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Top searches for 2013
« on: December 17, 2013, 11:15:17 PM »
Quote from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25402626
Google has revealed that Facebook topped its list of the most searched-for terms of 2013 in the UK.

The social networking site beat the search company's own YouTube video service to the top spot. Google itself made it in to third place.

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Let me get this straight. People go to google, and search for google?  ???

Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 11:29:19 PM »
I've Googled Google before just to see what would come up.
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Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2013, 11:59:06 PM »
It's probably people typing "Google" into Google toolbars to send them to main page, and then searching for what they want from there.  I've seen plenty of people do that.  I guess they just prefer to search from the main page than from the toolbar.

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Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 12:06:42 AM »
I for one am shocked nothing related to pornography made the list. Oh wait not everyone Googles their porn?
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Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 02:13:30 AM »
Let me get this straight. People go to google, and search for google?  ???
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"Chrome makes no distinction between web addresses and words in its search box so people get lazy and just type in single words like Google rather than full web addresses," he said.

"But this registers as a search."
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Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 03:54:55 AM »
It's probably people typing "Google" into Google toolbars to send them to main page, and then searching for what they want from there.  I've seen plenty of people do that.  I guess they just prefer to search from the main page than from the toolbar.

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Re: Top searches for 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2013, 04:05:54 AM »
It's probably people typing "Google" into Google toolbars to send them to main page, and then searching for what they want from there.  I've seen plenty of people do that.  I guess they just prefer to search from the main page than from the toolbar.

This is also why Bing, which is the default IE search engine, has Google as one of its top searches.