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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
15 years ago6,401 views

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Cool Philipp

mak [PersonRank 5]

15 years ago #

...and please tell us, again, where from do you get these ideas?!!!

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Great tool.

Feeds: http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=Feeds
Blog: http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=Blog

Both reflect the change in the internet in general.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Martin, I just added "Blog" to the screenshots, too... it's an interesting chart.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=yahoo
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=altavista

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=gmail
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=purchase

;-)

jhlhgkj [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=google heheh, all around the same

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=sex When did they mention sex?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

With google, everithing is NEW
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=new

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

youtube
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=youtube

pagerank – this is good one exactly shows popular in 1999
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=pagerank

popular from 2004
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=gmail

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Google seems to prune their press release archives. There's nothing left from Google Answers, for example.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=sex When
> did they mention sex?

James, you can click on the headline link for each chart, sometimes it results in something... but the data I used was an actual locally stored screenscrape of their archives, so it may return different results than a web search...

In this case, your search for "sex" results in
"Google to Launch Video Marketplace .... documentary filmmaker Ted Bonnitt (Mau Mau Sex Sex) and ..."
http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/video_marketplace.html

but my local archive finds this
"Google Checkout Makes It Easy to Shop for Your Sweetheart ... Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where ..."
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/annc/checkout_vday2007.html

Lyononline [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=videos
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=partnership
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=cash

AEF [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Take a look at this – reflects Googles recent buying frenzy.

http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=acquisition

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

i tried sex . ;-)

GOOG
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=GOOG

CA
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=CA

mountain view
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=mountain+view

Personman [PersonRank 8]

15 years ago #

Out of curiosity, what happened to Larry and Sergey in 2002? Does that correlate with some known event?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Just slightly corrected the tool – it wasn't correctly ignoring line breaks when searching for queries with a blank inbetween, e.g. "sergey brin". Still, no mention of Larry Page in 2002... though now 1 mention of Sergey in 2002. In 2001, Larry stepped down as CEO (which doesn't fully explain the lack of him that year).

<<Dr. Eric E. Schmidt, 46, has been named chief executive officer. Schmidt, who was appointed chairman of Google's board of directors in March 2001, succeeds Larry Page, 28, Google's founding chief executive officer. Page was named President, Products; and Sergey Brin, 27, the company's founding president, was named President, Technology.>>

If someone is interested in the press release data files (one large text file per year), I've put them up here:
http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/data.zip [ZIP]

or [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

oh boy, I have already read blog posts saying that your tool shows that google is emphasizing search less, and revenues more. Why does people write things in blogs before thinking. All this shows is that they have mentioned search less in their press releases.

Obviously, if you look at the graph, press releases for search was greatest in 1999 and 2000, and kept going down since. So, if the explanation that this is because google is emphasizing search less, then they have been losing focus since 2001. No! That's not the reason. Google was just releasing and publicizing their search engine then so more press releases about that made sense. Afterwards, subsequent blog posts probably were on things related to search without the word 'search' in the actual press release.

Revenue is being mentioned more, duh, because google is now a public company that holds investor conferences, announce earnings and so on. Its best to announce those events in press releases than on blog posts, which is where google mainly talks about search.

or [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

by the way take a look at the labels on google main blog. There are 95 posts labeled search, 98 labeled apps, nothing else comes close. Google is focused on search and apps based on the google blog posts.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> oh boy, I have already read blog posts saying that
> your tool shows that google is emphasizing search
> less, and revenues more. Why does people write
> things in blogs before thinking. All this shows is that
> they have mentioned search less in their press
> releases.

They're emphasizing search less *in comparison* to all other products and services they offer. In absolute numbers, there may even be more press releases talking about search, but in relative numbers (as there's an overall rising numbers of press releases from Google), there are so many other products being talked about more since the early years.
However, I actually think "google is emphasizing search less" can be a fitting description based on the press release data, because emphasizing means "to underline" something or to give "special attention" toward something (sez answers.com). In that sense it doesn't necessarily mean Google internally focuses less on search, but it means they're giving less external attention to it. "Search" itself may just not get people too excited after a while, even though we saw some efforts by Google to reignite some interest (the NYT reporter who was let in, or the Universal Search announcements...). I definitely agree with you Google never lost focus on search...
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-10-06-n58.html

OK500 [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

BETA: http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=BETA

OK500 [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Privacy: http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=Privacy

OK500 [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

The: http://blogoscoped.com/press-analyzer/?q=The

Veky [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

The one I found very interesting:
account
IMO, nicely shows how Google transitioned from one-size-fits-all to personalized monster.
(-:

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> Google seems to prune their press release archives.
> There's nothing left from Google Answers, for example.

I asked Uclue and they say there probably never was a Google Answers press release... of course, it's hard to know for sure...
http://uclue.com//index.php?xq=524

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Kemlo has reminded me that Google didn't announce Google Answers with a press release. Instead, they announced it on the "Google Friends Mailing List", where lots of announcements were (and still are) posted.

The announcement is still archived here:
http://www.google.com/googlefriends/may2002.html#answers
and at YahooGroups
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/google-friends/
where the mailing list was hosted until 2004.

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