adult searches to make it to the list of top trends. Ah, to surround myself in a blissful shell of naïveté.

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

So people search mainly for video and download platforms? Yahoo has completely different data, 9 out of the Top 10 being female celebrity names.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

We can't take this Google statistic too serious, Tadeusz:

1. There's no porn, and we all know adult queried dominate serious top lists
2. In several places, Google tells us they manually review the stats
3. They tell us they use "pigeon rank" to assemble the results (pigeons entering stuff on the keyboard) – a joke of course, but a joke on the page explaining the methodology reveals that this is intended to be completely unscientific
4.They included spelling errors in the German end-of-year stats newsletter (with spelling error I mean that Google said one of the top searches in 2006 was "olypmische spiele", and that might be a popular spelling error, but it's certainly not a top search all-in-all beating "olympische spiele"...).

These "stats" are an editorial pick of some popular searches in 2006, no less no more... and Google admits as much...

pip [PersonRank 8]

15 years ago #

you could compare any of those searches with "weather" or "mp3" in google trends to get an estimation how "serious" they are.

but most of them had either a peak or a very impressive increase in 2006. and maybe p0rn and mp3 aren't such good representatives for "zeitgeist 2006"

let's see it as a combination of "movers & shakers" on a high level.

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