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Google’s Uses and Suggestions!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

 

‘Google for the terms that you do not know’, ‘I’ll Google for it’ is an oft-repeated statement that I found people telling each other online. The days of scholastic are gone. There is nothing special about the ‘walking encyclopedias’ now, as all that work can be easily done by the internet now. Information is available at your fingertips like never before and all it takes is less than a second for any search result.

 

I am sure most people in the world use Google as their default search engine. It is anytime a better pick over MSN, Yahoo or many other such websites. Despite Google’s popularity, I was surprised to know that Yahoo! was the number one ranked website for a long time. Well, it seems to have slide down to number 2 on the Alexa rankings. With Google Chrome’s popularity, the ranking seems to have gone up, as Google is its default search provider.

 

An entry for Google as a noun, and as a verb has also come up on various dictionaries. Check this one at dictionary.com!

 

 

 

Main Entry:   google1

Part of Speech: 

v

Definition:  

to search for information about a specific person through the Google search engine

Example:  

She googled her high school boyfriends.

 

 

 

Why people use Google? This image will tell you that. More than 50% say for spell – checking! Doesn’t MS – Word help you in spell – checking? That is better I must say. In my case, the use of Google is for the first purpose, second and third purpose given in the image. I really do not like typing in complete ‘.com’ thing in the address bar.

 

 

 

The suggestions that come up while typing a search term are also helpful at times. I do not know how Google comes to it and on what basis, but they are interesting to see.

 

Here are some half – searched terms and its suggestions below, they really made my day! It’s said, ‘how’, ‘why’ and ‘what’ are one of the toughest questions to answer on earth. Just go through all the suggestions listed and you will something crazy!

 

why-boys1

 

Well, the above one made for some interesting read!! No one will ever get answers on that. 

why-girls1And this one on girls!

why-guys1If girls get scientific answers for this, I would agree that reason of humans has reached a peak like never before.

why-india1Surprised to see many good entries suggested!

why-indians1

 

That made for a good laugh! Stink, smell, cows, beef… hmmm… And Indians cannot be terrorists. 

why-men1Some desperate women might have searched that! I am quite confident not many are going to get answers. Not even Google is going to help them! 😀

why-pakistanis1Was curious to see the suggestions on this. Ok, only one entry came down, fine.

 

why-women1Interesting ones… Women can’t read maps is something new for me! 

why1

One of the toughest questions ‘why’. Decent suggestions… For the second query, I don’t get why don’t people try it for themselves and enjoy the magic?

 

If any of the search queries were interesting, go ahead and have it. Screenshots taken accurately, without the address bar and section above it using SnagIt software. All the suggestions were on Google India. You may get something different based on your geographic location.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Rowan permalink
    Saturday, April 11, 2009 7:58 am

    Interesting. I hate having to use Google, but it’s the only good Search Engine. The link to the Alexa site was also useful. I havn’t seen that page before.
    I like some of the searches you partially ran. I think I’ll read up on the results.

  2. Saturday, April 11, 2009 3:21 pm

    Rowan,
    The suggestions were interesting! These days there isn’t any alternative to Google. But, they really are unique regarding each and every of their product. And yeah, Alexa is a site for traffic ranking.

  3. Greegrestovit permalink
    Sunday, April 12, 2009 10:52 pm

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  4. Monday, May 11, 2009 6:11 pm

    I know… even I was surprised and irritated by the throwing up popular searches by google…. it gets on your nerves when you are trying to *google* something important and you land up somewhere else coz of a wrong stroke of down/up arrow in the keyboard!!!

  5. Sunday, May 17, 2009 12:16 pm

    Awesome compilation!

  6. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 10:11 am

    Moukound, not the wrong stroke of arrow, but the enter key makes things go wrong sometimes. But nevertheless, suggestions are interesting!

    Ashutosh, thanks. Will visit your website.

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