Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Time warp

Google Hot Trends says it's now February 9. Google Calendar says it's now February 10. Which is correct? ;-)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


More than 80 of the 100 Google Hot Trends relate to the Chino Hills (Southern California) earthquake. Is this a record for one event?

Friday, May 16, 2008

And now a word from Bryan ...

... or how about 12 words out of the top 14:

1. 2007
2. chris
3. spears
4. cup
5. loans
6. idol
7. american
8. world
9. portia de rossi
10. irl
11. sports
12. gina peterson
13. britney
14. zxbfwwr

All of the one-word queries are coming mainly from Bryan, TX. (My favorite is "zxbfwwr.")

I suspect that some naughty student at Texas A&M is messing with Google. But for what purpose?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday's alright for siteing?

This morning, Hot Trends is dominated by the YouTube outage. Many of the queries include the words "site youtube.com." For example:

Since when does a typical user put the "site" operator (or any operator) in a query?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hot Trends India



So, why no Hot Trends UK, Argentina, Philippines, etc., etc.?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Searching for answers

Re: Yahoo! New York Times Crossword

I wonder which search engine would help you get crossword answers more quickly: Yahoo! or Google? Has anyone tested the power of search engines in this way?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Google Blog post about Trends and Hot Trends

Seems like Google is paying more attention to Trends and Hot Trends these days. You can read about the recent developments (including the ones mentioned in my previous post) at the Official Google Blog.