Posts Tagged ‘Add new tag’

Google Zeitgeist 2008: Top Brand Searches from 35 Countries

December 10, 2008

Google has released the 2008 Zeitgeist which includes their list of the fastest rising global searches along with search data from 35 countries.

Fastest Rising Global Searches

Fastest Rising Global Searches

The US Zeitgeist search data categories include Top of Mind, Politics, Trendsetters, Showbiz and Sports along with the following list:

2008 US Google Zeitgeist

2008 US Google Zeitgeist

Google Zeitgeist provides search data for germane categories from within each respective country.

Every country’s Zeitgeist features a list of the “Fastest Rising” search terms.

In addition to the United States, Google’s Zeitgeist is available from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Chile. Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

google-zeitgeist-2008

The most interesting takeaway from Google’s 2008 Zeitgeist for me was the presence of searches for American brands in nearly every (possibly all – I didn’t have time to translate every non-English language) country’s Fastest Rising lists – irrespective of their country’s native tongue.

Its only natural – since the search engine itself was first invented by American company Hewlett Packard in 1986.

The following are examples of American Made products and their searches from abroad:

Austria iPhone

Austria iPhone

Austria iPhone

Belgium Google

Belgium Google

Belgium Google

Poland YouTube

Poland YouTube

Poland YouTube

Spain Facebook

Spain Facebook

Spain Facebook

Taiwan Chrome

Taiwan Chrome

Taiwan Chrome

United Arab Emirates Facebook

United Arab Emirates Facebook

United Arab Emirates Facebook

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Google Who Is Domain Search

April 29, 2008

Google search now provides WhoIs domain registration information directly in their search results via Domain Tools.

Domain ownership details can be found by clicking the result.

A search for: whois domaintools.com produces the following result.

Google Who Is Domain Search

Be sure to to type whois as one word as opposed to two because a search for who is domaintools.com doesn’t produce the domain’s registration information, it produce the site’s search results.

Google Who Is Domain Search

I have used Domain Tools for several years and highly recommend their site and tools. As far as I can tell, there are few if any other domain intelligence tools that provide anywhere near the data Domain Tools does.

Jay Westerdal of Domain Tools blog posts about the domain industry are also worth investigating further.

Google Earth Day Word Search

April 21, 2008

Search for the Earth Day word that isn’t really one from the following list of 21 iGoogle tab themes.

Google offers custom Google page themes for iGoogle account holders.

After you have established your iGoogle account, you will see your home page tab followed by “Add a tab” and then to the far right “Select theme” and “Add stuff” links.

iGoogle

Click on the “Select theme” link and you will be taken to directory of Google themes for use as images within your iGoogle tabs. You can search for word specific themes or drill down through their list a page at a time.

iGoogle Theme Search

I have searched through the majority of iGoogle page theme options to produce the following selection of 21 Earth Day related images and words for use in your iGoogle tabs.

To keep things interesting, I have slipped in one image and word that under most circumstances wouldn’t qualify as an Earth Day related term.

See if you can figure out which one word and image aren’t even remotely related to Earth Day and submit your answer in the “Leave a reply” section of the post.

Hamburg

Hamburg

Moscow

Moscow

Beach

Beach

City Scape

City Scape

Cutler Maine

Cutler Maine

Digby Sunset

digby sunset

Earth Light

Earth Light

Fenway Panaorama

Fenway Panaorama

Grass

Grass

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Kenai Mountains

kenai-mountains-at-kachemak-bay

Live Planet Northern Hemisphere

live-planet-northern-hemisphere

Morning Moon

morning-moon

Mountain

mountain

Mt. Katahdin

mt-katahdin

New York City

new-york-city

Paris

paris

The Mediterranean

the-mediterranean

Stephen Colbert | Stephen Colberticon

Stephen Colberticon

Theme 1

theme-1

Tibet Himalaya Mountain

tibet-himalaya-mountain-theme