Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tracking the word Googlezon

If you read the post entitled An example of resonance, you know that the little movie described in that post created the word "Googlezon". Once this word was created, people started to use it and it began to show up in Google. If you now look up the word "Googlezon", Google will tell you how many pages in its index contain that word. Click here to see what I am talking about:When I look it up today, Google says (near the top right corner of the results page):
    Results 1-10 of about 17,400 for googlezon.
Last week when I checked it, there were about 16,000 results, so this word is currently growing in the Google index. More and more people are talking about it, so its presence in Google expands.

One reason for creating a new, unique word to describe your website is that it makes tracking the growth of your web site easier in Google. Googlezon had never been used before, so it is easy to see its expansion in Google.

Over the next several weeks, check the word "Googlezon" periodically and see how it grows or shrinks in the Google index. You might also try other words like "Star Wars" (in quotes) (the reading today is 31,300,000), "Britney Spears" (in quotes) (current reading is 4,960,000), your own name, etc. -- try any word or phrase that you are interested in really. Use a spreadsheet or piece of paper to track the changes week-to-week. It is a very good way to see how ideas are rising and falling in the public consciousness.

9 Comments:

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On May 19 it is up 500:

"Results 1 - 10 of about 17,900 for googlezon."

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger pat said...

I mentioned del.icio.us in a comment before, and someone recently created a cool graphing application that shows the rate of bookmarking on a particular page.

It's interesting to look at the resonance from this point of view. (Rather like Alexa, in a way.)

Check out this graph tracing the bookmarks on the EPIC animation.

 
At 6:25 PM, Blogger pat said...

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At 6:27 PM, Blogger pat said...

And by the way, it's interesting to compare to the 2-year Alexa graph -- you can clearly see the same spike around the end of last year.

 
At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On June 2:

Results 1 - 100 of about 18,600 for googlezon

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Results 1 - 10 of about 22,000 for googlezon

Wow, this is really growing!

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Marshall Brain said...

On June 19, 2005:

Results 1 - 100 of about 21,800 for googlezon

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think this is an awesome thing where you can add other information. i kinda think it is a bad thing because if a student goes on to find oinfo they might mistake something false as true and include it in their arcticle

 
At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is growing very fast....Which is a good thing....

 

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