looks like the results are sorted based off of the number of queries a month.
pretty special that, might result in more people looking into specific areas that they normally wouldn't search for.
From a couple of minutes playing with it, I agree it looks like it's based on searches. The FAQ [labs.google.com] discusses "a wide range of information to predict the queries", including the popularity information in Google's Zeitgeist.
A little quirk: it ignores the & character where serps don't.
Must be on typ-in's.
The mistype DINSEY returned a number close to the actual number of appearances found but others were way off.
To me it looks more like real typ-in's.
amazon 170.000.000 results
amazon.com 1 results
It's little things like this that just tickle my funny bone :)
He shoots! He scores!
Thanks for the link tips!
I was waiting for that.
[edited by: fashezee at 2:10 pm (utc) on Dec. 10, 2004]
Quote for 2005 - "Hmm this market is crowded"
I supose it's a logical step for searching, but surely it will just channel otherwise niche searchers into highly competitive keywords? Or bring less obvious keywords to the attention of other websites?
Wow, great for keyword research, I love the results numbers next to the keyword, now if only they would put the number of queries/ searches per month.... :)
The result numbers are inconsistent. For some queries, the number of results for a phrased search (as in "foo bar" including quotes) is shown, for other queries the number of results for a non-phrased search (without quotes) is shown.
Kick a! You can see the suggestions directly at:
The most useful google tool released this year!
Fantastic for keyword research, especially negative keywords for adwords
But before we crack open the champaign; is there a way to determine the amount of searches a keyword generates?
I expected to see some connection with the Overture keyword selector results. Expectations unfulfilled.
VERY NICE tool for keyword research. Thanks Google!
something i noticed... for key phrases that are as frequently searched for as two words vs. one, i.e.,
the tool does not suggest the other (in either case)
|pretty special that, might result in more people looking into specific areas that they normally wouldn't search for. |
Looks like this feature could also work to funnel a searcher who was prepared to type in a very niche search towards the more common ones it offers to autocomplete. Then of course more competitive (and expensive) general phrase AdWords ads would get displayed instead of the cheaper niche phrases.
Hmmmmm, could Google make more money if that happened? ;)
|Kick a! You can see the suggestions directly at: |
Anyone know what the third array might be for? The first is the kw, 2nd is # of results. Could the 3rd be later implemented for # of queries a month maybe?
Interesting to see what other people search for, e.g. try typing
and see what comes up as the first suggestion...
>> Looks like this feature could also work to funnel a searcher who was prepared to type in a very niche search towards the more common ones it offers to autocomplete.
That was my first thought as well. Heard a nice term today "sheeple" - this would herd searchers into well trodden (and therefore well paying) sections of the searchsphere. Will they be happier with the real listings?
Don't see this becoming the default search for googles page just yet - but maybe it will raise it's head as an option when customising search behaviour.
Type in www and you'll see that all sites are listed with only 1 result. I'm not convinced that all queries are linked to type-in traffic. The count for my small town's name is suspiciously close to the actual number of results in Google, and the same seems to be true for other very niche queries. Perhaps type-in traffic is only counted for very popular phrases.
I could see it becoming annoying though if it was a permanent fixture...
Rosalind, we're seeing results ordered by number of searches, but with the number of results listed alongside.
Nice. I see phrases that I never new were so popular. I have my day's work planned out for me.
I got to thinking that this could be very good for SEO. If searches start to become more focused on fewer terms those terms will become much more competitive. More sites will need the help of professionals.
gethan and PaidtoPlay, I aggree.
The "did you mean" feature offers suggestions after you submit your query, thus allowing you to finish your thought. In addition, it is used most often to address spelling issues, rather than completely different search strings. Here G has the opportunity to shape the query and “herd” the user down G's preferred path.
While the new tool is a logical and modest step in terms of extending the G technology, IMHO it's a significant step for G to be inserting themselves at this early stage with the potential to influence their customers' behavior.
My initial thoughts are this is good if it is a win for the user and they are driven to a query that has more relevant results than what they may have initially entered. An example being if someone was initially typing an awkward phrase that would yield poor results given their intention, this tool could be very helpful and powerful for G.
This may not be as good if the suggestions are driven by the money terms.
I suppose time, and this forum, will tell.
In any case, it is worth noting.
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