>>>>>If ...a big IF...If Google was looking at toolbar data what would they find that isn't known?
Surfing behavior. For example, how long did someone stay on a page. How many times is a page visited or return visits.
Server logs have this information already. Google knows that. Doubtful answer.
>>>>>People surf the web randomly 80% of the time and 20% with a purpose?
Personally, I think you've got those values backwards..
Well I may be wrong but I doubt they're reversed... otherwise employers would not need to monitor employee internet usage.
>>>>>>>Who would analyze the millions of users information?
I could analyze the data by myself (as could many folks). I look at 10's of millions of data records all the time.
Okay well I can't answer exagerated claims like that.
>>How many employees would it take to analyze the data?
Inane and unrealistic answer. What if the one employee is hurt in an accident for several days?
>>>>>>>How long before the employees fell behind due to the gigabyts of data accumulated each day?
Storage is cheap, the information is valuable.
Question not answered. SAN is known.Storage for some is cheap. For most it is not.
>>>>Why isn't Google more interested in measuring user queries done through it's search boxes?
Who says they're not interested? I'm sure they look at all the information they can get.
The question was ...why is Google not more interested in the user search query. Again a non answer.
There are several reasons not to iterate through data....for example webmaster forum posts...the same information is repeated ad nausem...so rereading it is a waste of time.
It is nice to 'assume' large corporations do not care about productivity.. but that would be a fairy tale like a lot of the speculation being done.