Google One-letter Suggestions

30 December 2009

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The Point

The other day, I went to search for something on Google and noticed some interesting results from Google's suggest feature after typing just one letter. Wow, I thought. How presumptuous of Google to think it can guess my will and desires from one letter. Of course that then led to curiosity, and hence this post. What terms manage to garner the top 10 spots for each letter of the English alphabet? So without further ado, the top 10 terms for each letter on Google's suggest feature (along with some of my comments).

Interesting Statistics

Award of Awesomeness:

It's a tie between Facebook and Yahoo, both for earning top spots in "w" for "www.facebook.com" and "www.yahoo.com" of all things. My hat is off to you both.

Multiple Entries

The winner for multiple entries is Yahoo, followed by Google (thought this is no doubt helped by the fact that most of Google's competing services are directly linked to from Google's home screen and thus don't need to be searched for... not to mention the fact that there is less competition for the letter "y").

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

m

n

o

p

q

r

s

t

u

v

w

x

y

z

About the author:

Steve Schwartz // Owner of Alfa Jango Web-based Software, creator of RateMyStudentRental & LeadNuke, engineer, hacker, rubyist, guitarist, aspiring racecar driverist.



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