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Google Zeitgeist, Year-end 2002 [google.com]
They've got country specific stats, but what's most interesting for those involved with internet marketing is what it reveals for the top retailers.
Have you ever seen the top 500 search phrases on wordtracker?
It really is unbelievable that some of the top searched phrases are URLs (eg www.hotmail.com is a commonly searched phrase). It goes to show that some people still dont understand how to surf (ie how to enter the domain directly, not via the search engine).
My 2c! :)
I'm spanish and I would like to be musically kown by something more than Enrique Iglesias and Las Ketchup...
(I know this is completly off-topic but I had to say it.
Heck, they don't even understand that they have browsers, although, again, I've tried to explain...
They are fairly young (in their 50s) and quite intelligent. So I imagine this way of using search engines is very common in the general public.
If memory serves (from reading a number of things
on Search Engine Stats online) that is what MS
does with their search... any incomplete web
URL (for instance, just typing "google" or
"domain.com" for a web address that is really
"www.domain.com" invokes a websearch on their
search engine, artificially kicking up their
Dunno if they are still doing it... was about
6 months ago I saw the article.
1. The Simpsons
2. Big Brother
3. The Osbournes
4. South Park
6. Anna Nicole Smith
7. The Sopranos
8. American Idol
I don't watch it, but I've had many people say that the Sopranos is a great show. As for the rest ... well, Oh Lord! I'm surprised Survivor and The Bachelor didn't make the list. They seem to be in the same genre of "quality" programming.
What is a Spongebob anyway? I keep hearing this word/name ... but no clue!
Interesting statistics Marcia ... thanks for the post!a
I have to admit life will not be the same without that crowd of gloomy, depressed, ugly souls brightening up a Saturday afternoon!
There is nothing in life that can make you feel as happy as listening to 3 hours of semi-suicidal actors whining on about life in London while generating a few optimized pages of HTML.
Okaaaaay call me sad:) but they are cheaper than a shrink!