Search Engines and the Most Popular Search Queries

most popular search queries

When you walk into the lobby of Building 42 at the Googleplex, you can see a display that shows you queries entered into the search engine at any one time. It’s a mesmerizing sight, and I found myself wondering about the people and motivations behind some of the search terms I saw flowing down the … Read more Search Engines and the Most Popular Search Queries

Google Advertising on TV, Podcasts, and Radio

A number of recent patent filings from Google were published at the USTPO, and may provide some insights into Google’s advertising models for Television, Radio, and Podcasts. I’ve linked to the patent filings below, and included the abstracts from those rather than an analysis of the filings. Most of those abstracts are pretty good summaries. … Read more Google Advertising on TV, Podcasts, and Radio

Search Engines, Poverty, and Opportunity: Google Blocking Chrome Downloads in Syria and Iran

Simon Owens, from Bloggasm, sent me a note yesterday pointing out a post at MediaShift – Google Blocks Chrome Browser Use in Syria, Iran. When I received his message, I had been working upon a post for Blog Action Day 2008, and had started compiling resources that nonprofits working on issues involving poverty might find … Read more Search Engines, Poverty, and Opportunity: Google Blocking Chrome Downloads in Syria and Iran