What Does Google Think of Google?
WebProWorld has a forum discussion called, "Who You Are According to Google" that looks at what you can learn from Google Suggest. Suggest is a feature that offers auto-completed searches based on the characters one types into the search box. For example, the word [home] adds [depot] and [homes] adds [for sale].
The WebProWorld thread has some fun with the tool, starting searches with terms like [Americans are ] and [Europeans are ] to see what it would come up with. Try those for yourself if you're interested in the results.
But what does Google think of Google? Here are a few interesting things I learned using Suggest:
- Gmail is down, creepy, evil, bad, not working.
- Google Search is slow, messed up, not working.
- Beta is dead, over, better. Will Beta ever be dead at Google?
- Google is crap, your friend, stupid, evil, god, cool, and a few things not worth repeating.
It turns out that Microsoft shares many of the same suggestions as Google, including evil and crap. Google really is growing up.
I may have to take back my post from earlier this week on why Google is better than Yahoo
. According to Google Suggest, Yahoo is "better than Google" but not only better, "Yahoo is the best." Just take Google Suggest's word for it.
Maybe people are wondering why Google has to mention that they're NOT evil so often?
Well, at least Google is not censoring the content! They could very easily remove the data from their search index.
Mikefly, it looks like more people search for Yahoo than Google on Google. That seems to make sense considering that people are already at Google. What am I not understanding?